04. Artists

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Aiwei Foo
 
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Foo Aiwei is an artist and designer working across different disciplines. First trained as a painter and subsequently a fashion designer, her faith and practice in art and design are the extension of everyday life. She intends to fuse art, design and life as the fundamental of living because she believes that they are inseparable with each being a genuinely substantial source and reference to the other. She enjoys her craft and engages her design philosophy of being hands-on with designing and making; thus, she has never ceased to initiate different personal and collaboration projects under her former working platform named ‘See You Tomorrow'; now renamed ‘Aiwei Foo’, her studio remains multi-disciplinary and manages assignments dealing across visuals, objects/clothing and styling.
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Alan Bok
 
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Aspiring sound engineer at Thom's Loft, one fifth of local band, Typewriter. Constantly looking for a good time over beer with friends and hoping to write a brilliant Hokkien pop song one day!
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Alvin Tan
 
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PHUNK constantly challenges the conventional notion and definition of the "artist" and "commercial design studio" by constantly blurring the boundaries between both, mixing neo pop art ideology with post-modernist design sensibilities. Their cross-disciplinary approach is best described as "an aesthetic collective consciousness" focused on experimenting with new approaches to visual expressions. Their expansive scope of projects spans across art, design, publishing, fashion, music, film and interactive. In 2007, they were awarded "Designer of the Year" by the President’s Design Award, the highest accolade for designers in Singapore. In 2008, Alvin was selected to be on the inaugural jury panel for the prestigious Cannes Lion Design Awards. in 2011, PHUNK's works were archived by the Singapore Art Museum.
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Amanda Keisha Ang
 
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Amanda (aka An Everyday Muse) loves drawing people, animals, and beautiful objects. A graduate from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, she holds a Degree in Graphic Communication and has worked and collaborated with clients such as Zouk Club, Lee Jeans, NYLON, Esquire. Lecturer by day and a bedroom party fiend by night, Amanda sometimes dee-jays in her spare time under the moniker A/K/A. She also loves instant noodles and squeezing little animals.
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ampulets
 
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ampulets 安普樂 is a creative studio founded in Singapore by James Teo in 2006. We provide art direction and design for identities, books and publications, as well as event and corporate collateral. Our studio takes pride in work that is considered, serves function, and in the process, invites and rewards curiosity and the desire for meaning. We trust that good work satisfies both the client and designer. Besides client-commissioned work, ampulets also makes independent art and design projects, including our product label Neighbourgoods.
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Andy Yang
 
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Andy Yang has been pursuing his passions in drawing, painting, performing and experimenting with different media for the last 12 years. Commercially, Andy has worked with both local and international agencies; to-date, his work has won numerous awards from D&AD UK, Communication Arts USA and Cannes Lions, amongst others. As a multi-disciplinary artist who currently works with paintings and soundscapes, Andy has been actively exhibiting his works and participating in several successful joint exhibitions since 2007. In 2014, he was involved in an art project commissioned and curated by Sculpture Square Singapore for the new Farrer Park Hotel art collection; Andy’s commissioned paintings can be seen alongside renowned artists at this new venue which houses over 500 new works from the South-east Asia region.
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Anonymous
 
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Anonymous is a multidisciplinary studio and the creators of A Design Film Festival, Bracket and more. Founded in Singapore, 2005.
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Asylum Creative
 
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Chris Lee is the founder and Creative Director of Asylum, one of the most respected creative companies in Asia. Since its inception in 1999, the creative company has focused on cross disciplinary projects that include interactive design, product development, environmental & interior design, packaging, apparel design, branding and graphic design. Featured in numerous magazines from around the world, Asylum is defined as an unconventional maverick in the creative world. Asylum’s work in the creative industry is recognised with more than 100 international awards. Chris is the recipient for the Designer of the year (2009) and Design of the year (2010) in Singapore’s President Design Award. He has served as a juror for many of the top international creative awards such as D&AD, Red Dot, The One Show and Tokyo Type Directors Club. Chris is also a founding member and ex-President of The Design Society, a non-profit organisation that aims to promote visual culture through exhibitions, workshops and education. About Asylum Asylum takes a multi-disciplinary creative approach by integrating branding and spatial design. Since our inception in 1999, we have won a wide array of awards and also been featured in numerous publications across the globe. Our unique understanding of commerce and art has resulted in exponential success for our clients. Other than our serious work ethics, we are also known for having a quirky sense of humour. Asylum is probably best defined as an unconventional maverick in the creative sphere.
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Brandon Tay
 
