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“Pointman – River Warrior” sculpters by Futura set to be unveiled in Singapore and Bali, Indonesia – StreetArtNews

Futura is thought for being one of many first graffiti artists to ever depart from lettering within the early Nineteen Eighties and switch to abstraction. The artist grew up in New York. A youngster within the Nineteen Seventies, these years which noticed the rise of the graffiti and concrete artwork motion, he shortly took an energetic half on this interval of nice creative emulation and shortly made his personal mark because of his uncommon fashion. Futura, due to this fact, holds a singular standing within the historical past of graffiti, each as a pioneer and iconoclast of the motion.

From the flip of the 80s, he developed using canvas in his follow, exhibiting alongside artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring or Kenny Scharf. The important thing components of the fashion which we affiliate with Futura immediately have been already there: clouds of color with delicate variations, high-quality traces that appear to be barely scratching the floor, and above all this astonishing fluidity that offers his work such a singular atmospheric temper. A private contact and virtuosity make Futura an important determine amongst city artists immediately. After fifty years of profession, he continues to be a painter with an ever-fertile creativity. One who was in a position, along with his lofty summary fashion, to remain related via the years and to free himself of reductive classes.

Futura has unveiled two sculptures titled Pointman – River Warrior, set to be unveiled in Singapore and Bali as a social commentary on air pollution. To reveal the gravity of Indonesia’s dire air pollution disaster, an issue that has lengthy been a central concern for Futura, the Pointman statues will likely be made out of repurposed waste supplies collected along with Potato Head from the Singaporean/Bali waterways.  In Singapore, 14,300 black and white grocery luggage have been collected by environmental advocates, Sungai Watch, for the creation of Pointman. In Bali, every little thing from motor oil bottles to discarded water gallon lids sourced by a neighborhood organisation, Yayasan Kakikita have been used. The Pointman statue in Singapore was at Nationwide Design Centre and one other one, on a a lot bigger scale, was unveiled within the courtyard of OMA-designed Potato Head Studios in Bali.

Futura’s sculpture is an extension of Potato Head & OMA’s “N*factor is Potential” exhibition in Singapore Design Week, the place they collaborate with world-renowned skills i.e Kengo Kuma, Max Lamb, Faye Toogood, and Andreu Carulla, amongst others, to showcase a visible illustration of the hospitality model’s efforts to a zero-waste way of life.

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