Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Vacation Photos: Singapore Street Art

mindy and i just returned from a 10 day trip to singapore.  we visited family, met new family members, ate everything the hawker centers had to offer, and searched out some street art.

singapore has come around a little bit on street art since the last time i was there in 2012, when SKLO was being arrested for spraying 'my grandfather road' at intersections and placing cheeky singlish stickers on crosswalk buttons and other spots. we found several works in the the touristy section of haji lane and arab st. and several murals from a mural campaign dedicated to singapore's 50th birthday.  all were, of course, commissioned works as graffiti in SG will still get you caned, fined, and jailed for a couple of years, but none the less the works were solid.  local crew RSCLS seems to be at the forefront of the movement in singapore along with local girl sheryo and her aussie counterpart the yok, and SKLO and her rebel daughters affiliates. good on them for putting some color back into a culture that seems to lack visual creativity and subculture propaganda, and the government is accepting their significance to the art world.

here are some pictures if you'd like to see:

@ Bras Basah Complex.

@ Queen Street.

@ Gillman Barracks.

@ Haji Lane, Arab Street, and Kampong Glam.

@ Taman Jurong Shopping Center.

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