Art on the Move: Vote for Your Favourite Art Piece
In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, we’re partnering with Art Loft Asia to bring local art to the streets – literally! From July 1st through August 14th, we’re featuring 5 handpicked, limited-edition art pieces from homegrown Singaporean artists on 50 uberX partner driver vehicles. Best of all, your vote determines which art pieces we feature!
How to vote:
- Log in to your Uber app
- Enter the promo code associated with your favourite art piece
Voting ends on Sunday, June 7th at 11:59PM, so get started now! After tallying the votes, we’ll sticker the 5 winningest art pieces on our uberX partner driver vehicles!
Benny’s works often bring out certain societal issues and concerns. The purpose of “Cardboard Auntie” is to raise awareness of the situations of these elderly people in Singapore and to make people more considerate when they are around them.
Ee Shaun’s drawings and paintings explore spontaneous and open-ended narratives that express the subconscious mind – a reaction to the systematic planning, regularity and austerity of Singapore. Often unplanned, his abstract, non-conceptual artworks are an experiential and experimental process; fraught with uncertainty and opportunity, and riddled with control and joyful abandonment, as he juxtaposes shapes, lines and planes into a complex, grid-like web of harmonious colours and playful forms filled with humour, objects and characters.
One origin of the practice of gift-wrapping can be traced back to Furoshiki, a reusable wrapping cloth used to transport clothes, gifts and other goods during the Edo period in Japan. The ritual of gift-wrapping we know today has a completely different intention. Perhaps it is the look of surprise we hope to see when the recipient tears open the wrapper, or the air of mystery and desire that is created when we are given an unknown object.
In 1992, Professor Daniel Howard from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA published a study on the effects and motivations of gift-wrapping. He wrote, “gift wrapping, through repeated pairing with joyous events in people’s lives, has utility in cueing a happy mood which, in turn, positively biases attitudes”. This confirmed his hypothesis that a gift-wrapped item makes the recipient more favourable towards owning a gift.
Our natural environment is both the giver and the gift. But we, the recipients, have to appreciate and conserve it so that it can continue to give us the crucial resources we need to live. To celebrate this fact, here are a few gift-wrapping paper designs created with various elements from our natural environment. They include insects, butterfly chrysalises and flowers – specimens that either flew into Ernest’s home, or that he found in his garden or collected in and around Singapore. They say that to give is to receive, so he hopes these gift-wrappers will positively bias you and your intended recipient’s attitudes towards our natural world.
Jonathan’s “The Kindness Crusader” is inspired by the various courtesy campaigns that have take place in Singapore since the 1980s. It is a pop art remix of Singaporean nostalgia and a tongue in cheek reminder for all of us to work hard and be nice to people, especially during our daily commute or on the road.
Amazing Singapore – It’s a pun on the word “amazing” as the audience has to negotiate a maze to get to Singapore. It’s also designed along the red paper cut celebration theme. Looking at the painting carefully, one can see a slight shadow.
Leo uses the Merlion as the core of this artwork, highlighting Singapore’s national symbol. He includes various sizes and colours of clouds to decorate the Merlion, representing the advancement Singapore has made in the last 50 years. He views Singapore as modern, colourful, dynamic and exciting, with an open and embracing culture that has let people all over the world be a part of our beautiful country.
Shin Young Park
To Shin Young, the most unique and fascinating aspects of Singapore are its multi-cultural and eclectic society: diverse but not divided, busy yet orderly, where the best of both Eastern and Western worlds coexist. Through her prints, she wants to capture these aspects of Singapore in tangling overlaid images which represent diverse ethnicity, culture, and custom, as well as the dynamic and busy lifestyle, over-crowdedness, and the equatorial climate of Singapore.
The Lah Series is inspired by the endearingly quirky Singlish. To Sukeshi, the term “Lah”, which is essentially devoid of any real meaning, is inherently expressive, and quintessentially Singaporean.
William Chua “Xiao Bao”
Singapore, also known as the lion city. This design is specially dedicated to our “fine” city.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.