Raffles City unveiled Singapore’s first public art toy exhibition – Raffles City x Action City: ArtToys Invasion. The exhibition features an exciting range of limited edition custom art toys. Art toys, which are defined as collectibles created by independent artists and designers are a unique marriage of art and toys.
With free admission to all, ArtToys Invasion provides the public with a rare opportunity to immerse in this art toy showcase as part of Raffles City’s Arts in the City initiative. The exhibition runs from 11 to 18 September 2018, from 10am to 10pm at Level 1, Raffles City Singapore, 252 North Bridge Road.
For this exhibition, more than 100 trending Asian artists have been invited to showcase their specially conceived, designed and handcrafted creations. This stellar line-up of artists includes a number of our very own local artists: Ziqi Wu (artist), Lester Lim (artist), Yang (artist), Inkten & Clogtwo, Yew Chong Yip (mural artist), Michelle Low (artist), Hansen Chan (artist), Rex Lee (illustrator), Dennis Soon (tattoo artist) and Edwin Soon (tattoo artist).
Inkten and Clogtwo are a husband and wife team known internationally for their visual and graffiti works. The duo are behind numerous iconic murals all over the world and boasts an impressive list of clients including Mercedes Benz, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Converse. Refer to Appendix for the detailed profiles of other local artists.
The exhibition will also feature other Asian artists from Japan, Philippines and Indonesia: DEVILROBOTS (Japan), Mad Barbarians (Japan), Quiccs (Philippines), Kong Andri (Indonesia) and many more.
Discover rare and incredibly unique art pieces such as the biggest collection of DINO from Ziqi (Monster Little), featuring previously released limited editions which are no longer in production; the famous Japanese collectible art toy, DARUMA CLUB from Bandai; and our very own local art toy, OBOT from Gagatree.
Monster Little is a Singapore-based brand showcasing the incredible DINO designer toys. The brand is founded by Ziqi, whose work has been featured in numerous international publications.
Gagatree is a Singapore-based collective consisting of Lester Lim, Yang, Michelle Low and Hansen Chan. Gagatree’s latest OBOTs are collectible vinyl robots, which have been decorated by local and international artists.
Expect an exciting array of exhibition items, from over 40 pieces of DINO to an 8-inch tall Giant DINO racing series in limited edition colorways that will be unveiled exclusively at Raffles City Singapore.
Over 30 pieces of OBOT painted by local artists such as Inkten & Clogtwo, as well as over 40 DARUMA Club collectible art toys customised by Asian artists are not to be missed. Admire the beautiful 21 limited edition designs of exclusive artist tote bags, available on black or beige cotton.
In line with Raffles City’s Arts in the City initiative, the exhibition is a great platform to showcase both up-and-coming and established local artists’ works, and to show support for the local arts scene. ArtToys Invasion exhibition perfectly reflects the evolution of art toys and the use of this medium in popular culture.
Public are encouraged to share their best shots of the art toys with hashtags #RCSArtsInTheCity on Instagram and follow @RafflesCitySG to qualify. The best five pictures will stand a chance to win $100 shopping vouchers each.
The exhibition runs from 11 to 18 September 2018
Venue : Raffles City Shopping Centre Level 1
252 North Bridge Road
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