At the end of March, Chris Tan, School of Art’s teaching fellow in the Department of Art and Design, participated in ZHAN Art Space’s 1st Anniversary GOLD group show. In conjunction with its celebratory milestones, ZHAN Art Space organised a group show and invited 20 talented artists from various walks of life to explore the meaning of art and gold. The artworks produced are diverse, ranging from traditional painting styles to art installations.
Inspired by people who suffered from depression, Chris Tan’s diptych A Kintsugi Girl with Broken Heart challenges viewers to reflect if a depressed, broken heart can be repaired. Kintsugi is known as a Japanese art of repairing broken or cracked items with powdered gold. This diptych expresses the idea of how a broken girl undergoes repair with Kintsugi. Her beauty is renewed, her look is refreshed exteriorly, however, her heart condition remains unknown. The exhibition took place in both actual physical venues in The School, Jaya One, and online platforms for over a month. Check out Chris’ Instagram page @christan.art for more details.