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Faris Nakamura

Faris Nakamura | Ghost Tiger 幽靈虎

Faris Nakamura

Faris Nakamura

Faris Nakamura | Ghost Tiger 幽靈虎

Faris Nakamura | Ghost Tiger 幽靈虎

Faris Nakamura

b. 1988

Ghost Tiger


PU primer and clay on fiberglass with internal armature

2022

220 by 70 by 60 cm


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Faris Nakamura

b. 1988

幽靈虎


聚氨酯底漆及陶土、玻璃纖維及內部支架

2022年作

220 x 70 x 60 公分

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CONCEPT OF ARTWORK

Ghost Tiger's name and stark whiteness is inspired by the ghost bike movement in which a white bicycle is placed by the roadside, where a cyclist was killed or gravely injured by a motor vehicle. Emulating that movement, Ghost Tiger is intended as a memorial to all the tigers that have lost their lives due to human intervention or poaching. Part of Ghost Tiger’s stripes float off its body, with patterns visually akin to smoke or wind depicted in Asian illustrations, accentuating a phantom appearance. It watches over Raffles Hotel Singapore, making it a symbol of protection. However, Ghost Tiger also serves as a solemn reminder to us that the tigers themselves are in need of protection.


ABOUT FARIS NAKAMURA (SINGAPORE)

Faris Nakamura graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from LASALLE College of the Arts in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014. Through sculptures, installations and site-specific works, Faris investigates the way people navigate and orientate themselves as they encounter space. He desires to understand the attachment and detachments people have towards spaces, how these relationships develop, and their impact. Faris has exhibited in shows both locally and internationally. He was the Winner of the IMPART Awards, Visual Artist Category in 2020. He was awarded the Young Talent Programme Winners’ Solo in 2017/2018.