The opening night of Fang to Fur, featuring Los Angeles based artist, Angry Woebots and four fellow Singaporean artists, Antz, Namimon, Sheryo and Clogtwo at FLABSLAB, 1 Commonwealth lane #06-11, One Commonwealth Singapore 149544. Visual works ranging from paintings to toy customizing.
THE KINGS AND CITIZENS SERIES
(artworks of three - Monarchy, Citizens and Future Monarch /2012 / Acrylic and gold ink on 40in by 40in canvas):
SGD 2,400 / each.
"I am always submerge within the dysfunction of my society and what I surrounded with. It's how I view life in my perspective. It helps me think and question the unanswerable definition of carrying on with life on a daily basis. This series of artworks revolves around the political context in Singapore, taking advantage of the lion as a significant animal icon of Singapore, I've depict it as kings/politicians of it's kingdom, and the deer skull as the citizens, being harvest as a form of food/income for the rich to feed their stomach and wealthy living condition. A circle of life, a struggle. A ruling rule set to conquer the people from one generation to another, a monarchy."
REGARDLESS OF FACE (RACE)
(artworks of five - The Beginning, The Senses, The Physics, The Structure and The End /2012 / Acrylic, spray paint and glow in the dark decal on mask):
SGD50 / each.
"A cosmopolitan country or not, racism exist even in the minimal of lives. I've always been fascinated by how God have created us in such a way that it is so complex than any other machines or inventions, But yet again, it has the simplest concept of all, the similarity on the inside as human beings no matter the race. This pieces of works are dedicated to the understanding of our human anatomy, broken down into 5 different autopsy, revealing our soul, our feelings, our importance, our actions and finally our afterlife, these are aspects of life, there is no differences in any one. In the end, we are all humans, regardless of race."
"REN JING" (custom Grabbit toy custom /
2012 /Spray paint, ink and glow in the dark decal):
"There's a distinctive definition for each country - shaped by the politics, hopes, fears and its unique resource. Angola has its diamonds; Brunei is oil-rich. In Singapore, people, not tourism, are the resource and the nation's main source of income. Through taxes, rising price of HDB flats, stagnant wages and more, we are a golden resource that generates value for our safe, clean but harsh country - our future is bleak and we fear the worst for our next generation. 'Ren Jing' is a direct translation that refers to man gold. It defines the situation Singaporeans are facing. Like gold, our value will never go down and the demand is always high. At the same time, it takes everything away from us and promises nothing in return."
And here are some photos of the show.
2012 / Archival print on water color textured paper.
Limited edition prints of 50. Signed and numbered.
Darkroom Army was there too, showcasing their limited edition cross over with Clogtwo and Woebots, on the Fed 5 and Fed 5B respectively. It comes with a limited edition print as well. While stock last.
Anthony "ANTZ" Chong's oriental influenced works on canvas.
Aaron "Woes" canvas and vinyl works.
Sheryo's psychedelic pieces.
Namimon's toy custom together with Antz's piece on the right.