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Trapped in an office on a Tuesday afternoon with weekend freedom many water cooler procrastinations away, it’s not hard to drift off into an alternate reality where you’re the mastermind of a successful heist, leading to a hasty move to Mexico and a lifetime of Cervezas on the beach.

Turns out, even artists have hump days to hurdle too. And like us, their fantasies can be a little greedy and gun slinging. Look no further than pop art bandits, the Tinker Brothers (pictured) and see what they manage to get away with in their latest exhibition, 'Dinner Is Served'.

It’s as tasty as it sounds - featuring past work, as well as a new limited edition print series.

You’ll come face to face with an array of characters known for having vivid fantasy lives, multiple personas, and an amazing ability to court trouble, yet come out unscathed.

Reimagined with sinister mirth by the Tinker Brothers, you’ll see recognisable pop icons pushed to the edge.

Go all meta as you live vicariously through the Tinker Brothers, living vicariously through the anti-heroes of animation, living vicariously through their own alter egos, when you immerse in their work, including the three panel title piece, 'Dinner Is Served'.

A darker look at the scrappier side of Snoopy, Felix the Cat and Mickey Mouse, each artwork comprising the 'Dinner Is Served' exhibition is grimacing with the bold, acerbic wit and mischief of the Tinker Brothers.

Read: guns, raining dollar bills and shady deals - while wearing shades.

Subverting pop culture characters and throwing them into gangsta-land scenarios, where they look downright laconic, is perverse work.

And this is the sick pleasure of each piece; the artists know it’s sacrilegious for Mickey to point a gun in your face, but they’re not making this art for them, they’re just amusing themselves.

And if a wry smile passes your lips while looking too, then hello! You’ve found your people. Welcome to the no holds barred humour of the Tinker Brothers.

For all the tongue in cheek humour, don’t miss the point. Using recognisable characters in unexpected ways is a vehicle for making some insightful and damning observations about the way we live right now.

Far from screens and make believe, the violence in this new series is all the more shocking because of its simplicity. If only villains were so obvious these days.

Vigilantes and white collar criminals; conspiracy theorists and populists; compulsive consumers and influencers; trolls and fake news; cultural conflicts and arbitrary borders.

We’ve taken to taking matters into our own hands, every man for himself, and our weapon of choice is a keyboard and a smartphone. In a world seemingly spinning slowly out of control, the Tinker Brothers might just be trying to warn us of the lunacy of being sucked in to the power vacuum, and behaving completely out of character. 

Proudly sponsored by Brilliant Prints and Angra Wine & Spirit.

Venue:

Brilliant Prints: Cideco Industrial Complex, 50 Genting Lane, #06-05 349558

Dates & Times: Opening: Thursday 17 October 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday 18 October – Saturday 2 November 2019

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed 28 October (Deepavali)

www.addictedgallery.com

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Richard
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4 October 2019
A darker look at the scrappier side of Snoopy, Felix the Cat and Mickey Mouse, each artwork comprising the 'Dinner Is Served' exhibition is grimacing with the bold, acerbic wit and mischief of the Tinker Brothers.
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Elena
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2 October 2019
Come and join us for a glass or two of vino and experience some of your favourite cartoon characters as you've never seen them before!
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Hi Elena, is this invitation to all for the opening night event - Dates & Time: Opening: Thursday 17 October 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Brilliant Prints: Cideco Industrial Complex, 50 Genting Lane, #06-05 349558
Yes! Everyone is welcome :)
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Elena
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1 October 2019
Addicted is an art gallery founded by an Australian "Mr" (Blair) and "Mrs" (Elena) living in the buzzing metropolis of Singapore. Our passion for art was ignited in the late 90s when we purchased our very first piece, a collage, from a gallery located in Berry, a country town in New South Wales, Australia. Fast forward a few years to 2002. It was during this year we were offered the opportunity to work in The Lion City, otherwise known as Singapore. This became the launching pad for more travel and living adventures which included calling London and New York home for a number of years. During our travels we collected art pieces we loved - a practice we strongly encourage! These pieces are a reflection and a reminder of where we have been, and of the fond memories made along the way. In 2007 our voyage came full circle and we once again returned to the island nation where we continued our love affair with art. Our passion rapidly became an addiction which lead to the birth of Addicted Art Gallery in 2015 - an online art experience. visit us: https://www.addictedgallery.com/
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