A creative force to be reckoned with, meet Inkten Naridah—a visual artist dominating Singapore’s urban art scene. The art director and co-founder of Ink & Clog is known by her inimitable art form—a blend of mathematical calculations of geometry and abstract expressionism known as ‘Geo Graffiti’. Unsurprisingly, her keen fluency in this art form has taken her well beyond Singapore’s shores and even caught the attention of Silicon Valley’s Apple and Google.
Invited to create an exclusive artwork for Vogue Singapore’s launch issue, Nadirah interprets our exclusive orchid—the Vanda Vogue Singapore—in bold, energetic and vivid strokes that simultaneously creates a sense of “flow and movement”. This exclusive articulation of the orchid inspires a reflective and hopeful contemplation of Vogue Singapore’s flourishing within this Garden City’s fashion scene, and beyond.
What was your thought process when you started on the artwork?
Reflections, absence, and presence. Like a conversation with an old friend, you open up and express the depths of your existence.
What signature elements have you incorporated into the artwork for Vogue Singapore?
Flow and movement
How would you describe your artwork for Vogue Singapore in three words?
Energy. Soul. Future.
What is one skill or habit that you have picked up during the pandemic?
During this confinement period, rather than learning or picking up a new skill, time is an opportunity and an advantage given to me to focus on my practice and reflect on my perspectives in my works.
What is one thing that you are thankful for, even in the midst of this global pandemic?
That the world is given the chance to slow down and reset.
As the world opens up, what is one thing that you are most looking forward to?
Able to close up the gap we once had. Communication between human beings.
Do you think art and creativity is essential today? Why or why not?
Every decision made is creativity. Every movement made is art.