Artist: Zhao Renhui, (b.1983, Singapore)
Title: The Space In Between
Medium: Archival Piezographic Print
Size (cm): 90.0 x 130.0 cm
A lush dense forest scene, an animal trap and a fallen sparrow. These three distinctive images trigger the urge to decipher the perplexing visual riddle before us. The artist prompts us to question the truth of what we see. Closer scrutiny of the forest scene for instance reveals a figure concealed in a camouflage suit. The viewer is left to consider the grim implications of humankind's study of nature and animal life. While Mr Zhao has interests in wildlife and nature conservation, the work extends beyond an activist's crusade and is marked with ingenuity and a poetic quality.