Laurens Tan "Happy Toy"

Tally Beck Contemporary Gallery

poster for Laurens Tan "Happy Toy"

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Happy Toy is Tan’s multimedia installation concentrating on themes of China’s linguistics, technology and culture of fabrication.

Amalgamating sculpture, architectural and animated space, music, graphics, film and industrial design Tan's artwork explores the dynamism of contemporary urban China in his language of playful, witty semiotics.

Tan focuses on the ambiguities in the interpretation of Chinese characters by analyzing the transformation of language and meaning through his text-based installations.

Currently based in Beijing, Laurens Tan was born in 1950 in the Netherlands to Chinese-Indonesian parents. He spent over 30 years in Australia and pursued an academic career teaching design and art in universities in Australia, the USA and China.

[Image: Laurens Tan "Jin Bubble Boy" (2011) fiberglass and acrylic sculpture 1 ft 5 in x 1 ft 2 in.]



from September 07, 2011 to October 30, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-09-07 from 18:00 to 22:00


Laurens Tan

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