Working and living in Singapore, Liu Xuan Qi paints familiar toys that were commonly seen and played by children in Singapore in the past. In this painting, we see a figurine of the popular Japanese superhero “Ultraman” surrounded by several pieces of small soldiers. The textures around these figurines forge a sense of action and movement, bringing life to the painting. The painting reminds viewers of the fun times when children played together as they shared the imaginative stories of these figurines.
This painting is part of a series of artworks by Liu Xuan Qi that highlights objects that might remind viewers of their childhood or a memory of the old times in Singapore.