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
ampulets 安普樂 is a design studio founded in 2006 by James Teo, focusing on design and art direction for editorial and branding projects. We believe that design rewards our human desire for meaning and beauty. In 2012 ampulets created product label Neighbourgoods for independent art and design projects. Neighbourgoods makes everyday objects in collaboration with other creatives in Singapore'
Rationale: Singapore is best represented by "sweat" because we are hot hot hot...in more ways than one! The design juxtaposes the dreamy idyll of a "sunny island set in the sea" with our tropical reality: heat, humidity, sweaty foreheads, plus spicy foods and Sarong Party Girls that make us sweat some more. Welcome to our air-conditioned nation.
21 x 37 cm (open size) Paper and bamboo material Limited Edition of 50 pieces