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Exhibition

Little Red Dot

Exhibiting Artists: Frank Zhen

Venue: Utterly Art 20B Mosque Street > venue details

Dates: 31 Jan 2013 - 17 Feb 2013

After his successful inaugural solo exhibition at ION Art Gallery last year, Frank Zhen returns with an equally festive offering of auspicious animals and propitious symbols in Little Red Dot. Apart from his uniquely Singaporean red paper-cut merlions, we have bats of good fortune, peaches of longevity, ancient coins of wealth, auspicious clouds, waves, ribbons and stylised Vanda Miss Joaquim flowers, not forgetting the lucky numbers they are presented in.

Little Red Dot presents Frank’s wishes of prosperity for our tiny island with his signature merlions, his fervent desire for racial harmony reflected in his colour coding scheme (Yellow=Chinese, Blue=Indians, Green=Malays, Pink=Peranakans, Purple=Eurasians, Orange=Others) and a lamentation for how disconnected the local Chinese community is to authentic Chinese culture which is manifested in the over-abundance of Chinese symbolism in his paintings. But beyond red Chinese paper-cuts, this series expands Franks artistic vocabulary with gongbi renditions of Chinese peonies, and references to Japanese, Indonesian and even Thai decorative arts in his increasingly pan-Asian visual language.

On Sat 9th Feb Chinese New Year's Eve, we will close early at 6pm.
We are closed Sun 10th Feb to Tues 12th Feb for Chinese New Year.
We reopen on Wed 13th Feb 2013.



Exhibited Works

Good Relations

2012

150cm x 150cm
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Ms Merlion's Peace, Fortune and Good Health

2012

100cm x 100cm
Acrylic on canvas
S$2088

Arrival of Wealth and Health For All

2012

100cm x 100cm
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Tree of Fortune and Multiculturalism

2012

100cm x 100cm
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

六家福 (Six Family Luck)

2013

100cm x 80cm
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Party Animal

2012

100cm x 80cm
Acrylic on canvas
S$1388

Joy to Behold

2012

100cm x 80cm
Acrylic on canvas
S$1388

Garden City

2012

100cm x 80cm
Acrylic on canvas
S$1388

Little Red Dot

2012

80cm x 100cm
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

May Each Year Have Plenty 年年有余

2013

100cm x 80cm
Acrylic on canvas
S$1388

Artist

  • Frank Zhen

    Singapore

    Art has been a passion for Frank Zhen since his youth, who would as a child spend hours drawing on paper. In the past few years, he has experienced an intense urge to paint to express his feelings, and has undertaken a number of short courses in painting from 2006 to 2011. His first solo exhibition Tales of the Red Merlion met with good media attention and commercial success.

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