Artist and Founder of Project XIV, Singapore’sSinga “Sticker Lady”, rebel with a cause
CREAT CREATIVE START My love for art was sparked off by Victorian Victoria paintings I chanced upon in school. It was the first time tim I was introduced to how messages could be communicated commu visually, be it through symbols, layers, light, colours co or contrast—sometimes subtle, sometimes strong.That strong.T greatly informed how I looked at art.Then I came across ac artists like Trustocorp, Banksy and Shepard Fairey, who w did this on the streets. I’ve used visuals to spread messages message that I hope are meaningful in the environment they’re in i ever since.
FASHIO FASHION MEETS ART Art and fashion are both forms of expression, expre and are personal in the sense that they reflect and reveal rev our individuality, thoughts, preferences and moods.This moods. outward show of aesthetics, though reflective of the individual, speaks volumes to others who can relate to it, or react to it.
FRESH INSPIRATIONS Recently, my work has been revolving around patterns, and some of these are inspired by the repetitive artwork on kebayas and kimonos. My intrigue was sparked as I couldn’t wrap my head around how these shapes could endlessly repeat themselves while forming a tapestry of stories around them; and I’ve always loved a challenge. Since then, my work has moved towards exploring storytelling through the use of different patterns that reflect our culture, and new ones that tell new stories.
SPRING/SUMMER 2018 I’ve been drawn to Fendi and LouisVuitton for their colourful palettes and patterns.
GRAPHIC CONTENT To me, art is a means of communicating a shared experience of humanity—be it text or imagery— through well-composed colours and forms that invoke emotion and action.