It’s been a wild, hoard your 2-minute noodles and toilet paper kinda month friends. You all know what we’re referring to and we’re not going to go on about it. We will say, Singapore is a rockstar when it comes to this stuff and we salute the Ministry of Health and frontline medical staff for all they are doing (and the supermarkets for restocking essentials faster than a speeding bullet).
We've had a bunch of new kunst (yes, this means 'art' in Dutch, Danish, German, Norwegian and Estonian) and in case you haven’t seen what’s new at Addicted via our social media:
Instagram: you’re dead to us... well, not really but we can’t figure you out and it’s giving us anxiety.
Facebook: according to tweens across the planet, apparently no-one uses you anymore.
Twitter: we’re not friends… it’s complicated.
Pinterest: where something is happening but we’re not really sure what.
And sometimes, YouTube: where we just discovered you can use #s 🙄.
...we thought we’d get you here. Feel free to stalk us back.
We have the following newly listed pieces by mostly SHOUTY CAPS artists at the gallery / on the website:
"Computerman" by Blek Le Rat, 2008
Arty-Fact: “Computerman” was one of four prints launched at the Art Is Not Peace But War exhibition hosted by the Subliminal Projects Gallery in 2008.
The show heralded Blek le Rat’s first US solo exhibition. The print is based on photographs taken by his wife Sybille Prou.
"May Cause Nausea XL" by DENIAL, 2019
Arty-Fact: A self-described subversive punk pop artist, DENIAL’s works challenge the comfortably numb consumer masses by holding a mirror up to the viewer using comedic artistic expression, wit and provoking imagery in a unique, unforgettable aesthetic.
"May Cause Nausea XL" is from the artist's Shelf Medication series.
"Turf Wars (Red)" by FAILE, 2014
Arty-Fact: FAILE’s work is created from mass culture driven iconography, with an emphasis on audience participation, a critique of consumerism and the incorporation of religious media, architecture and archival research.
"The Flintstones" by Melanie Taylor Kent, 1998
Arty-Fact: Melanie’s artwork has been licensed to Warner Bros., The Walt Disney Corporation and Hanna-Barbera. Her serigraphs are noted for the personalities that challenge collectors to identify them.
“The Flintstones” is a fantastic example of Melanie’s artistic talent.
Yabba Dabba Doo!
"Queen Product (RED)" by Mr. Brainwash, 2014
Arty-Fact: On December 1st, World Aids Day, Mr. Brainwash, Coca-Cola and (RED) teamed up to share the Sound of An Aids Free Generation.
Sales proceeds from the limited edition screen print Queen Product (RED) were donated to (RED).
The primary goal of the campaign was to spread global awareness of HIV/AIDS to millennials in an effort to end the pandemic. The campaign featured an array of top artists as they debut new music and offered exclusive experiences to bring people together and give. Money raised from the campaign went to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It was also used to finance grants to provide HIV prevention, testing, counselling, treatment and care services.
"I Young Maiden" by PREFAB77, 2018
Arty-Fact: PREFAB77 (Peter Manning) is a UK based artist whose artistic roots stem from his time as a printmaker and designer in the British Army. He later moved to New York to work in fashion and branding. His fascination with portraiture and the female form stems from this period and is central to his imagery.
"Multi Tags" by SEEN, 2015
Arty-Fact: Known as the ‘Godfather of Graffiti’, SEEN began spray painting trains on the New York Subway at the age of 11. “One day, I had two cans of spray paint, and I just walked to the train yard and I went through the hole in the fence and I painted my first train. Once I figured out the game there was no stopping me. From that point on it was a whole new world.” ~ SEEN
"Fix the Sky (Orange)" by SNIK, 2017
Arty-Fact: Rather than an elaborate narrative, SNIK seek to elevate the subtle and often unremarkable details of a single moment; tangled strands of hair, folds and textures of fabrics. It is this focus which has come to define their unmistakable style.
"Fix the Sky (Orange)" is part of SNIK's movement themed works and is a great example of their technique.
"Queen Vandal" by STATIC, 2012
Arty-Fact: SG Magazine ~ A quick chat with STATIC, 2012
"The street is… full of stories."
"Banksy is… a pioneer."
"The Queen is… an icon."
"Street art is… for everyone."
"Art galleries are… cool places to visit."
"Contemporary art is… evolving and exciting."
"Life is… for exploring.” ~ STATIC x SG Magazine
This piece was exhibited at STATIC's first solo show in Singapore: "We Like STATIC"
"Gone B..." by Whatshisname, 2018
Arty-Fact: Building on the style of his previously released prints, "Gone Mickey and Gone Minnie”, “Gone B…” is an homage to a childhood hero reaching out from the depths of his memory.
And don’t forget, the divine abstract works by the fabulous Lara Scolari who featured in our last blog.
"Menindee" by Lara Scolari, 2019
Arty-Fact: “The Menindee Lakes is a chain of shallow ephemeral freshwater lakes in the outback of Australia connected to the Darling River to form an outback storage system of life-giving water. The lakes are home to nearly 220,000 water birds and include freckled ducks, grey teals and pink eared ducks.
“In this triptych, I continue to explore my theme of visually capturing the unseen energy, movement, life force and emotion beneath the surface, while reflecting the palette of the natural landscape.” ~ Lara Scolari
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you'd like additional information on any of our artists. A Free pack of 2-minute noodles and a toilet roll with every purchase.
Until the next one, yours with lashings of hand sanitiser…
Blair & El xoxo