In his artistic practice, Pu Jie attempts to use fragments of collective memory as well as his own personal experiences to compose a narrative of a contemporary way of existence in the shadow of China’s recent past. Avoiding trappings of both nostalgia and amnesia, he references instead life in the rapidly expanding urban metropolis and its oscillating imageries of eroticism, political propaganda and ancient myths. Monochromatic colours in red, yellow and blue dominate his large-scale paintings. The different layers of imagery are brought together in the picture by the unifying aesthetic expression, which is a blend of pop and comic strips.
Exhibition: Two Different Times, One World by PU Jie
Dates: Till 24 August 2014
Venue: ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22, Gillman Barracks