STPI celebrates its 15th anniversary with a first time participation in The Artling Pop-up exhibition!
Running from 8 Sep – 17 Sep, STPI will present a suite of works by Japanese artist Teppei Kaneuji, featuring his iconic Singapore-inspired series “Games, Dance and the Constructions (Singapore)” that captures his experience of the multicultural city during his collaboration with STPI.
“Multi cultures in Singapore are blended together like chaos and order in one place. I was very much drawn to that, and the shape, colours and spaces of Haw Par Villa particularly influenced me. The collaboration with STPI was in a way an extension of collage too. Sharing ideas and working together regardless of language and culture—this is deeply tied to that concept.” –Teppei Kaneuji
Here Kaneuji fashions a “collision” of cultures, sights and experiences, evoking fresh encounters of the Singaporean landscape with amassed local materials such as photographs of the city—featuring public housing (HDB flats), durians, Haw Par Villa and random sightings along the roads. Kaneuji combines “documented” images with manga illustrations of found objects, melding contradictory worlds of fact and fiction, creating illusions of depth and shadows by screen-printing fictional graphics to the back of the framed plexiglass. The work demonstrates his central practice of layering imagery and experiences in the exploration of plurality, diversity and liquidity of objects.
Click here for further details on this show.