© China Heights / Rad Dan

Although all geared up for full recreation, there’s a raw and cheeky side to The Slow, and it’s one that blatantly fosters urban culture. Situated on the boutique hotel’s premises, Room 13 is very much a tropical island showcase of cultural expression usually found in bustling metropolitan areas, pairing full-on leisure with a hint of urban excitement. Well, at least to the initiated. The exhibition space closely collaborates with China Heights, an art gallery in Sydney which represents a lengthy list of cool artists, and the next creative to be featured is Rad Dan a.k.a. Daniel Watkins. The Australian artist is a true multitasker, but has arguably become best-known for his masterful mash-ups of 1970s cartoon figures and Warhol-inspired elements with colour, and exemplary work will be put on display at Room 13. Entitled Preservative, the show comprises of pieces that bed a footprint on a neo-expressionist view of celebratory self-destruction, and which is rivalled with a justification to reward. Indeed, plenty of dark human traits, all captured by Watkins’ seemingly whimsical iconography. Opening on Sat – Jan 26 (7PM), the party will be spiced up by a DJ set by Radio Rahill from New York City-based band Habibi. Location: The Slow, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong 97 (Canggu).

© China Heights / Rad Dan