Soh Ee Shaun (b. 1980) is a Singaporean artist and illustrator. Since 2005, Eeshaun has created artworks and illustrations for Adidas, Nike, The Discovery Channel, Disney, Facebook, Herman Miller and Lacoste. Eeshaun is a Asian Kinetic Artist for Tiger Translate, and was featured in 20/20 BASE, an exhibition celebrating 20 of Singapore's most creative talents at the 2007 Singapore Design Festival. In 2008, he was commissioned with FARM by the Design Singapore Council as curatorial leads for the 11th Venice Architectural Biennale Singapore Pavilion. His largest public art installation, ‘Move!’, was commissioned by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore for the Bishan Circle Line station in 2009. Eeshaun was a finalist for the 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and was officially selected to present Scribbledribblequibble, a site-specific interactive installation at i Light Marina Bay Singapore in 2014.
Eeshaun’s drawings and paintings explore non-linear, spontaneous and open-ended narratives that express the subconscious mind - as a reaction to the regularity and austerity of Singapore society. Often unplanned, his abstract, non-conceptual paintings 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.
Bachelors in Communication studies (2nd Upp Honours)
Majoring in Public and Promotional Communication
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Roy H. Park School of Communications
Ithaca College, NY
Academic Staff, School of Technology for the Arts, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Module Chair for Sequential and Motion Design (Diploma in Design for Interactivity).
Module focuses on user interface design, sketching and wireframing for screen based applications and web, leveraging on Adobe Flash Catalyst and Muse software for development. I have also taught modules on drawing, fundamentals of art and graphic design. Software proficiency: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Freehand.
Nerf Creative. Singapore.
Nickelodeon Asia, Singapore.
EXHIBITIONS + PROJECTS:
Scribbledribblequibble. i Light Marina Bay Festival Singapore.
Guest speaker, i Light Symposium. URA Centre
Guest Speaker, PechaKucha Night Singapore. Home Club.
OH! Marina Bay 2013: The Happiness Index. Installation at Google Singapore.
Campaign City: Life in Posters. National Library Singapore.
Read Carefully Exhibition. Flock Cafe. Curated by Kult.
Moongrazing, Singapore Night Festival.
Hilltop Hijinx 2 @ The Green Door. Sideshow.sg
Kingbrown Launch. Kult Gallery.
100 Friends. 100 Artists. 100 Songs. TCC gallery.
The Smoke-Filled Room. Aliwal Arts Centre.
2012 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)
Chasing Dreams: The Remaking of Tiong Bahru. Orange Thimble Cafe (Singapore)
Chairity Exhibition. Red Dot Design Museum Singapore
Lacoste Live! Store installation. Orchard Cineleisure, Singapore
Herman Miller x Saturday in Design. XTRA Singapore
Hell Lotus Art Show. SUP Clothing Singapore
We Are Not Aimless. Manila Contemporary, Valentine Willie Fine Arts (Philippines)
Synaesthesia. The Substation (Singapore). Curated by Ceriph.
Face Off: The Raw Art Singapore Project. Old School (Singapore)
Idolism. OIC group show @ The Curious Teepee (Singapore).
Watch This Space! Installation @ Marina Barrage with Michael Tan, Okto Channel (Singapore)
House of Incest. Post-Museum. Curated by Grapheme Zine Lab. (Singapore)
Illustration for Sky Art Gallery. Mount Faber Cable Car (Singapore)
Single Channel Video Installation, Shapeshifters 3. Zirca (Singapore)
Browsing Copy Series 2. Curated by Roy Poh. (Singapore)
'Too Many Things on my Mind'. Group show. Mulan Gallery Opening. (Singapore)
Poster Illustration for Facebook Singapore launch. (Singapore)
Tiger Translate Metropolis. (Beijing)
Album art illustration for It's Monday We're Alive. (Singapore)
Animax Manga and Anime Exhibition, Japan Creative Centre (Singapore)
Campaign City: Life in Posters. Evil Empire. (Singapore)
Transmission Experience, Video installation and painting, Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore)
Esplanade Bite Size Talk 'Pop Illustration', Guest Speaker, Esplanade (Singapore)
National Day Tote Bag Design, Illustration. Curator: FARM (Singapore)
First Light, Lightbox Installation, Singapore Flyer. Curator: The Arts House (Singapore)
The Art and Science of Shopping, Group show, ION Gallery, ION Orchard. (Singapore)
Imprints, Video installation, Red Dot Design Museum. Curator: National Heritage Board and SCYA. (Singapore)
Crowbars 2010, Jury, Design category. (Singapore)
The Art of Illustrating Nonsense, Guest Speaker, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, SCYA (Singapore)
Anything Also Anyhow. Solo art exhibition. ActuallyActually. (Singapore)
Pushin' On 4th Anniversary, Live mural painting, Blu Jaz Cafe. (Singapore)
Personal Circles Exhibition. OOO X Itohen Books Café Gallery. (Osaka, Japan)
Adidas 60 Years of Soles and Stripes. Artwork. Timberlux warehouse (Singapore)
A6 Creative Sinergy. Postcard artwork, collaboration with Stephanie Hosmer. (London Design Festival)
Unidentified Lighting Objects, U.L.O. x IKEA. Lighting design exhibition. Curator: Whenlightswork. (Singapore)
‘Move!’ Bishan Circle Line artwalls. Commissioned artwork. Client: Land Transport Authority. (Singapore)
Health Promotion Board Binge Drinking campaign. Commissioned illustration. Agency: Kult
Zookimono, illustrations for French vinyl skin company (France)
Maxis Telco, Iillustration for TVC. Animation by Directors Thinktank. Agency: Ogilvy and Mather (Malaysia)
A Nice Set DJ slipmat exhibition. (Singapore, Shanghai)
Hypercolor. Art exhibition at Loft (Singapore)
HP ‘Touch The Future Now’ campaign. Commissioned artist. Animated video wall at Vivocity. Agency: Publicis
Marley Magpie and the Search for the Shiniest Object. Book illustration. Agency: Trine Design Associates.
