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PUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
October 27 @ 12:00 pm - October 29 @ 7:00 pmFree
[PUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER] is a takeover of art at Basheer Graphic books outer wall, bringing underground wheatpasting art to the forefront with an entirely manually produced selection of works inspired by Southeast Asian pulp and horror graphic print art, in particular [SIKSA NERAKA], an indonesian publication from the 50s-90s.
A peculiarity of the time, SIKSA NERAKA (Hell torture), was an officially sanctioned graphic novel series with brutal imagery widely available at newstands all over Southeast Asia. hailing from a time before digital printing, early copies were crudely made and disappeared from the public eye after it’s heyday. Artblovk Gallery has invited visual artists from the region to interpolate their own interpretations of horror art reflecting the values of SIKSA NERAKA in a guerilla pop-up Halloween display.
Marrying raw graphics with traditional printmaking techniques of monocolour silkscreen printing and wheatpasted poster art, the show brings uncensored guerilla art to the forefront and argues for the need for physical art spaces to allow artists to flourish unchallenged in an increasingly restrictive digital landscape.
The Halloween showcase is a recurring themed pop-up show by Artblovk Pop-up Gallery, which aims to feature and bring together intergenerational arts talents in the illustrations, comics and games industry and build a community of like-minded artists to celebrate arts in Singapore. Artblovk pop-up gallery once again works together with local partners and luminaries like Basheer graphics books to provide a platform that supports visual arts.
[PUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER] will open on 27 OCT 2023 with a reception at 7pm with participating artists, who will be available for interviews and a curated tour of the exhibition. Selected merchandise from artists will be available for purchase. The exhibition will continue till 29 OCT 2023, after which all works will be destroyed. Admission is Free.