Unfamiliar Familiarity: A Discourse on the Surgically-Perfect with Mexican Artist Gildo Medina

Mexican artist Gildo Medina creates a new dialogue for the world of surgically-perfect by making the familiar unfamiliar and unfamiliar familiar Considered as one of the most successful and important illustrators from around the globe by TASCHEN in the last edition of 100 illustrators, Mexico-born Gildo Medina is an international award-winning artist and photographer whose…

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NEWS: Singaporean artist Y/X Launches ‘Light and Brilliance’ Exhibition at Raffles City Shopping Centre Singapore

In line with the nation’s Jubilee birthday, Singaporean artist Y/X (real name: Chua Koon Beng) has just launched “光宗耀祖” (Light and Brilliance) – a public exhibition named after a Chinese idiom – at the atrium of Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore.    Above: Every Drop Counts (一滴都不能少) The nine days long solo exhibition will see the fruition of his five-year…

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A Conversation with Professor Tom Inns on the Learning Curves of Design at the Glasgow School of Art Singapore Graduation Show 2015

  Nothing can stop the second cohort of graduating students from the Glasgow School Art Singapore, and their director Professor Tom Inns can attest to that. The Glasgow School of Art Singapore was initially conceived in 2012 as a partnership between the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP), delivering years 3 and…

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Chinese Artist Qiu Jie satires yet celebrates the glory of cross-culture and the revolutionary Mao

(images courtesy of Art Plural Gallery) Last Thursday, Art Plural Gallery unveiled the opening of Chinese artist Qiu Jie’s show, featuring 30 latest works by the artist. Couture Troopers was present for the opening that day, and we were absolutely thrilled to see his works in person! Straddling Chinese aesthetics and Western popular culture, the artist deals in…

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Milan Artist Sara Ligari creates dreams with her fashion illustrations

This month, the spotlight is on Sara Ligari, a Milan-based illustration artist who has charmed us with her delectable watercolour drawings. Delving greatly into the glamour and realistic side of fashion, her illustrations are composed of strokes of fashion that resemble a juxtapose of immaculate renditions of fashion, from leggy models to infusions of patterns, prints and even statement-making elements that will…

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