Street artist Zero takes over urban spaces with art | The A List
Street artist Zul Othman, who goes by the moniker Zero, is not content to leave his mark in public spaces with murals. His latest urban art project will see him working with street artists and the public to pull off a street art trail in Bukit Panjang.
The project is titled The Outer Space, a playful pun on how it hopes to get people exploring everyday public spaces through street art. The ambitious street art trail is part of Arts in Your Neighbourhood. The latter, a National Arts Council initiative, encourages people to appreciate the arts through engaging experiences in their everyday lives.
Arts in Your Neighbourhood will take place island-wide from 12 to 29 March, but it will spotlight Bukit Panjang, so about half of the family-friendly activities, including theatre, dance and music performances, will take place in that neighbourhood.
For Zul, a recipient of the National Arts Council’s 2013 Young Artist Award, The Outer Space, is an invitation to Bukit Panjang’s residents to explore their surroundings, encounter art in unexpected spaces, and feel a sense of belonging and pride towards their neighbourhood.
The trail comprises four works, including a mural with augmented reality features and an art installation inspired by the estate’s hilly terrain. The works are by different street artists, including SPAZ, Atomick, TraseOne and SYCO, who are part of RSCLS (pronounced “rascals”), a street art collective founded by Zul.
Two of the murals will also be painted in collaboration with residents. They are NaturEscape by Atomick in the void deck of Block 139 Petir Road, and Wisdom Tree by SYCO in the void deck of Block 257 Bangkit Road. A pop-up photography exhibition will also be held in the void deck of Block 139 Petir Road. It will feature photos taken by residents using disposable cameras.
On the street art project, Zul says: “The process – painting, researching and creating may belong to me and the artists, but once the work is out there, it belongs to everyone.”
Details about The Outer Space here.