Lives and Works: Singapore
About the Artist
In his early years, SZTO entered a competition by Caran d’ache to “imagine Switzerland”. His whimsical interpretation of the country won him the competition and spurred him to a career in advertising and visual arts after graduating from Temasek Polytechnic, School of Design, Visual Communications.
Even before practising art more actively in 2013, SZTO has been painting and making collages, sculptures and assemblages that describe a parallel world built on imagination, dreams, stories, philosophies and symbolism. It is like a journal that take its form in dioramas and paintings, through storytelling.
Incorporating texts and a variety of found objects into his works, his dense visual narratives evoke the wonder of spinning patterned understanding from chaos. Driven by the urge to interrogate his own understanding of the world, life and a quest for roots, a vision of his Utopia; his art is also an invitation to explore and discover what can become alive in our imagination.
“LITTLE HOUSE OF HORRORS”, Kult Studio
“OUR ELUSIVE HERE”
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