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Brandon Tay is a media artist based in Singapore who works in the fields of live visuals, projection mapping, and digital installation. He has worked with musicians such as Skrillex and Flying Lotus as a media designer for their international tours. Notable collaborations include the piece "Welcome to Electricity" with :phunk studio which was purchased by the Singapore Art Museum for the National Archive Collection. In his arts practice, his interest lies in the crossroads between the moving image, digital sculpture and the occult.
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Bravo
 
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Bravo is a creatively led, independent design studio based in Singapore. We work with a variety of individuals and organisations to deliver considered and engaging design. We specialise in identity & brand creation, print & web communications and art direction.
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Chan Qi Long
 
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I was born in a small town in Malaysia called Batu Pahat. After dropping out of school at age16, I didn't know what I wanted to do at the time until I met my mentor. He encouraged me to do some design-related work since I had a passion for art and music. And so, I went to Kuala Lumpur hoping to get a design job. However, things don't always turn out the way one expects. I ended up working in a colour separation company as an apprentice. In those 4 years in Kuala Lumpur, I met a lot of music-loving friends who were very much into indie music. From there, I explored different kinds of music genres and gained a true appreciation for design. That was really a magical time! I even got an opportunity from one of my friends to work in Singapore as a designer in 1997, and that's how I've gotten to where I am today. I'm currently working as a senior graphic designer cum editor in a kid's publication.
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Cymbal of Non/Aligned
 
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Reza Hasni is currently working as a Senior Motion Graphic Designer at premier Singapore nightclub, Zouk, combining this with VJing self-created graphic content for Singaporean and international DJs. He has over nine years of professional experience in illustrating and designing graphics under the moniker CYMBAL. His self-professed penchant for the collage style of “noisy chaotic textured visuals” is evident in his illustration works and motion graphics. CYMBAL’s reference works include international broadcast programmes such as Discovery Channel USA, National Geographic and MTV (Asia), as well as print work for publications including Rosebud (Austria), Juice (Singapore), Curvy (Australia) and Communallove (New Zealand). Cymbal likes carrots, sweet wrappers, street-wear, shop fronts, geometry, science, theory, science fiction, cooking shows, the internet - all these things are inescapable, and have a subconscious effect on everything he does.
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Daniel Koh (Qube/UNIT)
 
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With over 17 years of experience in building brand programmes and integrated campaigns, Daniel Koh's innate love for branding and keen eye for design has allowed him to lead many regional and global brand-centric projects. These have ranged from identity design, print advertising, editorial design solutions to digital experiences. Daniel went on to hold senior roles at OgilvyOne, Tribal DDB and EuroRSCG. Daniel has been immersed in integrated and digital campaigns using social media and mobile apps for global brands. He serves as Design Director at Qube with founder Quentin Berryman; together, they bring brand and advertising expertise with a creative agility that constantly pushes the envelope. Daniel has also explored the world of entrepreneurship, co-founding a men’s fashion label WanderWonder as Brand Director. Apart from work, Daniel is an avid vinyl and toy collector. His quest: in search of the perfect greasy breakfast fry-up; and if you think you’ve found that place, do drop him an email.
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Fleecircus
 
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Fleecircus is an illustration unit based in Singapore. After graduating from LaSalle School of Arts and Design, today Fleecircus' illustrations are a combination of detailed vector-based drawings and back-to-basics pencil sketches. Between 2000 to 2007, Fleecircus has been commissioned by MTV-Asia, L’Oreal, GAP, Zouk, Anna Sui, Levis and more. Fleecircus' collaborations include the Singapore Design Festival’s 20/20 where its works were showcased in both the Singapore and LondonDesign Festival. Fleecircus was invited in the same year to create a limited edition make up collection for L’OREAL to raise awareness for the Action For Aids campaign. Fleecircus was picked by Gryphon Tea and United Switzerland Bank (UBS) to collaborate on a limited edition artwork.
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Ginette Chittick
 
