CHERIN SIM

MARQUAGE ARTIST

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“Trust” is a key word that is at the core of what Sim does. As one of the few marquage artists plying the trade in Sin­ga­pore, the can­vases the 31-year-old works on are the lux­u­ri­ous leather goods that her clients en­trust her to cus­tomise. Sim’s paint­ings have found their way onto Her­mès and Louis Vuit­ton bags; her ren­di­tions of pop cul­ture icono­gra­phies adding an un­ex­pected lease of life to the for­mal­ity of the ac­ces­sories. The Fine Art grad­u­ate from Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don ap­plies each brush­stroke with ra­zor-sharp pre­ci­sion be­cause there is zero room for er­ror. No de­tail is too small for Sim: “It’s of­ten the over­looked ones that I find in­spir­ing, and they are usu­ally the most cru­cial com­po­nents that make some­thing per­fect.”

T-shirt, San­dro. Jeans, Maje. Socks; sneak­ers, Sim’s own

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