Lotus on Water is presenting “The Crown of Prosperity and Elegance”, a special art exhibition with Feng Shui artworks by Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi. Held at the historical CHIJMES Hall, the majestic and royal exhibition will be graced by Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi and His Royal Highness Prince Sisowath Tesso and will be accompanied by four other members of Cambodian Royal family. The event will feature a total of 46 exquisite art pieces including 2 mega majestic masterpieces at size 3m x 2m which cost $6.8 million each. The latest series of artwork by Emeritus Master Yun – Painting on the Chinese Fans will also make its first public appearance. This is the second annual art exhibition hosted by Lotus on Water, following the success of its first edition at ION Gallery last year.
Emeritus Master Yun latest series of Feng Shui art – Painting on Chinese Fans
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Apart from the prestigious paintings, one of the key highlights of the evening is the bestowment of the Aspara Crown on Emeritus Master Yun by Her Royal Highness Princess Buppha Devi during the opening ceremony. Lotus On Water will also be showcasing The ROYAL Heaven and Earth Jadeite Ring collection, a rare series collected by six members of Cambodia Royal Family.
Inspired by prosperity and success, this art collection is specially curated by Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi, who is a sixth-generation Feng Shui master, painter and a Chinese Calligrapher for the exhibition. His exceptional paintings are decked with precious natural elements such as 24K gold, pure silver, bronze and natural vermillion ink. Each piece of painting is unique and has eight to twelve layers. These paintings change their representation as day moves into night with phosphorescent paint that glows and comes alive in UV light. The latter is believed to be effective in warding off evil while bringing to life good wishes conveyed from the symbols in the paintings.
The Crown of Prosperity and Elegance
Emeritus Master Yun’s characteristic artistic style and approach are not typical of Chinese paintings and defy conventional definitions of realism, expressionism and impressionism movements, making it unique and one-of-a-kind.
Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi carries the heritage, glory and prestige of being the 6th generation feng shui Master in his family. His artistic inclination towards Chinese and Western arts started at an early age and his stellar accolades include winning the Singapore Youth Festival art exhibition in his teens, graduating top of the NTU School of Arts and School of Science with a First-Class Honors in Chinese Language and Cultural Studies and winning the Dr. Wu Teh Yao Book Prize.
His characteristic artistic style and approach are not typical of Chinese paintings and defy conventional definitions of realism, expressionism and impressionism movements, making it truly unique. Many of the paintings feature up to 18 layers of nuanced and expressive artistry, bringing boundless wishes of colour and joy to visitors to the exhibition.
While some of his paintings are painted on Chinese rice paper, many displayed in this exhibition are painted on a special paper known as Dong Ba Paper which is handmade by tribal shamans using herbs from mountain ranges. Dong Ba Paper is believed to be sacred and can last for more than a thousand years. His paintings are also crowned by precious natural elements such the aforementioned gold and silver, bronze and natural vermillion ink.
One of the key features of his paintings is the use of a special paint that glows in the dark under UV light. It is included purposefully into Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi’s paintings to symbolise hope in darkness – where there is a ‘silver lining’ even in dark environments or at dark times. During the daytime, his images gleefully celebrate the best of nature’s wonderful palette and in all its magical glory, from flora to fauna (peacocks, cranes, cranes, Hulu plants, eagles and Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi’s signature peonies), as well as vistas and landscapes which encompass the smallest of creatures and the most precious of lives they lead.
Indeed, each element carries special symbolism and projects an empowering aura of fortune, strength and joy when intertwined. The energising and colourful impressions bring Chi and good feelings to those who view this incredible art in the day.
At night, as the planet elementally rotates, bright stars are revealed, and seem to dance and sway as they cast their protective, positive energy onto worlds below; they facilitate dreams and the joyful hopes and wishes of imagination that they embody, as the Earth turns.
“The Crown of Prosperity and Elegance: The Feng Shui Art of Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi” is on today to 30 October 2018 at CHIJMES Hall. For more information, please visit http://lotusonwater.com