Agency: LOWE Singapore
Creative Directors: Clinton Manson, Dominic Stallard
Art Directors: Luke Tay, Loh Seow Khian
Copywriter: Joy Chen
Photographer: Teo (Teo Studio)
Illustrator: Andy Yang
Classic glazing technique
An experimental performance by The Observatory
featuring Artist-Illustrator Andy Yang
Earl Lu Gallery
Lasalle College of the Arts
1 McNally Street
24th January – 7:30pm
25th January – 1pm
Performance – 50 minutes
Borrowing from the Buddhist mandala ritual, Singapore art-rock band The Observatory presents Anitya, a performance series exploring the relationship between music and a non-musical art form.
In the first instalment, The Observatory and artist Andy Yang enact this ritual with sound and painting. From start to end, the musicians and the artist search for inter-connectedness and synchronicity. There is no script, no rehearsal, and no grand design. Everything is created instantaneously and destroyed as soon as the point of completion is reached.
Observe how music and art interact. The work of Yang is dynamic and subtle, produced in a manner that places emphasis on the physical act of painting as it connects intuitively with sound. Anitya is about the process, a reflection of the temporal nature of life and art. Experience this mutability in the sounds of The Observatory, arising from a wordless dialogue with the collaborating Artist.
Andy Yang is an artist and professional illustrator who has fervently experimented with mixed media since 2000. He is recognised internationally for his work on advertising campaigns, his latest for the Breast Cancer Foundation causing quite a stir. Andy has shown solo twice in Singapore. Recent exhibitions include well-received tribute shows Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep 2010 and A Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy 2010.
Local band The Observatory has always positioned itself at the vanguard of tearing down barriers between indie rock and high art. From debut album Time of Rebirth (2004) to their latest release Dark Folke (2009), the group has explored different sonic terrains in rock, metal, folk, jazz and electronic music. Known for their atmospheric live performances, The Observatory has had a busy schedule in 2009-2010 performing internationally and locally.
Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) Ads
Medium: Kryolan grease paint on skin. Daler Rowney Expression Angle Brushes and Sponge.
Interesting project I was involved in recently. Painting on a LIVE MODEL, graphic style! Interesting paint that doesn’t dry but the challenge is to paint on contoured body skin. It’s tricky but once you get the hang of it, it’s ok. Sketch and idea was confirmed on paper with the creative team. 3 day schedule locked down at Republic Studios because each piece took about half day to complete which includes touch ups on the body paint and photography. This job was really smooth sailing because the creative team really knew what they wanted. Special thanks to the team at DDB Singapore, Republic Studios and the model. This is one of those jobs that you need a team to pull off.
Do email me if you need to know more about the paint and technique. Will try to acquire the process in detail to share with you guys.
Agency: DDB Worldwide, Singapore
Executive Creative Director: Joji Jacob
Creative Director: Thomas Yang
Copywriter: Khairul Mondzi/ Joji Jacob
Art Director: Andrea Kuo/ Thomas Yang
Photographer: Allan Ng (Republic Studios)
Digital Imaging: Agnes Teo
Illustrator: Andy Yang Soo Kit
Account Director: Rowena Bhagchandani
Account Executive: Ng Ling Kai
Alright guys, some analog stuff. Behind the scenes and process for a very interesting project with good friends which were from TBWA Singapore then, Pei Pei, Ng, Merlin Kwan and David Chan. Another piece was crafted by our OiC darling, Sokkuan. An amazing illustrator in her own right.
1) Straight forward agency brief complete with idea and sketch.
2) Counter sketch from my side to enchance idea. Execution style is discussed and agreed upon with the creative team. In this case. Heavy body and soft body acrylic style.
3) Preliminary colour proposals done in photoshop.For analog or natural media work, this stage is very crucial because there is not much room for amendments when it gets to the real thing.
4) Final stages of colour, look and feel approved by agency creatives and client. Canvas and paints are prepared and halfway through the completion of illustration, art director steps in for minimal final touch ups and amendments.
5) Voila! Final touch ups and off to the photographer to do his magic lighting. Crucial stage as well because photographing paintings need another set of skills.
Interesting project with Hock from Lights & Shadows. Done circa 2006 – 07. The idea was to have a lino cut illustration style to give it an African Safari treatment to the whole reel.
Apologies for the earlier posts. Picture got too huge. Still a bit of an idiot with WordPress. Will learn. Here we go… Browsing Copy exhibition at Asylum. This is a wonderful project curated by Roy from Beautiful. He got this idea to give new lives to browsing copies from bookshops by selected artists, designers design collectives and illustrators worldwide to rework the books in their own distinctive styles. It’s a travelling exhibition which first debut at the recent Singapore Design Festival 09. Artists include Kate Gibb(UK), Sam Hisey(USA), Phunk Studio(SG), myself and many more.
Check out the beautifully designed website by Kilo Studios for more info. Enjoy!