The debut solo exhibition in South East Asia by Futura the New York street art legend.
CONSTELLATION will showcase 30 specifically commissioned works created in Singapore; showing off Futura’s distinctive street and studio art practice over the last four decades. This unique series of works demonstrates Futura’s visual style. The bold, vibrant compositions are marked by a repertoire of forms and iconic motifs Futura has come to be known for – characters, atoms and cranes.
30 MAY - 9 JUNE 2019
GILLMAN BARRACKS, #02-21,
9 LOCK ROAD, SINGAPORE
A pioneer when graffiti met contemporary art, Futura was known as early as the seventies for his radical approach in the street, introducing abstraction to an entirely letter-based discipline. His work caught attention in the 1980's, and Futura (then Futura 2000) found himself as part of a wider art movement that included the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Julian Schnabel. Entirely self-taught in what he calls "the subway school", Futura has been compared to Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee for his master of color, movement and line.
Over the past forty years, Futura continuously pushed the boundaries of street art and painting, and has earned recognition internationally for his authentic style which has evolved beyond traditional forms of graffiti.
Futura’s work has been exhibited at notable art institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, MoMA PS1 in New York, the Boymans Museum in Rotterdam and the Gallery Du Jour in Paris as well as at premier exhibitions on graffiti and street art including "Art from the Streets" exhibition at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore and the Beyond the Streets" show in Los Angeles in 2018.
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