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
Mojoko: Born 1977 His artistic work is an exploration of Trash Pop culture colliding with the Old & historical, mixing media such as computer programming, digital sculpture, painting and printmaking. His works have regularly been showcased around the world at International Institutions and independent galleries.
Rationale: Palmtrees and Escalators. A celebration of colour and energy, a fast paced life on a tropical island almost as tall as it is wide. With skyscapers and super modernity towering over the beautiful small details, the old medicine halls, the clan houses, gardens and shophouses. With a rich eclectic heritage being slowly forgotten, it is important to cherish and be inspired by the past.