About the Artist
Vicente Delgado (Tito) is a Spanish Singapore-based artist. Tito, a passionate visual communicator, employs a combination of humour, irony and naivety as he articulates his fascination with daily life in his surroundings. His pictorial vocabulary is built on the experimentation of materials, vibrant colours and animated imagery. It includes painting, drawing, printmaking, large-scale sculptures and installations. Having lived in Singapore for more than nineteen years, Tito continues to broaden his artistic horizons inspired by Asian cultures and art forms.
Tito received his fine arts training in Madrid, Spain before graduating with First Class Honours in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London and Konsfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden. He has exhibited in Japan, Spain, Singapore and the UK. His work Around the Day in 80 Worlds was presented at the Art Garden, Singapore Art Museum in 2013, and We are family was commissioned by the Singapore Art Museum in 2015. Apart from his artistic practice, he is presently a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore in the Design Communication department.
A face/s within a face or a body/s within a face, duplicating and distorting the invisible and believable, the absolute otherness, and the possibility of visualizing a new thing.
Since I was a child I have always been fascinated with the phenomenon of transforming reality into a new world, which still intrigues me. Apophenia is a tribute to our childhood toys and memories, and is also inspired by French artist Jean Dubuffet’s drawings of children and the mentally disabled. I reflect on the power that we had as kids to create wonders within a day – remember how easy it was to make wonderful worlds with simple chalk, stone, stick? Or how we were able to imagine animals living on clouds and monsters knocking at the bedroom door?
All artwork images courtesy of the Artist.