ArtScience Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Art from the Streets looks at 40 years of street art, featuring notable artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, JR, and Space Invader.
Spanning 40 years of the art movement, it will comprise 200 pieces from 50 of the world’s best-known street artists. These include paintings, installations, archives, sketches and even on-site projects.
HP Inc. will also be one of the sponsors of the Art from the Streets exhibition held at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, demonstrating its commitment to the creative community. Producing nine murals of prominent artworks, HP will be working with Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho to translate his work in new and unexpected ways that highlight how Street Art can live anywhere and on anything by leveraging its digital printing technologies.
Reflecting the essence of Street Art, HP aims to challenge and inspire artists and creatives to break boundaries and think beyond the traditional canvas. Eko’s work will be presented as an urban art collection and will be featured on a range of nine items including notebooks, tote bags, and t-shirts. At the exhibit, visitors can purchase these items by scanning a QR code to access a microsite and complete an online transaction. All proceeds will be donated to Art Outreach Singapore, a non-profit art education program that offers free art appreciation lessons to primary and secondary school students.
“Art is an expression of creativity, and at HP, we believe that there should not be a limit to creative expression. We are proud to be a part of this exhibition, and we’re working with Eko to push the boundaries of the printed experience, to connect and tell a unique and personal story,” said Michael Boyle, VP, Graphics Solutions Business, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “Print continues to play an important role in an increasingly digital world. As we continue to tap into the potential of digital printing to build emotional connections with consumers through amazing experiences, we are committed to turn ideas into realities and inspire the community.”
Eko is one of the most acclaimed members of the young generation of Indonesian contemporary artists. His works traverse between local traditions and global popular culture, citing the influence of traditional batik and embroidery while drawing inspiration from contemporary street art, graffiti and comics.
“As an artist, I am always looking for new ways to creatively express myself, and with HP, I can take my art to places I have never thought of before. As each of my art tells a story, I am excited that visitors who feel a connection with them or enjoy them visually can now bring back a physical memento,” said Eko Nugroho. “I hope visitors will get a different perspective when they see my art in different formats, in addition to what they’ve experienced at the exhibition.”
Nine images of the murals showcased at the exhibit have been printed with the HP Latex 1500 and Latex 370 printers using water-based Latex Inks. Additionally, Eko’s artwork will be printed on merchandise using a range of HP Indigo digital presses that offers superior print quality, versatility and productivity. Proceeds from the sale of merchandise will go to Art Outreach Singapore.
The showcase is part of the Art from the Streets exhibition which opens on 13 January at ArtScience Museum in conjunction with Singapore Art Week. The exhibition ends on 3 June.