RSCLS (pronounced Rascals) is comprised of artists with single name monikers like ANTZ, ZERO, SPAZ and TR853-1, based out of the Aliwal Art Centre in Singapore’s Kampong Glam enclave. While their individual discipline of choice takes in the typical hallmarks of street art, such as stencilling, murals, and wheat-paste, what they’re spraying and painting about sets Singapore apart.
RSCLS all began in 2003, when a group of up and coming artists were done with unsolicited attempts to throw up original art on street walls and started getting smart about how to drive the scene forward, and actually make some coin doing it.
As they’ve developed, a number of members have been instrumental in leveraging government and non-government bodies to promote street art in Singapore.
Zul Othman (aka ZERO), co-founder of RSCLS, is the first street artist in Singapore to be awarded the National Arts Council (NAC)’s Young Artist Award in 2013 for artistic excellence and his role in paving the way for the Singapore street art scene.
Want to learn more about RSCLS?
Inside a Street Art Collective – RSCLS, the lot of ‘em
Tracing the Origins of TR853-1 – From Pioneering Singapore Street Artist to Designer of a Cultural Community
Monkey Magic – How the artist ANTZ is using Chinese mythology in street art with simultaneously subversive and conservative results
Breakin‘ DEM rules!
Starting From Zero Got Nothing to Lose – A Story About Climbing Obstacles and Becoming An Artist in Singapore, Not Tracy Chapman
Why Women Matter But It Shouldn't Matter If You're A Woman – ‘Spaz’ On What It’s Like To Be A Female Street Artist In Singapore