It's been a long time since I last do Chinese calligraphy. A recent new commercial assignment allows me to practice my strokes again. The Chinese ink simply smell so good!
I am very honoured to be invited to contribute an artwork for “100 Friends, 100 Artists, 100 Songs” exhibition, in support to raise funds for the TRANSMISSION : PROJECT.
The musical brainchild of art-management.com’s Claude Verly and Jackson Tan from Phunk Studio, six of the talented artists will take on apprenticeship roles with PHUNK for a year under their non-profit TRANSMISSION: PROJECT, an annual mentorship programme providing artists with an immersive multi-disciplinary studio experience. Areas such as Design – Artwork – Exhibitions – and Catalogue production will all be covered.
The artwork that I have contributed is inspired by the song 这不行，那不行 from local Chinese rap/rock band Chou Pi Jiang.
The exhibition will run from 10 October 2013 to 6 January 2014 at ‘The Gallery’ tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto at 51 Circular Road, Boat Quay.
Please do pop by to check out the exhibit.
Legendary street artist and OBEY Clothing owner/designer Shepard Fairey has always been one of my favourite artist. I own a few of his musician themed artworks before he became so successful that all his pieces will be snapped up online within minutes whenever he released a new piece. This is a 4-part video series documenting his most recent art exhibition, which took place in Copenhagen this past summer. Have a look and you will know what's a 'real' reality show should be.
The result for the annual award, which is the highest accolade conferred to an individual or organisation in the field of design in Singapore, was announced on 10 November.
Two individuals and 10 designs have been conferred the respective awards this year. The two Designer of the Year recipients are Chan Sau Yan Sonny of Chan Sau Yan Associates and Tang Guan Bee of Tangguanbee Architects.
The 10 Design of the Year recipients are:
26 Cable Road
Yip Yuen Hong
1000 Singapores – A Model of the Compact City
Khoo Peng Beng
Belinda Huang Wan Jing Agnes
Assistant Professor Erik G. L’Heureux
Assistant Professor Florian Schaetz (and Team)
Dyson Digital Motor
Low Yee Cheok (and Team)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Lee Soo Khoong (and Team)
Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore
Moshe Safdie International LLC, Boston, Massachusetts
Moshe Safdie (and Team)
In collaboration with Aedas Pte Ltd
Tony Ang (and Team)
Pryde Group Bicycle Design Development
BMW Group DesignworksUSA
Magnus Aspegren (and Team)
School of the Arts
WOHA Architects Pte Ltd
Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell (and Team)
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
Kerry Hill Architects Pte Ltd
Kerry Hill (and Team)
Streetwave Pte Ltd
Justin Long (and Team)
The main exhibition of the President’s Design Award 2011 will be held at ION Orchard from 12 November to 27 November 2011. Following that, the exhibition will travel to the URA Centre and exhibit from 1 December 2011 to 10 February 2012. A specially-curated exhibition will also be presented as part of the SPACE Asia Hub’s opening programme from 12 November to 11 December 2011.