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KAI's Art Exhibition Launch at SPRMRKT


Thu Oct 3 2013, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: SPRMRKT, 2 McCallum Street, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: jennifer2

From October 2013, SPRMRKT will be showcasing new artwork by Anchalee Temphairojana, otherwise known as Kai. We hope you enjoy this overview of our selected exhibitee and look forward to seeing you.

About The Exibitee:

A Singaporean, originally from Thailand, Kai works full time in operations as an oil blender. However, she knew from a young age that art would always be a part of her life though applying to art school was not an option then. Nonetheless, she has quietly continued to pursue her artistic dreams by using her time after work to build her portfolio meticulously.

Now for the first time, Kai will be exhibiting original work in a public space for our viewing pleasure. Ranging from whimsical animal portraits to graphic illustrations, Kai has combined her creativity and wit that showcases a portfolio of hand-drawn illustrations using just pen and gouache on paper.

About The Exhibition:

In the front section of this showcase, we have a series of original artwork depicting animals in human-like portraits entitled “Mr Corporation”. First executed on an iPad, these works were specially created with pen and gouache for this exhibition. Each animal portrait is iconized in modern daily or corporate attire, accompanied with local slang for names to characterise each figure. To a large extent, they remind us of ourselves or people we know of but her caricatures make us more winsome than we know it.

In the second series,“i / i” is a theme on self-reflection and by extension, isolation and independence at work and in life. These are reprints of the original pieces which also uses pen and gouache. The reprints were purposely enlarged so the intricate patterning stood out and to trick the viewer into looking at it as a decorative image or wallpaper at first though upon further reflection, sees a more visceral connection with how one feels amidst the hurried and harried tempo of the CBD.

The final series is a commissioned piece of pop art for SPRMRKT entitled "Coffee Shop Street Talk". Each illustration highlights some of the most common slang and etiquette seen in local eating houses. On a lighter, more ethereal tone, Kai has used black marker ink-dots to illustrate the shop's windows with images from nature. A decorative piece that contrasts well with the heavier concrete and marbled architecture of our local surroundings.