Many people doodle during meetings, some doodle when bored and others simply draw lines on paper to pass the time. Artist Vince Low has turned once-aimless doodling into Scribble Art, an advanced art form of penmanship. Described as Scribble with life Vince Low’s work is invariably in portrait form and started about three years ago when his role as an illustrator with a design agency required material for a dyslexic advertising campaign.
Himself a dyslexic, Vince felt immediate empathy with the campaign as he knew many famous people had used their dyslexia to overcome any perceived drawbacks and create great career success within their chosen fields. Thus evolved his first ‘Scribble Art’ production – pen-line portraits of Einstein, Picasso and John Lennon. The art form took off big time as public interest grew stronger – and is still growing.
“There is beauty in the chaos of a person’s mind, normal or otherwise. We just need time to discover it.” says Vince Low. “Although, simple scribbling is chaotic, there is nothing solid about it. But the fluidity of it creates potential. It is always a challenge to capture the soul and character of any person. But this is the unique reason for why I chose each artist thereby crafting my skill to a whole new level.” It takes Low between 10 to 15 hours to produce a ‘Scribble Art’ piece as his infinite attention to detail goes beyond most people’s imagination.
Interest in his ‘Scribble’ work has spread through his website, Facebook, you-tube, the US’s Huffington Post and Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper ran an article on this ‘pen master’ and his scribble work.
The exhibition features many famous faces – some dyslexic such as jazz great Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong, entrepreneur Richard Branson and pop-star Britney Spears. Twenty five pieces of ‘Scribble’ work will be on sale, each a fine example of this unique, high quality evolutionary work taking art lovers along a new channel of artistic creativity. Vince Low is the Scribble Artist of the decade and his expressive work will undoubtedly captivate Singaporeans as emphatically as it has others.
So scribble the details in you diary and keep the page handy.
Exhibit: Simply Scribbly complex crafting by Vince Low
Dates: 20 March – 2 June 2014
Venue: tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto “The Gallery” 51 Circular Road
Hours: Sun – Thu & P.H (11am – midnight), Fri, Sat and Eve of P.H (11am – 2am)
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