Christine Das: Stroking animals to life

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Meet Christine Das, a Penang-born painter of nature and a constant presence in art galleries in Singapore and Hong Kong.

They say that, like the proverbial spinning wheel, nobody can reinvent art. I believe it’s true because, today, very few works of art manage to surprise me. More often than not, artists look back at previous trends to find their inspiration. The 1970s, the 1980s and the 1990s are now dissected and replicated across all fields of arts and existence. The result is a series of cookie-cutter pieces and styles that might look stunning on the surface, but don’t really add anything crucial to their respective fields. Think of how the movie industry continues to produce sequels and remakes of blockbusters of the past.


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