Reintrepreting Pop Culture

September 8, 2017 2017年9月8日
Yantra (II): The Eye of Horrors

Reza Hasni is an illustrator and motion graphics artist from Singapore who creates colorful psychedelic pop art. Bringing together influences ranging from religion and sacred geometry to pop art and emojis, Hasni’s work introduces mystical ideas in a playful, modern-day manner. In true pop art form, the artist shared with us his thoughts on various topics through a curated collection of quotes from TV shows and celebrities.

Reza Hasni是来自新加坡的一名动态图像设计师和插画家,作品多为色彩缤纷的迷幻流行艺术。从宗教到神圣几何学,从流行艺术到表情符号,都是Hasni的创作灵感,他通过作品,以现代、有趣的方式,讲述各种神秘的想法。这位艺术家用名副其实的流行艺术形式,用一系列引言,转述他自己关于不同话题的想法。

The Wheel of Internet
Yantra (III): Peace

On Artistry

“I never cared so much about making perfect sense. I wanted to make perfect nonsense. I wanted to tell jokes, but I didn’t give a fuck about the punchline.”
– Harmony Korine

“Real artists have day jobs.” – Sara Benincasa

“You have to think anyway, so why not think big?” – Donald J. Trump


“我从来没有特别想要讲有意义的话。我只想说完美的废话。我想说笑话,但我又不会特意去想什么笑点。”—— 哈莫尼·科里恩(Harmony Korine)

“真正的艺术家都会有一份全职工作。”——Sara Benincasa

“反正你得思考,为何不想得远大点?” ——唐纳德·特朗普(Donald J. Trump)

Egg of Life

On Inspiration

“Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. I choose to see the beauty. To believe there is an order to our days. A purpose.” – Dolores Abernathy from Westworld



——朵洛莉丝·埃布尔纳西(Dolores Abernathy),《西部世界》(Westworld)

Guardian Illusion
Yantra (IV): Guardian

On Culture

“I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.” – Kanye West



——坎耶·韦斯特(Kanye West)

Ikaros: Puro Sonido (Pure Sound)
Series 02: Sushumna

On Religion

“Is that what God does? He helps? Tell me, why didn’t God help my innocent friend who died for no reason while the guilty ran free? Okay. Fine. Forget the one offs. How about the countless wars declared in his name? Okay. Fine. Let’s skip the random, meaningless murder for a second, shall we? How about the racist, sexist, phobia soup we’ve all been drowning in because of him? And I’m not just talking about Jesus. I’m talking about all organized religion. Exclusive groups created to manage control. A dealer getting people hooked on the drug of hope. His followers, nothing but addicts who want their hit of bullshit to keep their dopamine of ignorance. Addicts. Afraid to believe the truth. That there’s no order. There’s no power. That all religions are just metastasizing mind worms, meant to divide us so it’s easier to rule us by the charlatans that wanna run us. All we are to them are paying fanboys of their poorly-written sci-fi franchise. If I don’t listen to my imaginary friend, why the fuck should I listen to yours? People think their worship’s some key to happiness. That’s just how he owns you. Even I’m not crazy enough to believe that distortion of reality. So fuck God. He’s not a good enough scapegoat for me.” – Elliot Alderson from Mr. Robot



—— 艾略特·奥尔德森(Elliot Alderson) ,《黑客军团》(Mr. Robot)

Thangka: The Wheel of Life
Thangka: Meta Suta – Imaginary Quest

On the Future

“Who knows? It’s like asking where’s Waldo.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“The Force will be with you. Always.” – Obi Wan Kenobi


“谁知道呢,这就像是在问‘瓦尔多在哪儿’(Where’s Waldo?)的感觉。”—— 杰瑞·宋飞(Jerry Seinfeld)(《Where’s Waldo?》是一个美国知名的在线游戏,玩家须在茫茫动画人海中找到主人公“瓦尔多”)

“原力将与你同在……一直都会。” ——欧比旺·肯诺比,电影《星球大战》(Star Wars)

Yantra (V): Durga (Harmony & Balance)

Instagram: @reza.hasni


供稿人: George Zhi Zhao



供稿人: George Zhi Zhao