What if I told you that you could immerse yourself in another realm where the world would be at your fingertips? Literally.
That was how The UrbanWire team felt as we stepped inside Kult Gallery’s latest group exhibition, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Super Mini Thingy”.
Inspired by the small things in life, the gallery has brought together over 25 artists from across the globe to contribute their tiniest masterpieces. From miniature food art to tiny crochet items, prepare to be blown away by the intricate detailing on each carefully-crafted piece.
The exhibition is held at Kult Gallery’s very own studio space, where visitors are free to explore the different sections (or should I say realms) of the exhibition.
There are three different rooms for visitors to explore: the main exhibition space, a side room featuring other exhibits, and an activity room.
The exhibition’s concept is simple yet intriguing: artists from diverse backgrounds come together to showcase their incredible talents through pint-sized art pieces. We were definitely swept away by the whimsical creations!
Here are some of our favourite pieces:
1. Qimmishimmy / @qimmyshimmy
As said by the artist herself, this piece titled “Canned Heads” juxtaposes the mundanity of canned food with the quirky, surrealistic surprises one might find inside these innocuous vessels.
2. TingCorner / @tingcorner
A wave of nostalgia hits when we look at TingCorner’s recreation of an old-school Kopitiam. From the cleanliness grading sign to the branding of the canned drinks, TingCorner nailed every detail we found!
3. Joyru / @joyru_
With a different take on food, Joyru’s vegetable cars are a delight! The three names of the cars are “Peas in a Pod”, “Carrot Car” and “Tomato Tooter”. We were told that Tomato Tooter has been involved in five car accidents, and Carrot Car has been voted the cutest out of the trio.
Every weekend, visitors will have the chance to get their hands on some miniature magic during Kult Gallery’s interactive sessions. Located in the activity room, there’s a station where visitors can create their very own miniature characters to take home!
Kult Gallery has also partnered with several brands, such as foptics, to provide visitors with an elevated experience. The eyewear brand is collaborating with Kult Gallery to provide a self-guided optical eye test along with special discounts for visitors.
Together with witty puns about the exhibition’s miniature-sized figurines, foptics is giving out magnifying glasses so that visitors can examine the minute intricacies of each artwork up close.
This added an element of fun while we explored the exhibition, making us extra determined to uncover hidden details in the artworks that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.
The UrbanWire team also managed to have a chat with two of the exhibitors regarding the inspiration behind their miniature-sized crafts and the process of creating them.
Ms Namrata Suthahar, also known as @onlyfansforart, shared that every dollhouse she has crafted has its own unique backstory.
For the Ikea-inspired dollhouse, she mentioned how she was inspired by the fact that everyone had probably considered Ikea showrooms as their “dream” bedroom or house setting at least once.
Admitting to having thought about that herself, she told us how she wanted to design her own version of an “Ikea Showroom”, eventually inspiring her to create that piece.
We also talked to Ms Ynez, also known as @thesmallmaker, about the inspiration behind her artwork, “Micro Whales in a Miniature Arcade”.
She shared that she has been making such pieces for a while but had never had the opportunity to display them in an exhibit. Hence, she wanted to create something innovative and unique for this exhibition.
Fun fact: Did you know that one mini whale took 3 hours to complete? Ms Ynez also used thread to crochet the whales instead of the usual yarn in order for it to fit the exhibition’s miniature theme!
Beyond the awe-inspiring art pieces, the “Itsy Bitsy” exhibition fosters a sense of community and collaboration. Visitors can look forward to an array of workshops hosted by Kult Gallery and their partners, where they can learn techniques to create their own miniature masterpieces. More details can be found on Kult Gallery’s Instagram page.
With that said, be sure to head down and check out the “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Super Mini Thingy” exhibition for yourself!
Side note: The team over at Kult Gallery advises visitors to bring along their ‘big bucks’ as you may not be able to resist bringing home a tiny masterpiece…
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Super Mini Thingy Exhibition
Date: 21 July 2023 – 6 August 2023
Exhibition hours: 12pm – 8pm
Kult Studio & Gallery
409 Race Course Road #03-01A Singapore 218657