Jan 23, 2006
Yok and Draawer's Exhibition at The Asylum
Contemporary artists Yok and Draawer have gathered their talents together to bring you a collaborative exhibition. Heed Weed is to open on January 25th at The Asylum in Singapore and will run through until February 9th. Raised on beer and BBQs, Yok, an art school graduate was introduced to street art while on a trip to Europe and was inspired to start doing his own. Yok's characters are loosely based on gargoyles, in medieval times architects would place gargoyles on buildings to ward off evil spirits. Borrowing from this thought Yok places his handmade paper/painted gargoyles on city walls. He gets a kick out of seeing people looking up at his work puzzled. Yok has been involved in many exhibitions around the world including Singapore and held a few solo shows in Australia.
Draawer shares his hope, inspirations, nocturnal outburst, early morning excursions and attempts to challenge authorities through his Happy Chin® character, which has been painted, drawn, printed, sprayed and even sewn in various canvas, paper, wall and some unmentionables as seen in several group shows like “I pity the dolls” in New York, Stickpop show in Mexico, Sketches in Australia, 44boards in Ohio, LMAC’s zombies world tour and most recently, Curious Eidolon's Art + Heart Project in Melbourne, IDN Designedge 05 and Asylum's The Dinner Party in Singapore; his hometown.
Here are pics of some of Yok and Draawer's work. I bet whatever the artists may be painting, their characters manage to slowly sneak up on the unsuspecting audience creating quite a stir!! Here is your chance to get up close and personal with them at The Asylum.
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I've been a fan ok Yok's work for a minute. Draawer is new to me. Looks nice though, especially that plush!