Zul Othman

Zul Othman

Artist, 35

Zul Othman is on a mission. Having founded RSCLS (pronounced “rascals”), a collective that promotes and develops urban art, and taken the local art scene by storm with his bold graffiti, Othman has been integral in helping his discipline achieve an unprecedented level of exposure in Singapore — though it seems it is a continual task. “RSCLS and myself have been busy advocating for the opening up of public spaces for graffiti murals and such,” says Othman, who received the Young Artist Award in 2013 for contributions to the art scene. “Without these spaces, street art will just disappear.” But with frequently held public talks, workshops and mentorship programmes organised by the artist, along with displaying his works in public galleries like the Singapore Art Museum and The Substation, street art in Singapore may have hope yet.