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By day, Ginette Chittick is the Programme Leader of the Diploma in Fashion programme at Asia’s leading art college, LASALLE College of the Arts, shaping young minds who eagerly await their entrance into the fashion industry. By night, she is a multi-tasker ninja, with her stubby little fingers in the music, fashion, art and design pies. She was a resident DJ at the now-closed legendary underground bar Home Club, playing indie, garage rock and other space oddities every Friday on a night called BEAT! The night had been running close to 8 years with a reputation for reckless, raucous fun. She is also one-third of cult fashion collective FruFru & Tigerlily, which has been experimenting with fashion with a derring-do that deserves some sort of somersault from happy cheerleaders. She also does electric bass and vocal duties for her shoegaze band Astreal. Since 1992, the noise merchants have released two albums and two EPs and played countless times in seminal gigs across South-east Asia.
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Hanson Ho / H55
 
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Hanson Ho is a recipient of Singapore’s highest design accolade, the President’s Design Award ‘Designer of the Year’, as well as this year's New York One Show Design Gold Pencil and the New York Art Directors Club Silver Cube Award. As founder and creative director of Singapore-based design studio H55 which he founded in 1999, Hanson has also earned recognition and awards from some of the most prestigious international design competitions, including the British D&AD, New York Type Directors Club, Creative Circle Awards, and the Tokyo Type Directors Club. Besides heading H55, Hanson is a curator for the Singapore Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) Art-in-Transit Programme for nine of the upcoming MRT Downtown Line Stations, an occasional speaker and external examiner for several tertiary design institutions, a co-founder of The Design Society, and Head of Design Jury for this year's Creative Circle Gong Awards 2014.
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Herman Ho
 
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Art. Design. Music. Film. Life.
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Holycrap.sg
 
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Holycrap.sg is an art and creative collective started in 2011 by a family of four. Claire, the 40-year-old mom, Renn, the 10-year-old son, Aira, the 8-year-old daughter and Pann, the 41-year-old dad. They believe that expression is a form of art and it can manifest in many ways. They mostly function as a whole and will approach every project or collaboration with a fresh direction. They have had three successful exhibitions to date, including ‘Renn Lim by Renn Lim’ in 2011 and ‘bLAh bLAh bLAh’ in 2012. In 2013, they held their third exhibition, which was also the launch of their RUBBISH FAMzine Issue No.1 of the same name, ‘Google Translating Tokyoto’. On 28th June 2014, Holycrap held a RUBBISH FAMzine launch for their second Issue, ‘Till Death Do Us Part’. They are currently caught up in the mayhem of preparing for Issue 3 due sometime in November 2014.
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Jackson Tan
 
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Jackson Tan is a Singaporean artist, designer and curator. He is the co-founder of PHUNK, a contemporary art & design collective, and BLACK a multi-disciplinary creative agency based in Singapore.
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Jason Tong
 
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A designer with terrible singing capabilities.
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Jasper Loh
 
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Jasper Loh is an art director, illustrator and music lover.
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Jonathan Yuen
 
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Jonathan Yuen is the founder and creative director of Roots, a new independent interdisciplinary design studio based in Singapore. Having been in the industry for over ten years, he has worked in the interactive, print and advertising fields, producing cross-disciplinary works for a wide spectrum of clients, including global brands such as Nike, The Economist, OCBC Bank, WWF and Nokia, as well as many smaller, independent brands and businesses. Over the years, his work have been recognised in regional and global award shows, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Art Director Club, AdFest, Communication Arts, Webby Awards, YoungGuns Awards, and featured in numerous established design publications. He emphasises honesty in his work. He believes that being honest produces good design, and good design relates to the right people. With the new studio, his focus is to continue producing captivating, intelligent and beautifully crafted design with forward-thinking ideas and executions.
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Joseph Chiang
 
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Joseph Chiang is the founder of Monster Gallery, a creative studio specialising in creative printmaking. Besides creating his own original prints and running a successful online shop selling his own work, Joseph has also been invited to conduct printmaking workshops by various schools and institutions. His works have been exhibited in the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
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jsmntuan
 
