Singapore / Art Seasons
PHUNK is an internationally acclaimed, Singapore based art collective, founded in 1994 by Alvin Tan (1974), Melvin Chee (1974), Jackson Tan (1974) and William Chan (1973). PHUNK have developed a novel approach to collective art-making based on the collaborative aesthetic of a rock-and-roll band, and informed by a shared interest in urban subcultures. They have propagated a visual signature that seamlessly blends and reinterprets their diverse influences such as traditional Chinese craft, philosophy and folklore, Hong Kong wuxia pulp fiction, Japanese manga and otaku subculture, Western popular culture, art and design movements into a singular creative thought that reflects their multi-cultural identity, background and environment.
Labelled “Creators of modern urban mythological tales” (Chinese Contemporary Art News, Taiwan), PHUNK has created a visual universe densely populated by ancient gods and modern creatures, to depict universal tales social satire, humanity morality, rock n’ roll ethos, contemporary culture and PHUNK’s unique witty sense of humour.
PHUNK will be presenting their works at Art Seasons.