Lotus on Water Presents “The Colours of Prosperity and Elegance”
feng shui art exhibition by Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi
with UOB and The Emporium Group Collaboration
BANGKOK/ SINGAPORE, 18 January 2018 – Held in partnership with United Overseas Bank (UOB) and The Emporium Group, Lotus on Water, a Singapore leading feng shui brand hosts its first overseas art exhibition “The Colours of Prosperity and Elegance” worth 1 Billion Thai Baht including paintings and jadeite collections in Thailand at Emporium Gallery from 18 – 21 January 2018.
Graced by the Guest-of-Honours, Her Royal Highness Princess Buppha Devi and His Royal Highness Prince Tesso Sisowath, the exhibition, “The Colours of Prosperity and Elegance” features 108 exquisite art pieces, exhibited as part of a collection which possesses extraordinary characteristics. The whole series of The Colours of Prosperity and Elegance has been thoughtfully curated by Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi to capture the essence of his wisdom, as well as the energies of prosperity and good fortune. Each piece of his painting has eight to 12 layers, comprising of gold and silver.
Orange Shine with Golden Feathers 橙采金羽 Medium : Mixed Media on Dong Ba Paper 24K Gold, 18K Gold, Silver
Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi who is the sixth-generation feng shui master, painter and also Chinese calligrapher, is an acclaimed artist and celebrated feng shui exponent. The extraordinary dimensions of Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi’s celebrated work, namely Heavenly Time, Earthly Resources and Human Will, are represented by his outstanding characteristics of the paintings. The paintings change their presentation as day moves into night with phosphorescent paint that glows and comes alive in UV light. Each piece of art is rendered in specially prized materials such as 18K and 24K (pure) gold and silver and infused with Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi’s inspiration, bringing prosperity and good fortune to people.
Apart from the paintings, Lotus on Water will also be showcasing jadeite collection for the first time as part of the UOB and The Emporium Group collaboration.
Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi, says, “I always think that an art exhibition should not just be an ‘art pieces hanging activity’. It should be a pulling force, a force that pulls people with a taste for aesthetic, people with elegance in their soul, and people with a prosperous mentality together, to create beautiful dreams and spirited Celebrations.”
Manatase Annawat, The Deputy Managing Director of The Emporium Group, says, “Emporium and EmQuartier, the epicenter of Lifestyles are proud to present the exquisite arts from Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi to our VIP customers. Please join us in discovering the power of 108 pieces of Fengsui Paintings, Scluptures, Jadeites worth over 1 Billion Baht, and their secret power in enhancing prosperity, success and luck.”.
Nigel Chua, First Vice President, Group Channels & Digitalization, United Overseas Bank, says, “UOB has always been a patron for the arts. It is with great honour to be hosting this art exhibition celebrating with many esteem guests of UOB & Emporium together with the art of Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi to start the New Year with Prosperity & Elegance!”
The “Colours of Prosperity and Elegance”
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. The latter is believed to be effective in warding off evil while bringing to life good wishes conveyed from the symbols in the paintings.
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.
“The peacocks in my paintings become living metaphors for attraction. In my paintings where peacocks are featured, their feathers are a glittering gold under bright lights. By contrast, when lights are turned off and ultraviolet lights are shone on them through the darkness, you will see celestial stars,” added Emeritus Master Yun Long Zi.
Indeed, each element carries special symbolisms 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 Colours of Prosperity and Elegance: The Feng Shui Art of Emeritus Master Yun and Lotus on Water runs from 18 to 21 January 2018 at Emporium Gallery, M Floor, The Emporium Shopping Complex. For more information, please visit http://lotusonwater.com/ .