Museum of Local Arts: Scryptk - the street artist


From a young interest in graffiti to being fully immersed in the unique art of illustrating language, Singapore street artist Azhar Mat Nor, also known as Scryptk, continues to explore and innovate his craft. He experimented with graffiti and street art in 2001 and has not looked back since. He is heavily influenced by street style and now tries to separate his art from other graffiti artists, by experimenting with strokes of language and symbols. His diverse and multi discipline endeavor has gained him some awards and recognition in his fields. His first TV documentary debut in Suria in 2010, he was also selected as featured artist for Noise Singapore Exhibition and Showcase on the magazines, murals and digital artwork.

"I simply love how familiar my paintings are. Drawing the audience to decipher the mandalas and abstraction. Is that inner curiosity of the tip of the tongue. People always ask for my artist statement so I needed to do one but I've never liked to explain a certain piece of work - if i've made a certain work and that's how i wanted it to be - hopefully it can speak for itself and whatever it says to the viewer - it's the right message because there isn't a wrong and a right message. Each person takes something a little different from the same picture and I'm happy with that. It's how I interpret my work. Abstract Calligramandala. The familiar within the unfamiliar.”

Scryptk will be showing 6 pieces of artwork created just for the MOLA exhibition, priced at $200 and $300. Come and meet him in person!

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