ROBERT ZHAO RENHUI
Painted Molly, Rainbow Start Warrior Variant
600 x 111 cm
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.
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.