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
Farizwan Fajari, professionally known as Speak Cryptic, is a visual artist working and living in Singapore. Inspired by the visual language prevalent within the cultures of comics and underground music, his works primarily deals with the issues pertaining to the human condition. Utilising personal iconographies and a cast of characters that he has developed over the years, he applies them to various narratives inspired by his observations on current affairs and his immediate environment. Exhibitions include the Secret Archipelago (Paris, 2015), Budi Daya (Singapore, 2014) and the Singapore Biennale (Singapore, 2013).
Rationale: The work is based on my impression of the contemporary Singaporean, as someone who works hard, is well connected and is by no means technologically challenged. But as a result, is slowly turning into someone who seems to be out of touch with what is going around them and losing their sense of empathy.
21. 5 x 15.1 cm Limited edition of 30 pieces
This postcard is printed using the risograph technique.