SAM LO

Artist and Founder of Project XIV, Sin­ga­pore’sSinga “Sticker Lady”, rebel with a cause

Harper's Bazaar (Singapore) - - THE CULTURE -

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.

Sam Lo

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