Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
ANDREW TONG

Andrew Tong
Modern Times
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February 8 - 26, 2011 - Opening Reception: Thursday Feb.10, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Andrew Tong - Mine
Mine
20 x 16 Inches  
acrylic on board
$2,300 



Modern Times is my take on humanity's defects of character: Greed, Selfishness, Ignorance, Self-Delusion, etc. The list goes on and on – this body of work with its references to modern life expresses a raucous skepticism of our accepted values.

The incredible technological advances throughout the last century have been used to unleash mechanical warfare, mass death and totalitarian politics, shaping our future in profound ways but also repeating history's patterns yet again.

Technology is also "re-writing" our social norms – how we relate to one another and identify ourselves – and in the process creating personal realities of escapism while facilitating our craving for instant gratification. As long as people believe happiness can be bought, governments can do what they want.

As for the insect references, their world has witnessed many global catastrophes and yet they have survived by constantly evolving and adapting to their ever changing environments. I see them as observers to Man's existence and in many ways we are alike. It will be up to us how we redefine our world and change our role on this planet.

Where are we heading and how do we respond to a very real sense of civilization's fragility? How do individuals respond to the authority of the State? Each painting tells its own story and poses questions that everyone will interpret differently, each us creating our own individual dialogue.

"Art is not an end in itself – more pure naiveté is necessary for that – but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in."

Hugo Ball




Andrew Tong - Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
$3,950 



Andrew Tong - Sweet Dreams Little One
Sweet Dreams Little One
20 x 24 Inches  
acrylic on board
$3,100 



Andrew Tong - Thank You and Good Night
Thank You and Good Night
20 x 24 Inches  
acrylic & silverleaf on board
$3,100 



Andrew Tong - Fragile
Fragile
20 x 16 Inches  
acrylic on board
$2,300 



Andrew Tong - Snapshot of Evolution II
Snapshot of Evolution II
24 x 30 Inches  
oil on panel
$3,500 



Andrew Tong - Speaking in Tongues
Speaking in Tongues
14 x 11 Inches  
oil & copperleaf on panel
Sold 



Andrew Tong - Uncle Frank
Uncle Frank
16 x 11 Inches  
oil & brassleaf on panel
Sold 



Andrew Tong - Alone
Alone
36 x 48 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$6,200 



Andrew Tong - Conform
Conform
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on panel
$3,950 



Andrew Tong - Homo Insecticus
Homo Insecticus
18 x 16 Inches  
oil on panel
$2,100 



Andrew Tong - Stay Happy
Stay Happy
24 x 20 Inches  
oil on panel
$3,100 



Andrew Tong - Salome
Salome
40 x 30 Inches  
oil on canvas
$5,000 



Andrew Tong - Tempus Fugit (Time Flies)
Tempus Fugit (Time Flies)
36 x 48 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$6,200 



Andrew Tong - Girl with Fly
Girl with Fly
18 x 12 Inches  
oil & copper leaf on board
Sold 



Andrew Tong - Musca Domestica
Musca Domestica
20 x 16 Inches  
oil & brass leaf
$2,300 



Andrew Tong - Playtime
Playtime
24 x 18 Inches  
oil on board
$2,900 



Andrew Tong - Red Alert
Red Alert
36 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
$5,100 



Andrew Tong - Fear No One
Fear No One
60 x 48 Inches  
oil on canvas
$8,500 



Andrew Tong - Dear Hollie
Dear Hollie
30 x 24 Inches  
oil on board
Sold 



Andrew Tong - That's Entertainment
That's Entertainment
36 x 48 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$6,200 

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