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Renaissance masterpieces meets pop art in Andre Tan's solo exhibition, RE.

One of Singapore’s most beloved pop artists, Andre Tan, is back this month with a new solo exhibition. RE is a fresh series of paintings adapted from masterpieces and given a curious, contemporary twist, like an image of Michelangelo’s David brandishing a smartphone. This artist is present – and in the past, and in the future, all at once. What is the significance of the simple title, RE ? ‘Re’ is a prefix, which is placed before the stem of a word. Adding ‘re’ to the beginning of one word changes it into another word. I am using the same metaphor, adding elements into familiar images or famous paintings. RE is an exhibition about recreating, rethinking and refreshing. Why is the notion of the past so important to you? I started my research for this series by studying Renaissance paintings. I find it interesting to juxtapose modern elements or materials with Renaissance im...

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