A terrestrial creature that is also mythical, Makara seeks to address our common narratives that have disappeared through time and to re-familiarise them through art. This mural of ZERO’s interweaves multiple forms of beloved stories in varying contexts. The work affirms the notion of art’s versatility in giving different narratives, perspectives and meaning for a vibrant community such as Little India.
With a strong interest in contemporary issues on urban social life and space, ZERO’s practice is unconventional, closely centered on his critical approach to understanding urban art practices in Singapore and the region. His works were acquired by the Singapore Arts Council in 2010, and he received the National Arts Council’s Young Artists Award in 2013. ZERO recently graduated with an MFA from LASALLE College of The Arts, and currently runs RSCLS, a Singaporean street art crew.