Virginie Pringiers’ work is distinguished by her bold passion for the lost and found, the forgotten and remembered, the iconic and the cosmic. In her first Singapore art series, Not Holding Out For A Hero, Virginie explores our desire to be saved, and rescues herself at the same time.
Get up close and personal with two of Virginie's mixed media paintings - "Mr. President" and "George".
Arty-Fact: “I created this painting in response to what I was feeling about current global events shaping western society. I felt like an alien had come from outer space to guide us into a new era. What I like about the face is its lack of emotion - the emptiness of the eyes. It is impossible for us to know what the future will be.” ~ Virginie Pringiers
“The future can ever promise but one thing and one thing only: surprises.” ~ Steven Erikson
Arty-Fact: George, a 45-year-old well waxed male, is an extremely ordinary man. He loves his wife, but she is ordinary, his children - are ordinary, his work - is ordinary... his life is extraordinarily sad.
One day, George decides to throw a fit. He lets go of his ‘ordinary’ and dives head first into gambling, drugs and violence... he decides to live in total excess.
Actually no... George is not capable of excess - his gun shoots only love songs. George is delightfully ordinary.
"We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day." ~ Brad Meltzer