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Truth to PowerBy Speak Cryptic

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US$ 6,400



Acrylic, Acrylic on wood

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Dimensions: 212.5cm (H) x 134.5cm (W) x 5.5cm (D) / 83.7" (H) x 53" (W) x 2.2" (D)

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Artist Statement

Through his drawings, paintings, installations, public art and performance-based work, Speak Cryptic translates the symptoms and consequences of society’s capital-centric normalization through personal inquiries that stretch from ancestral migration, ethnic dislocation, civic gentrification, and the embodiment of alternative values from popular culture as personal coping and identity-forming mechanisms. Like artists such as Raymond Pettibon, Yoshitomo Nara and Barry McGee who arrived at contemporary art via urban art origins, Speak Cryptic forges a distinctively personal vocabulary to enable his art to engage an extremely diverse audience population; disrupting quintessential appraisals of contemporary art.

212.5 cm (H) x 134.5 cm (W) x 5.5 cm (D) (framed)
200 cm (H) x 122.2 cm (W) x 1.7 cm (D) (unframed)


Artist Profile

Born: 1980
Hometown: Singapore
Based in: Singapore

Speak Cryptic (b. 1980, Singapore) is a visual artist working and living in Singapore.

Inspired by the visual language prevalent within the cultures of comics and underground music, his works primarily deals with the issues pertaining to the human condition. Utilising personal iconographies and a cast of characters that he has …


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