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Jasmine Tuan is a multi-disciplinary creative. She has done several projects and collaborations, from fashion, design to art and illustration. At her graduation show in 1999, she was approached and commissioned by Singapore Post to create a set of four stamps design for the Singapore Arts Festival 2001; now archived at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Jasmine has contributed work for the Singapore Fashion Festival exhibition in 2002 and 2003 and participated in the Singapore Street Festival in 2004. She was also commissioned by Her World Magazine to work on her illustration 'live' during their 50th Anniversary and Woman of the Year Gala Dinner event in 2009. In 2005, fashion cult label FrüFrü & Tigerlily was initiated with two of her best friends. In 2006, Achtung! Achtung! video design team was formed to showcase her love for music expressed through colourful moving visuals. She later ventured deeper into fashion and founded Blackmarket in late 2008 which aimed to support and give local and regional talents the spotlight they deserved. The Singapore Women's Weekly magazine nominated Jasmine Tuan as one of "The Great Women of Our Time" in 2012 for her contributions to the fashion industry.
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Juls
 
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Juls graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011 and is currently based in Singapore. With a background in Graphic Design and Photography, she mainly draws these days. In her work, she seeks the fascination of displacing the viewers upon seemingly readable yet incomprehensible repetitive marks. Her works intend to promulgate the the multiplicity of abstract conception as she craves for the beauty of ambiguity and the awe of decipherment.
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Ken Tan
 
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For more than ten years, Ken Tan has worn many hats in the creative sphere. His experiences span a broad range from running a digital creative agency to branding the lifestyle store, Supplies & Co. With a soaring passion for all things related to culture, art and design, Ken is not afraid to get his hands dirty with the craft of print, painting and illustration. He is also an established drum and bass DJ on the local circuit, going by the moniker, Doomer. With a keen eye for design and detail, Ken has built interiors and created brand identity for a series of F&B establishments as creative head of The Establishment Group including Gem Bar, Manor Cocktail Room, Zui Hong Lou, and recently :pluck. His palate is unrivalled as well, having perfected the art of making the best vegetarian breakfast on this side of town.
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Kiat
 
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From a young age, Kiat has indulged his love of science fiction, music and art, culminating in a DJ residency at Singapore super club Zouk at the age of 20. In 1998, he met the acclaimed creative director, Theseus Chan. Under his wing, Kiat won his first four Creative Circle Awards; he would later go on to win awards at the One Show, Young Guns, Clio and New York Festivals, amongst others. Music continued to play a huge part in Kiat’s life, and while he won numerous awards in art direction, he made his mark as the first Singaporean to be signed to renowned UK label Metalheadz, run by Goldie. Locally, Kiat has also been a driving force in the electronic music scene, seeding communities through his co-founding of collectives including now-defunkt Guerilla and currently Syndicate. In 2012, he setup System Sovereign, a multi-disciplinary branding and design agency with Cherry Chan where they spend most of their time working on projects of love, both for clients and themselves.
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KiDG
 
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A resident DJ for Poptart, Sunday Artists Market, Life Is Beautiful Kitchen & Bar, and the upcoming Tiko Disko event, KiDG's eclectic tastes have always inspired the listener in the dancer to seek out more music. From indie rock and white boy funk, to soul, dub and mind-warping electronics, you can expect an untypical dance set whenever he takes the decks. Apart from DJing, KiDG also dabbles in mobile photography and designing album covers.
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Kristal Melson + Ray Tan
 
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Born and raised in Singapore, Kristal Melson is a local angmoh that draws often. Her work has been exhibited in galleries such as the Gallery Nucleus in the US, Ikkan International and recently, Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong. Ray Tan is the founder of 29 Cornflakes (a local art/record label) and has been playing in a punk rock band for the last 15 years. He’s got a good head above his shoulders and is good with his hands.
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Michelle Yu
 
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Michelle Yu is a printer by day and drawer by night.
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Mindflyer
 
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Michael Ng aka Mindflyer (b. 1964) is a self-taught visual artist based in Singapore. Using the moniker "Mindflyer", he has been creating his art since 1989. His practice is embedded in concepts related to flight and escapism. Using a crazy mix of interesting aeronautical forms, bright colours, a mad dose of retro sci-fi and references to Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s "The Little Prince", he attempts to make everything "fly"! Some of his recent work includes commissioned artworks for the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, National Heritage Board, Samsung, IBM, Starbucks, The Elephant Parade, Tangs, Starhub and Kalkitos. Besides painting, exhibiting his work and adjunct lecturing, he is a founding member of the illustrator group OICsingapore (www.oicsingapore.com) where he is actively involved in engaging and challenging young illustrators.
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Natalie Pixiedub & Jack Tan
 
