|Working the System|
Beginning as a self-taught graffiti artist in 1999, TraseOne (TR853-1) is highly regarded as one of the boundary-pushing pioneers of the local street art movement. In 2005, he was granted the inaugural Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award to expand his knowledge in art, eventually graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Honours) Degree in 2007 from the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. What started as an ego-driven adolescent hobby of scrawling his name on the streets has evolved into a more intellectual dialogue with his audience, who strive to decode the subliminal messages cleverly embedded in his work.
In this latest series, the artist uses an interventionist approach to suggest to the viewer that life should not be constrained by boundaries and restricted space.