Title: DIFF/ FUSION
Artist: Zul ZERO
Location: 33 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219166
Medium: Aerosol and Emulsion Paints
Little India, one of the most culturally vibrant places in Singapore, is a sensory feast. From the hustle and bustle of the crowd, to the fragrance of jasmine flower garlands, its potent concoction of sights, smells and sounds makes it an interesting place to be.
One of the most distinct scents of Little India is the exotic smell of spices, such as coriander and cumin. Seeing smell in colour, ZERO has come up with DIFF/FUSION, a merger of the sensory elements of sight, sound, and smell. This interpretation has manifested itself in pyramids, bearing resemblance to how spices are displayed in stores, while also referencing traditional chakra combined with modern geometric styles.
Mohammed Zulkarnaen Othman, or ZERO, is a street and graffiti artist with a Masters in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts. He started an urban art collective, RSCLS, in 2007, and they have done murals along underpasses in Clarke Quay. In 2008, ZERO was commissioned by the magazine The Economist to create works for the exhibition Artistic Expression of the World.
ZERO has showcased his works in numerous local and international exhibitions and events. He also diligently promotes street art through talks and workshops. Works from his solo exhibition, The Spectacular Spectacular, were acquired by the Singapore Art Museum in 2011 as part of their permanent collection. A reactionary artist, ZERO’s works attempts to negotiate the oddity of street and graffiti art in regulated spaces, invoking commentary on the notion of collective space in general.