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Natalie Pixiedub has been fuelled by music for as long as she can remember. Having grown up in a family of music lovers, she has an uncommon knowledge of songs and bands from periods before she was born. Her father Jack was instrumental in her musical education, having introduced her to rock n' roll through tapes of Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chubby Checker and The Beatles. His love of music pushed him to constantly be involved in organising events, from small gigs in the 1960s, to being part of the Singapore Country Line Dance Association team that organised Singapore's entry into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2002, having more than 11,000 people line dancing at the Singapore Expo. Natalie is definitely her father's daughter, having worked with music her entire career, from humble beginnings selling t-shirts at concerts to reviewing albums for teen publications, to curating music programmes and hosting her own internet radio show. This is their first artwork, both as individuals, and as a team. And naturally, it has to do with music.
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Nathan Yong
 
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In 1999, Nathan Yong started his first retail store called Air Division, selling his own creations made by Asian craftsman. For two consecutive years (in 2006 & 2007), Nathan won the prestigious Red Dot Concept Design Award with his conceptual designs of a mass production coffin and a portable room heater. Subsequently in 2008, Nathan received the prestigious Singapore President’s Design Award; Designer of the Year, the highest honour accorded to designers from all creative disciplines in Singapore. In the 2011 International King size supplement, INTERNI for Salone del Mobile, Nathan Yong was selected as the most promising Young Designer on the international scene. Currently based in Singapore, Nathan is the founder and designer of FOLKS FURNITURE, a furniture brand that exports to the United States, Japan, Korea, Australia and more. Nathan is also the founder of GRAFUNKT, a forward-thinking company with 800sqm of retail space in Singapore that specialises in representing well designed brands.
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Neng Mohd / The Salt Lab
 
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Neng Mohd is a Singaporean artist, musician, and design director. Neng first turned heads when she won the Phillip Morris Singapore Art Award in 2005, and as former drummer for the band Force Vomit. Her work reflects her diverse experiences in architecture, print-making, music, illustration and design. Neng is co-founder of design agency The Salt Lab, whose name was inspired by her mum's nasi padang stall.
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Patrick Ong
 
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Patrick Ong is a Singapore-based television commercial director and has worked for a varied list of clients including Levi’s, Sony, Coca-Cola, Djarum, Unilever, FedEx, Nokia, Mazda, MDA Singapore and Asia Pacific Breweries. He has directed for theatre plays, music videos and television programmes, including an award-winning documentary he co-directed for the inaugural National Geographic Channel/Economic Development Board's 'Showreel Asia' film initiative. His continued passion for directing is exceeded only by his love for music, which has inspired him to photo-document Singapore's musicians, and in recent times, initiated an art collective ‘33a3rd’, that designs and uses age-old traditional printing techniques to make concert posters, t-shirts and album covers.
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Razi Razak
 
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A multi-faceted creative individual who is always looking to engage and challenge the sociality of life through work, Razi Razak is a brand ideologist, independent music promoter and art curator. Having produced multiple music events and festivals over the past thirteen years, Razi also co-founded the creative agency Villains, which he left as a partner in 2011 to pursue becoming an art curator. Subsequently, he launched the art brand ‘Statement’ which honours the immense artistic potential of the region, presenting artists whose works will be concentrated in two defined groups: conceptual and contemporary. Statement is a social art gathering that emphasises cross-disciplinary thinking, where attendees are juxtaposed and invited to interact, bringing forth contradictions, gaps, unclarity overlaps and affinities. Razi's work challenges the sociality of modern thinking by being culturally curious, adapting and practicing new forms of enriching expression.
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RIZIBÉ
 
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A side project of visual artist Flo-ox, Rizibe’s visual storytelling weaves narratives from abstractions of moments, vignettes and flashes to blur the lines between memory and fiction. Inspired by Southeast Asia’s mystique, vastly diverse tropical landscape and thriving mix of cultures, his work conjures up surrealist poetry and riffs on eastern philosophy.
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Roy Poh & Kyra Poh
 