OIC 3rd anniversary art exhibition, Asylum. (Singapore)
‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ The Substation Gallery (Singapore Design Festival)
Tiger Translate Office mural. Commissioned artwork. Client: Asia Pacific Breweries.
Esplanade-UOB Baybeats Community Project. Guest speaker. Workshop for Very Special Arts.
The Ark Project by DGHP. Illustration for book. Publisher: IDN. (Argentina)
Singapore Supergarden, 11th Venice Architectural Biennale, Curatorial Team. (Venice)
Yakult Ad Campaign, illustration and design. Agency: Hakuhodo (Indonesia)
Adiartist, Solo show at adidas Originals boutique, Pacific Plaza (Singapore)
Lightz Out, Painting, Group Show with Steve Chua and Betty Susiarjo, Esplanade Tunnel (Singapore)
Le Monde Est Nous 06, Pixelmunky in Gardensilly, Night+Day Bar Gallery (Singapore)
20/20 BASE, Featured designer, Singapore Design Festival 2008 (Singapore)
Art with a Heart, Little Miisty’s Dream, llustration for Mural, Social Innovation Park, Vivocity (Singapore)
Motorola Recycled Bag, illustration and design. (Singapore)
Tiger Translate ‘RISE’ Exhibition, DesignMai, Asia Pacific Breweries. (Singapore - Mitte, Berlin)
FL.ag Launch Party x Tiger Translate, Blu Jaz Café. (Singapore)
Nike Windrunner x Bearbrick launch, Selected Nike stores. (Singapore)
Gimmeshelter Traveling Art Exhibition (New York)
STAMP, Commissioned Postbox Public Art. Curator/agency/client: FARM (Singapore)
Classical meets Media, Interactive animation, NUS Mixed Reality Labs. (Singapore)
Trexi Series 3, Heibaiwuchang art toy, Play imaginative. (Singapore)
100 Chairs, Painting, National Youth Council (Singapore)
Rojak 10, Speaker and presentation. FARM. (Singapore)
Tagger store launch, Bag customization. Vivocity. (Singapore)
Onedotzero.sg: Adventures in moving image, Artwork and Installation. (Singapore)
Nicholas Spring/Summer launch, Illustration, design and animation. Singapore Fashion Festival (Singapore)
Vinyl Pulse flyers & stickers, illustration, San Diego Comic Conference (USA)
Rhodia No. 12 Exhibition, Flipbook animation, Books Actually.(Singapore, Hongkong)
Streetplan, Art Exhibition, Collaboration with Electro Lychee (Manila, Philippines) Der Arch Art Exhibition (Bandung, Indonesia)
Zouk Fresh Hip Hop Party, Artist. (Singapore)
Majulah Stickapura, Illustrations, Project 1819 Supermovement (Tokyo)
Traffik Spiky, paper sculpture x Shin Tanaka (Japan)
Love Machine, paper sculpture, x Sharim Gubbels (Holland)
School of Technology for the Arts, Clubsta interactive animation, Republic Polytechnic (Singapore)
MAAD Sunday, Paintings and drawings, Red Dot Design Museum (Singapore)
Essence of Rabbit, Illustration, Pictoplasma (Germany)
Back and Forth, Drawing collaboration with Sexliesandfairytales.net (UK)
Local Designers’ Show, Speaker and Presentation, IDN Design Edge Conference (Singapore)
Localbrand T-shirt launch, Singapore Fashion Awards (Singapore)
Streettease, Bugis Junction. Taxi Design Network Creative Alliance, (Singapore)
FEATURED PUBLICATIONS + MEDIA:
Art & Design magazine, China
Creative Review, UK
Project Smitten, Singapore
Faces magazine, Malaysia
1626 Magazine, Shanghai
Home and Decor, Singapore
Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore
Digital Life, Straits Times, Singapore
Lush 99.5 FM
I-S Magazine, Singapore
FL.ag Magazine, Singapore
The Design Society Journal, Singapore
The Ark Book, Argentina
The Straits Times, Singapore
World of Watches, Singapore
Pioneer Magazine, Singapore