Raffles City: Ode To Art

The painting of the peacock at the gallery, Ode to Art, caught my gaze. The disturbingly arresting red sculptures seem like those done by a famous Chinese artist whose name I can’t recall.

I just checked – it’s Chen Wen Ling one of the top ten contemporary sculptures in China.

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

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4 Responses to Raffles City: Ode To Art

  1. 365days2play says:

    The statues here are really weird. I’ve been walking past this shop many times. Can’t understand those crotch grabbing ones. Why all of them mostly red and naked? I don’t think I’ll ever purchase an ugly statue, even if it has deep meaning.

  2. J says:

    The artist is Chen Wen Ling. I find this series of his sculptures (Red Boy) intriguing when I first saw it, though it is not my favourite. The gallery has a write up on the artist and his works. You can check it out: http://www.odetoart.com/artist.php/CE33B601-B0AD-458E-93AD-7697154CB5F7,Chen%20Wen%20Ling

    I have noticed in some gifts shops, there are similar smaller models of the Red Boy series sculptures on sale. Although I did not go in for a closer look, I doubt it is from the original artist.

    • bookjunkie says:

      thanks…looks like he’s had a hard life and that translates into the sculpture

      I saw the series somewhere else before, perhaps on discovery channel…or at some museum…but I can’t for the life of me remember where now.

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