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Beautiful is about looking at things differently. It’s about perception. It’s about beauty in imperfection, beauty in the ordinary, beauty in everything. Most of all, it’s about finding silver linings, living a happy life. Beautiful is a design studio set up by creative director, Roy Poh. Nominated by Institute of Advertising Singapore as 15 most influential Creative Directors in Singapore for 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011, Beautiful was awarded Design Agency of the year at the Creative Circle Awards 2012. Roy has proven that good work need not be given up just to survive in today’s market with awards like the D&AD, Oneshow, Art Director’s Club, Type Director’s Club, Canneslion, Clio Awards, Young Guns, Communication Arts, Singapore Creative Circle Awards, Singapore Designers Award and many more of his projects have been featured in renowned industry periodicals. Most recently, he received the President’s Design Award 2012, the most prestigious design award in Singapore.
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Safuan Johari
 
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After years of meddling in electronic music, Safuan Johari is a Singaporean sound-designer, music producer and performer. He is better known as Max Lane, a psuedonym he christened himself with for his production and performance adventures in the electronic realm. As a sound-designer, Safuan has worked on various visual projection-based multimedia art installations. This includes a range of commissioned projects for the People Association, Hewlett-Packard, Beijing Fashion Week, Fila and many more. The performer in Safuan has graced many stages around the world including the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Festival in France. Safuan is also the founding member of audio-visual collective, Syndicate, and is the label manager who oversees the digital releases and distribution for the collective’s music catalogue.
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Say Keong
 
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Currently working as an educator at Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design, Say Keong has been supporting the local music scene for more than 20 years. His music journey started off with the 80's cheesy big hair pop to 90's big hair rock, with his current main course consisting of heavy metal to death metal. His music has come full cycle from collecting records to cassettes to CDs and now back to records, not forgetting for the love of music and to give love to others, not just on Fridays.
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Selwyn Low & Grace Tan
 
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Selwyn Low and Grace Tan were formally trained in architecture and fashion respectively. In their current practices, they are involved in projects that range across various disciplines. Selwyn co-founded design office FARM, while Grace runs her art and design practice under kwodrent.
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Shang
 
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As an artist, Shang developed an interest in bringing digital interactions beyond the screen and began exploring creating interactive installations with platforms such as Processing and OpenFrameworks. His first collaboration was with Steve Lawler aka Mojoko. Their work “Reactive Wall” was exhibited in the Singapore Art Museum in 2010 and Reykjavik Art Museum in 2014, and was well received publicly and critically. Shang went on to create other interactive pieces with Mojoko including “The Incredible Magical Expanding Room” which explored pitch detection and perspective illusions.
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Shawnn Lai
 
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An ad guy by trade and a DJ-Producer during his free time, Shawnn Lai has been experimenting with music since his teens. After DJing in the late 90s, Shawnn's break came when Shin Nishimura of Plus Records Tokyo gave him the opportunity to release his own EP. This spurred him on to continue making and playing the music he loves. Following that, K'Alexi, a Chicago House legend, released a few of Shawnn's tracks on his label TecSoul Deep, giving Shawnn the opportunity to remix legends like Maurice Joshua and Terry Farley. Shawnn releases music on his own label SoulMatters Recordings with two other like-minded individuals. He believes that if one keeps doing what one loves even if he doesn't get paid, something good will come out of it. Music is the most rewarding medium of expression.
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Shing
 
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Shing, the creator behind Argentum, is perhaps one of the first few artist jewellers in Singapore. The St Martins-trained artisan challenges the boundaries of jewellery through her constant questioning of the very medium she works in. Much of her work deals with what she has witnessed as empty formalities in an industry which more often than not focuses on surface aesthetics and value. She draws inspiration by going inward and uses her pieces as emotive extensions of herself. Her jewellery transcends adornment; the divide between the material and spiritual seems to fade in her ethereal collections.
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Somewhere Else
 
