Gallery & Co. seeks to democratise art and design through collaborations with Singaporean and international brands, artists and designers. The Artist Project invites a diverse mix of creative talents across the fields of art, graphic design and illustration to craft a visual response to a given theme.
“Siapa Nama Kamu?” or, “What is your name?” in Malay, is the title of the inaugural exhibition at the DBS Singapore Gallery. As the history of art in Singapore moves towards the future, it becomes clear that this story is hardly finished.
The products in this first exclusive capsule collaboration are usable and wearable forms of art created by artists and designers as a contemporary take on what Singapore means to them.
About the Artist
Aiko Fukawa is a Japanese illustrator whograduated fromTokyo University of the Arts, and thedesigner of original paper art brand, called ‘Ai’.She creates drawings of animals, nature, and women, many of which are featured onadvertisements, stationery and children’s picture books,as well as for exhibitions indifferent countries.Her artwork book,‘Holiday’, was published in Genkosha, and her colouring book,‘Four Seasons’ and‘Present’ were published internationally.
Rationale: Singapore is best represented by sophisticated urban life and colours inspired by fruit varieties.
2-3 years measures 11" PTP, 15" Down 4-5 years measures 12" PTP, 15.5" Down 6-7 years measures 12.5" PTP, 16.5" Down 8-9 years measures 13" PTP, 17" Down