The Next Most Famous Artist is an appropriation artist that explores different artworks and mediums while spotlighting various social issues and highlighting the beauty of everyday life. He is mostly known for reimagining classical paintings by re-staging their protagonists in contemporary settings.
A Closer Encounter with Art’ is unique collaboration with Funan Mall that marks our joint mission to break down walls between art and the public by making art available for in-person viewing at spaces we frequent often.
This exhibition at Funan Mall features two emerging Singapore artists, The Next Most Famous Artist and ZERO.
Visitors will see a series of cheeky and unapologetic digital remixes of classical masterpieces infused with local context by the Insta-famed digital artist, The Next Most Famous Artist. These classical figures can also be spotted roaming around the mall, liberated from their museum frames. This project is meant to be participatory, inviting anyone to photograph and “free” these figures from museums into the public and social media.
Visitors to Lobby 1 will be treated to an original digital illustration masterpiece entitled 'Coping Mechanisms' by reactionary urban artist Zul Othman, aka ZERO, in its largest iteration yet.
All visitors will be able to appreciate and enjoy their artworks up close and personal, and purchase them online at 5% discount using a Funan Mall promo code.
Bailamos Bistro & Cafe was the first Everyday Art Gallery we piloted with and we’re incredibly grateful to the owner, Steven, for being a huge supporter of emerging artists. In this gallery, we exhibited artworks by Damien Tomaz and the now well-known digital artist, The Next Most Famous Artist. We curated a series of quirky art pieces in the theme of music, drinks and ‘chillax-ation’ (local Singapore slang for relaxation) because we want the art to fit in with the patrons and visitors of Bailamos Bistro & Cafe. We love both artists and the bar owner who are totally collaborative, non-snooty and chillax about art, which is exactly how it should be! Do pop by when you’re in the Jalan Besar area!View exhibition
We must admit that putting up so many artworks is a big challenge to the ArtWallSt team who is only 3 months old. But we’re determined to turn this amazing workspace and office suites into a place where art is found in every nook and corner - the hidden alone-time corners, the pantry, the restroom areas, the stationary bicycle nook, the shared corridors and lobbies. A big shout out to the amazing art-loving Distrii’s CEO, Jo Hu, who shares our vision. Distrii has now officially been turned into a flexi-art gallery where its tenants and visitors get to work in the company of artworks from around the world!View exhibition
While we spent the bulk of 2020 converting parts of our homes into work stations, we think 2021 is going to see many office spaces being transformed into incredible everyday culture-making destinations. Arcc Spaces has always been a big supporter of art but this particular branch at 75 High Street will soon be turned into an art gallery that promotes emerging art from around the region. We took a few snapshots of this seven storey building to show where we will be exhibiting the artworks!
Check back on 5 February 2021 to see the transformation!