This print was made in reference to a character in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”.
It is a vietnam war film featuring a group of marines life during that period.
Private Joker was the protagonist, always boasting about being a killing machine, teaching others how to get hookers,
when he never had any actual experience – he was merely a war journalist soldier.
I thought he fit the description of 纸上谈兵 (mere paper talk) pretty well, and decided to do a paperdoll painting showing his various facial expressions,
quotable quotes, and ironic personality.
i painted the characters and body parts separately, then scanned and combined them on the computer.
This art work is part of the “The Art of Rebellion: 造反有理 “ exhibiton organised by StudioKALEIDO ( http://www.studiokaleido.net )
See the rest of the pictures here: http://on.fb.me/IrjLpV
24 artists and 3 poets execute a contemporary exploration of Chinese culture; a play on the power of idiomatic suggestion.
The Art of Rebellion ▷ visual interpretations of idioms ▷
eeshaun / winnie goh / ben qwek / adeline tan / brick / xiaobao / antz / kittozutto / xiao yan / zxerokool / roy wang / michy witchy / messymsxi / tiffany tan / sun lee / pigologist / xinjie / leonard wee / cleo / kristal melson / XOTL / pamm hong / zhao renhui / SUSEJ
The Wanderlust of Words ▷ idiomatic haiku scrolls ▷
ng yi-sheng / amanda lee / rebecca toh
Exhibition week: 15/4 – 22/4, 2-8pm
Venue: unit 11, The Lorong 24A Shophouse Series ( Lor 24A Geylang )
You can view more of Adeline Tan’s work here: http://www.mightyellow.com/