I recently had the honour of getting in touch with Bradley Foisset, an artist with whom I had met a few times at work. Bradley had just started working at Chan + Hori Contemporary and extended an invite for me to visit their exciting lineup of exhibits. I gladly welcomed the opportunity to take my camera out for a spin – after all, who could say no to when presented with a chance for a private tour?
But first, Ottie and I visited the dual opening of Mojoko‘s Sick Scents and Gerald Leow‘s I Am Time Grown Old To Destroy The World. Naturally, I gravitated towards the colourful use of collage and olfactory in Sick Scents, which was a collaboration with Terry Jacobson to create a series of seven fragrances inspired by Asia.
Bumped into Daryl Goh! Singapore’s art scene is so small.
A week later I took up Bradley’s offer to visit the gallery before it opened. It had been a few months since I last took outfit photos, so it came as a reprieve from the busy-ness in life recently:
Left: Bradley noted that these artworks were framed in vintage frames. The juxtaposition of new in old, and the vibrant movement of the artworks housed within the ornate was quite pleasant to look at.
Right: I also liked the colourful shadows in this particular piece.
It was pretty cool to see familiar oil and perfume bottles repackaged into Mojoko’s signature pop culture artwork. I got to appreciate the unique shapes of the bottles in this new context as a result.
I fancied the printf (“tattoo”); I drew on myself with my Inkbox freehand ink bottle. I think if I ever got myself some permanent ink it’d have to be something meta like this to keep me amused for the rest of my life.
Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.