Art on the Streets

More than showing art from the streets within our spaces, we go a step further to have a programme of art on the streets, with new works by local and international artists being created for public spaces in the streets of Singapore. Speak Cryptic, Felipe Pantone, and Remi Rough, have been commissioned to take their works beyond the galleries of ArtScience museum, as part of the endeavour to reframe the public’s perception of Street Art, revealing a dynamic and energetic art movement in a constant state of flux. 
Artists on the Streets

Speak Cryptic

Rising local artist, Speak Cryptic, made his mark on one of the public buses in Singapore, SBS 502, with his intriguing characters called the Tribe, inspired by his descent and past avid affection for punk rock. Watch the making of this first-of-its-kind bus mural that was hand-painted by Speak Cryptic, especially for this exhibition!
The Tribe on SBS 502, Speak Cryptic

Remi Rough

Internationally renowned artist, Remi Rough, is producing a Street Art intervention at 37 Veerasamy Road for ARTWALK Little India titled Singapura, in collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board, as part of Singapore Art Week 2018.

Presented by LASALLE College of The Arts and Singapore Tourism Board with the support of Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association, ARTWALK Little India, from 18 – 27 Jan, is an annual multi-disciplinary public art project set in the cultural precinct of Little India. In the fourth edition of the festival aptly themed Urban Mythology, long-lost tales of Little India and its local community are resurrected through murals, public art installations and free performances.

Remi was inspired by his reading of the myth of Sang Nila Utama’s discovery of Singapore. Based on the legend, Sang Nila Utama was told that the island was called Temasek. He was on his ship intending to make the crossing to Temasek, but a violent storm occurred, and his men had to throw heavy items overboard to prevent the ship from sinking. When it didn't seem to help, he was urged to throw his crown overboard to appease the sea. When he did so, the storm abated. The painting therefore represents the crown that Sang Nila Utama threw into the sea. 

Singapura, Remi Rough

Felipe Pantone

One of the hottest emerging talents in the field, Felipe Pantone, crafted a striking new mural for the D/SINI festival, organized by Chan + Hori at Gilman Barracks. In his trademark bright graphic style, Felipe used a dynamic composition of saturated colours, synth pop and SMPTE colour bars on the TV which are elements only recognizable from the 20th century, to create a geometrical abstract point of view on what society feels like today. Get your Instagram shot with his stunning artwork at Block 7 along Lock Road till 30 Sep.

D/SINI is a curated festival consisting of a series of events, art exhibitions, engagements with unconventional ideas, recollections and sharing of history and heritage. Spurred by its locale, DISINI is also a ground-up initiative that borrows its name from the Malay adverb ‘di sini’, meaning ‘over here’. It invites artists, culture makers and the public to activate thoughts embedded by landscapes surrounding Gillman Barracks, its precinct of residence.Now till 30 Sep.

Striking New Mural for D/SINI Festival, Felipe Pantone