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We are about the constant shift away from the ordinary; the persistent journey to create work that goes beyond the basal need to communicate. We are the dreamers, the outsiders and the shamans that conjure new stories and mythologies. Through our approach and processes, we provide distilled solutions for businesses. Together with our broad range of selected clients, we push to create unique works that are idea-driven, relevant and intelligently crafted.
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Speak Cryptic
 
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Farizwan Fajari, professionally known as Speak Cryptic, is a visual artist working and living in Singapore. He graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Degree in Fine Arts majoring in Painting in 2007. His work has been seen in various exhibitions locally and abroad since 2005 and is one of the participating artists in the Singapore Biennale 2013. He is also a member of the Artist Pension Trust and plays the electric bass for the Singaporean based band, I Am David Sparkle. Inspired by the visual language prevalent within the cultures of comics and underground music, his works primarily deals with the issues pertaining to the human condition. Utilising personal iconographies and a cast of characters that he has developed over the years, he applies them to various narratives inspired by his observations on current affairs and his immediate environment.
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Theseus Chan
 
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Theseus Chan was conferred the Designer of the Year at the inaugural President’s Design Award in 2006 – Singapore’s highest accolade for designers. He was also selected as one of the world’s top 100 designers in Phaidon's Area 2, 2008. Theseus’ accolades include several D&AD Yellow Pencils, New York Art Directors Club (ADC), Tokyo Type Director’s Club and the Singapore Creative Circle. In 2012, he became the first Singaporean designer to have a solo exhibition at ggg (Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo), a museum dedicated to contemporary Graphic Design. In Spring / Summer 2013, WERK Magazine was exhibited at Trading Museum COMME des GARÇONS in Tokyo, COMME des GARÇONS Hong Kong and COMME des GARÇONS Beijing. His work is also in the permanent collection of Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.
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William Chan
 
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William Chan is an artist and a designer based in Singapore. He is the co-founder of PHUNK (studio), Asia's leading art and design collective. He is also the founder of TMRRW, a multidisciplinary design and motion studio.
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Yah-Leng Yu
 
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Yah-Leng Yu was formally trained at the Art Institute of Boston before moving to New York City where her creative career blossomed. In 2007, she moved back to the tropical island of Singapore where she co-founded Foreign Policy Design Group. Her works have been also recognised and honoured by numerous awards, accolades and publications. Yah-Leng is also an executive committee member of The Design Society Singapore and she also sits on the advisory board of the Temasek School of Design. She has often been invited to speak and judge at local and international design festivals, conferences and schools. She wears multiple hats as creative director, art director, designer, idea maker and problem solver.
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Yee Chang Kang
 
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By profession, Yee Chang Kang is an award-winning film director with Shooting Gallery Asia and has helmed TV commercials for an illustrious list of clients like Discovery Channel, Tiger Beer, Scoot, KFC, M1 and MDA. And as an independent filmmaker, Yee has also been actively writing, producing and directing short films since graduating top of his class from Temasek Polytechnic‘s School Of Design in 1996. Yee is all about heart. His astute knack of empathising with the vast complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing between understated heroic romanticism and fragile vulnerability, results in work that has always erred on the side of passion and beauty. Through his keen observations, Yee is a filmmaker and musician who always remembers to tell the truth and wear his heart on his sleeves unapologetically. Working on the story arc titled The Loners’ Trilogy, Yee has a consistent film output with Good Time (2004), Dai Bao (2005) and Peter Ho (2006). These quirky and honest films have travelled to film festivals in Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia, with Good Time and Dai Bao coming in as Finalists at the Singapore International Film Festival. That consistent theme of heart continues with his music. An advocate of the local music scene since his youth, Yee has used original music from Singapore extensively and exclusively in his films, and was a contributing photographer for the iconic magazine, BigO. In 1987, he started his first band, The Ordinary People who released two albums, It’s A Weird Existence (1993) and When Stars Collide (2000). A year later, Yee formed acclaimed indie-rock band TypeWriter and released a double-album titled Indian Head Massage (2010). As an active performing singer-songwriter, Yee is also a certified member of COMPASS, with songs published by Warner/Chappell Singapore. He is currently working on his feature film debut, Sunlight Takes Over, as well as TypeWriter’s next album release. If the power of love and heartbreak are to be found in a film or a song, you will definitely not miss them, the hallmarks in Yee’s signature style. On that, you can bet your heart.

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