Robert Zhao Renhui

Singapore

Painted Molly, Rainbow Start Warrior Variant

600 x 111 cm
Photography
2013

There are several methods to create artificial colours in fish and certain methods remain well-kept industrial secrets. A recent method is the use of dye lasers to tattoo aquarium fish with patterns, colours and text. The Rainbow Star Warrior variety created in Singapore in 2002 uses a sophisticated version of the dye laser to create colourful mollies with as many as 256 colours.

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Singaporean visual artist Robert Zhao Renhui (B. 1983) works mainly with photography but often adopts a multi-disciplinary approach by presenting images together with documents and objects. Renhui’s work include textual and media analysis, video, photography and book projects.

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