Food is the universal language of love, and the thread that binds us. In Singapore, the hawker centre is a unique place where everyone can eat like a king, and enjoy cuisines from different cultures. It is also an important communal space where friends and families come to interact and bond through their shared love of food. This artwork, set in a typical hawker centre, was inspired by Dutch still life painting. We hope to convey the abundance of a humble hawker feast and a slice of life in Singapore.
Are we living in the real world?
Virtual Reality vs. Actual Reality vs. Perceived Reality? 2021 was the year where virtual reality became hype. We had the boom of NFTs, Facebook announced the Metaverse, and you can now buy land NFTs next to Snoop Dogg in the Sandbox. It was also the year where 2 of the greatest Sci-fi movies, Dune and Matrix, got a reboot. Needless to say, our little whimsical artwork to cap off 2021 was a mishmash of these ideas, and also took inspiration from the artistic expression of American artist Nam June Paik.
LOVE, HOPE AND SOLACE
This piece came about while reflecting on the pandemic year of 2020. Set in an alleyway on a rainy evening, the vibrant bright lights juxtapose with the dark surrounds to act as a reference and reminder that solace, love and hope can be found in the everyday, even when the going is tough.
We've always admired the beautiful whimsical work of Peter Tarka. His work often inspires us to think out of the box and have fun with geometry, light, scale and composition. This artwork, which is a collage of geometry from 10 of the projects we've worked on the year before, was created and sent out as a greeting card to our clients and friends.