Solo exhibition MAO Yan in Dufftown was staged by the artist in ShanghART H-Space on November 20th, 2010 and Andy Singer was precisely one of the works on display. The new pieces in that show included oil painting and watercolour and were all produced during “2010 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Program” in Dufftown. MAO was in that Scottish town twice for the completion of new works which were mainly themed with human portraits loosely based on employees in local whisky factory.
Highly praised for his marvelous technique with classical charm, the artist rendered an aura in the new creation dissimilar with that in his early works. Complicated and elaborate, the manner that presented these figures was somehow concealed under the hazy and thawy technique, which appeared to mirror the drunken artist embraced by countless inspirations in a daze.