Theme: Open Source.
> Open source (n);
a public endeavour; liberty from capitalistic constructs, collaboration with the community; sympathy for the system; without conditions of discrimination, profit or resistance; hero; villain.
Imagine what happens when knowledge is free for all to use. Imagine what happens when we are all what we know.
Popspoken is back for a second instalment of Overtime, serving up some mid-week inspiration and mid-week spirits.
Artfactory returns with more inspiration by budding creatives from all corners of the city-state: a combination of mixed media, installations and paintings telling the stories that pass by in today’s mainstream.
Stay tuned for our live interview moderated by Popspoken happening at 7:30PM where we speak to creatives showcasing in Artfactory. Follow us on Periscope (@popspoken) for the livestream and send in your questions via Twitter using the hashtag #PSOvertime.
Overtime is co-run by event collective Knight Runners and culture news publication Popspoken. Held on the second floor of restaurant and bar CATO, the joint’s raw furnishings and modern Asian cuisine posits itself as a refreshing alternative in Singapore’s dynamic nightlife landscape.
Before you come face-to-face with the exhibits, get to know the creatives behind the works:
1. Yeo Tze Yang
Born in 1994, Yeo Tze Yang works primarily in the medium of oil painting, and occasionally with ink and pencil. His paintings predominantly capture his immediate surroundings, often chancing upon neglected and forgotten elements in everyday life.
Tze Yang was part of the Art Elective Program from secondary school to junior college for six years. Since leaving National Junior College in 2012, the Singaporean has continued to paint, and has exhibited widely in venues such as Goodman Arts Centre, Institute of Contemporary Art, Art Apart Fair and the Affordable Art Fair in Singapore. He was a finalist in the Cliftons Art Prize in 2014, and has been recognised as one of “15 Singaporeans Aged 25 And Under To Watch In 2015” by mustsharenews.com.
He lives and works in Singapore, and will be continuing his studies in Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore. His works are part of private collections in Singapore, Australia, the UK and the USA. His first solo exhibition, “A Place Behind My Eyes”, was held at ION Art by Utterly Art.
2. Hendry Poh
“My passion as an artist has always been to document the little pockets of forgotten places – under-appreciated buildings and places that are inevitably left behind as society progresses.
My hope is to capture the understated beauty of these buildings: lines, planes and space that collide in the mind’s eye to form countless untold stories. Some of which may eventually live on only in photographs.”
3. Jenson Tan
Jenson Gabriel Tan got too tired of arts management and decided to do art instead. While most of his work is mostly abstract and inspired from textile motifs, he does have a few cute works up his sleeve.
The former recipient of the now-defunct Talent In The Arts Grant from Ngee Ann Polytechnic used the grant to enrol in the Slade School of Fine Art in London for summer school. Jenson was also the creative director of Obscured.sg from 2014 to 2015.
Currently an NSF, the former Arts Business Management graduate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic will be entering the school of Art Design and Media in Nanyang Technological University in 2017 to further hone his craft.
4. Bernice Chua
Bernice is a menswear designer/illustrator based in Singapore. After graduating with a First Class Honours degree in fashion design from Lasalle College of the Arts, she worked in DKNY Jeans International as an assistant menswear designer. She also freelanced as an illustrator, contributing artworks and graphic prints for Blackbarrett by Neil Barrett and also the independent London-based denim label Endrime.
She recently completed her Masters at Bunka Gakuen University in Tokyo, and has returned back home to her alma mater where she is currently lecturing part time.
“Either I die as well, or I finish what we started together”
— Coco Chanel
DOUBLE is a local creative collaboration between Silver Phang and Jyren Koh.
Silver is a passionate illustrator with a background in visual arts and she strives to create visually-arresting graphics that are greatly influenced by traditional arts.
Jyren is a designer with branding and PR experience, and strongly believes and supports food sustainability and urban agriculture.
Of DOUBLE: “We defy and define: To defy the normalcy is to go beyond communicating a message and to define the possibilities of what would captivate your senses.
We work with a passion to produce purposeful work for a greater cause.”
Come join us at CATO this Thursday, 21 April 2016, for Overtime #2! More details on the official Facebook event page.