singapore: k+ mondo

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little boy wonder. we're talking mondo okumura, an 11-year old from fukuoka with a penchant for drawing, and we mean excellent drawing. a true prodigy, little mondo started drawing portraits at the age of three, inspired by the extensive record collection of his musician dad. while not formally trained, he has developed his own inimitable style over the years. a keen observer, mondo's drawings capture the essence of his subjects with verve and style using just humble black markers with an occasional splash of colour. it's hardly surprising that he's already had a few noteworthy accomplishments, including stints as a magazine cover designer + illustrator, he’s published a book, and his blog gets as many as 40,000 hits a day. the newly opened k+ gallery in singapore currently hosts an exhibition of mondo's many portraits and other drawings. just for k+ gallery, the japanese talent has drawn a series of personalities and things unique to singapore in celebration of sg50, the country's 50th anniversary [on through apr 12]. mind you, mondo will drop by the gallery on mar 28-29 [2pm-6pm] allowing visitors to see him draw live. location: scotts square, 6 scotts road, unit 03-14/15 [orchard west].

© k+ / mondo okumura - dick lee and marina bay sands