I was invited to crate a poster for the Supervene exhibition organiszed by Steve from local Sydney Screenprinting Print Edition. His vision for the show was to gather some top shelf illustrators to have a go at distorting their favourite superheroes or villains.
The travelling exhibition was first shown at the Sydney Supernova pop culture event.
Next stop is at Ludo Gallery in Singapore. Here's their post about the event:
For the SUPERVENE SINGAPORE, we are fortunate to be able to showcase the hardcopy. With free reign over a wide and rich pop cultural history, the capes represented come from comics and film, from the famous to the obscure. The featured figures have been explored with an individualistic take, displaying the admiration of the source and artistry of each creator.
For the SUPERVENE EXHIBITION, the artists have used Screen Printing to execute their work. Many of the artists have their own websites and are on Facebook, and we hope that you will take some time to view their work online.
SINGAPORE: HERO + VILLAIN
Singapore also has a strong community of Western comic enthusiasts and collectors. For many, the now-defunct Comics Mart in Serene Centre that opened in mid-1980s stoked the flames of fandom. LUDO Gallery will now showcase as a reminder to the existing audience and an opportunity for the next generation of enthusiasts to experience and examine the art of screen printing stabilising our fascination with Superheros and Villains.
At the present time, the local comic convention, STGCC, has been recognised as one of the major Western comics-centric conventions in South East Asia. Superheroes are currently at the forefront of popular culture thanks to film and television adaptations.
Print Edition's intimate collaboration with artists and the resultant silk screened posters are an authentic reflection of comics' place in society and art, and seemed natural for LUDO Gallery to welcome the Supervene exhibition to Singapore's shores.