OCBC Bank engaged Singaporean Graffiti Artist, TraseOne (also known as Tr853-1) to complete a mural wall on its Sixth Avenue branch. The bank planned to refresh the wall to showcase different art pieces by local artists, with ‘team work’ as the art theme.
Live size stencils were to be used to complete the graffiti artwork. Artist Trase had to paint at the some high and hard to reach points of the wall. The recommendation was to use a boom lift to bring the artist up to complete his masterpiece safely.
Photo courtesy: Trase (Tr853-1)
As an activist in the local street art movement, TraseOne is highly regarded as one of the leading pioneers who is always pushing boundaries and overseeing the progression in the scene since he started engaging in the arts circa ’99. What started as an ego driven adolescent hobby of just scrawling his name on the streets, Trase has evolved his approach in making art to create a more intellectual dialog of his work, most of which contain subliminal messages cleverly embedded in his work. A self-taught graffiti artist, Trase was granted the inaugural Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award in 2005 to expand his knowledge in art, eventually graduating with an Honor’s Degree in 2007. Trase has since had his work exhibited in numerous commissioned projects and exhibitions both on local and global platform, winning numerous awards for his perpetually evolving style. See also: AsiaOne news – “I do graffiti in legal places”