Spray paint on 48″ x 36″ canvas
A little something to commemorate National Day, our way.
A special and first (of many, I hope!) collaboration with fellow RSCL, idol and friend, Trase One. I have been following his work ever since I started documenting Singaporean talent on RCGNTN Magazine, where his Shadow Skater series simply blew my mind away. That was close to 4 years ago. Fast forward to today, we now share the same studio, and I am still continually inspired by his work. So to be able to work on this piece with him is an honour and a privilege.
The inspiration for this piece came about couple months ago (before National Day) with the dialogue between xenophobia/ claustrophobia. Was playing around with this idea but never quite knew how to execute it, until I saw the amazing stencilled pieces Trase has been working on lately.
S: “Bro, I have this idea. I never knew how to do it until I saw your new work. I’m imagining those national day helicopters carrying a whole line of flags- Chinese, Philippines, etc. What do you think?”
T: “Can ah.”
The next day when I stepped into the studio, he was already working on the graphic and it was exactly as awesome as I imagined it to be. I guess working as street artists and in a collective, working together is a skill and an enjoyable one- and as I am still new to this practice, I learnt a lot.
T: “Eh you do the helicopters and flags, I do the buildings.”
S: “Wah CB the Indian flag damn detail sia! You smart, the hard one leave to me!”
Happy National Day everyone.
(P.S: This piece is currently for sale, interested parties do drop me an email.)