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Skelley Mary (Tubemen Forest)
Howie Kim

Artist Statement:

Orchard Road is a place that holds many memories for locals and tourists alike; it is a place for fashion, a place of community, a place for celebration. 


Beneath the overarching themes of capitalism lies the humanity brought about by the communities that have occupied and still continue to occupy the Orchard Road precinct. Stripping away the layers of fashion trends that have come and gone, Skelley Mary is a tube-person, flailing and dancing away in jovial celebration. Even in its bare bones, Skelley Mary is filled with the stories, progress and spirit of all the people who have made this place what it is.

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About the Artist:


Howie Kim is a visual artist based in Singapore. He works with various mediums including digital illustrations, animation, gifs, photo manipulations, creative direction and paintings. 


Fascinated with all things kitsch, bizarre and surreal, Kim creates unnaturally distorted figures, juxtaposing them in surrealistic and mysterious realms that disrupt the line between reality and fantasy. Howie Kim’s whimsical style of works has allowed him to work with commercial establishments such as IWC Schaffhausen, Universal Music Group, DBS, Martell, Tiger Beer, GCDS as well as having his works published in several magazines.



Instagram: @howie759


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