Singapore, December 2021 — Void Deck will be officially opening its doors to invited guests for the first time on December 28, 2021, at 425 Race Course Road. This new arts & cultural space was created for art-loving people to interact — sparking conversations and connections!

Void Deck’s First Showcase

Void Deck's first showcase will feature the works of Jahan Loh, an institutional pop artist originating from Singapore whose designs have adorned all kinds of collectibles from G-Shock watches to Vans skateboarding shoes.

BE@RBRICK Collectible Toys – God of Wealth

BE@RBRICKs are amongst the world’s most collectible toys, with examples commanding as much as over USD 150,000.00 (approx. SGD 200,000.00) at auction. The BE@RBRICK brand has been around since 2001 and over the years has partnered popular artists and global brands – ranging from KAWS and Yue Minjun to Nike and Comme des Garçons, to produce their own limited-edition versions of the toy, many of which have since soared in value on the secondary market. These collectibles are usually extremely difficult to obtain from official releases or drops, and when they subsequently appear on the secondary market, they are then offered at marked up prices – and often sold at multiples of their original prices.

In conjunction with its official launch and its first showcase, Void Deck will offer rare BE@RBRICK collectible toys designed by Loh in collaboration with ACU, via a raffle, on its web store. The collectible, titled God of Wealth, is available in red this very time. Collected by international celebrities from Jay Chou to JJ Lin, this sought-after piece features the traditional Chinese idiom 招財進寶, “ushering in wealth and prosperity” on the chest of the BE@RBRICK. The artist’s signature is also imprinted on the piece.

The God of Wealth BE@RBRICK collectible will be available in three sizes. The smallest ones are 70mm tall and are known as 100% BE@RBRICKs in relation to their size on the BE@RBRICK size chart. The larger sizes are 280mm tall (400% BE@RBRICKs) and 700mm tall (1000% BE@RBRICKs). And bona fide collectors generally prefer acquiring 400% and 1000% BE@RBRICKs.

Wealth, Health & Prosperity Prize winners of the raffle will each have a golden opportunity to purchase a 1000% God of Wealth BE@RBRICK at a very special price of SGD 3,888.00. This very much sought-after BE@RBRICK has transacted for more than CNY 50,000.00 (approx. SGD 10,700.00) on the secondary market.

A set of the 400% + 100% God of Wealth BE@RBRICKs will also be made available at SGD 488.00 to each Treasure Prize winner of the raffle. This rare and likeable BE@RBRICK has transacted for more than CNY 11,000.00 (approx. SGD 2,300.00) on the secondary market.

Drop of the Prosperity Prints Happening on the Void Deck Web Store on December 28, 2021, at 5:30pm Sharp, Singapore Time

Void Deck’s web store will begin offering the Prosperity prints on December 28, 2021, at 5:30pm, Singapore time. Before the participation deadline of the raffle, for every Prosperity print purchased through the Void Deck’s web store, the buyer would be given the option to participate in one of two raffles for a chance to win a prize. The more prints bought, the higher the chances to win one of the prizes. The prizes are opportunities to buy these BE@RBRICKs from Void Deck.

Open-edition prints are available at a very accessible SGD 188.00 (stretched and framed) and the limited-edition prints (run of 88) will be on offer at SGD 388.00 (stretched but unframed). The run of the open-edition prints is of a moderate quantity and will only be available while stocks last. The limited-edition prints are of a premium-grade print and come stretched without a frame.

The raffle will close on January 15, 2022, at 12:00pm, Singapore time. Winners will be notified on January 16, 2022, with accompanying details on how to complete the purchase of respective BE@RBRICKs.

The Co-Founders of Void Deck

Void Deck is co-founded by Jazz Li, Cheo Ming Shen and Jahan Loh

CHEO Ming Shen (left), Jazz LI (center), and Jahan LOH (right) at Void Deck @ Race Course Road, Singapore

Jazz LI

Jazz Li is a successful cultural entrepreneur with an overriding interest in how art, culture, and mass media can better interact. He founded Enviseam as his vehicle to help bring art to a wider, more inclusive public by serving as the global platform for artists, entertainers, and key opinion leaders, from across disciplines and industries to come together to reach and influence cultural consumers by sharing their stories and encouraging others to write their own.

Jazz frequently takes the road less travelled, enjoying his role as a contrarian and a challenger of convention – a trait he was born with and which manifested early and is perhaps more easily understood when we note his computer engineering background and ongoing love of computer code hacking!

Today, Jazz’s unique worldview – combining the logical engineering lens and deeply intuitive artistic sensibility enables him to bring together seemingly disparate concepts to connect the worlds of art and entertainment.

Jazz shares that Void Deck is a base for him to promote awesome, cool, and relatable art to the public by way of limited-edition prints and highly sort-after art collectibles. He emphasizes that Void Deck is not a traditional art dealership. “This is going to be THE IT place for international celebrities and artists to chill out and it will also serve as a portal for all kinds of people to access the coolest stuff by the world’s best artists – it is inclusive but exclusive. I feel that the great cities of today can use more relatable art spaces that celebrate unpretentious art – we are bringing everyone into the world of art – our world is of art, and we are all works of art.”

CHEO Ming Shen

Ming is a serial entrepreneur. In 2006, he co-founded regional social media company, Netccentric, a pioneer in social media influencer marketing, and in 2015, led it as CEO through a listing on the Australian Stock Exchange. After exiting in 2020, he took on a more active role as a private investor into regional startups. He is currently the CEO of Vemimo Group, a fast fashion e-commerce multi label company and parent of Our Second Nature. He is also an avid art collector of contemporary art.

Jahan LOH

Singaporean contemporary artist Jahan Loh forayed into street art in the early '90s.

Credited as the originator of Chinese wild style, Jahan’s works are exhibited internationally, collected by superstars, high net-worth individuals and international institutions including Mandopop legends Jay Chou and JJ Lin, among others.

His works were selected by the Andy Warhol foundation to be showcased at 15 Minutes Eternal, at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum. The National Museum of Singapore presented his installation Intergalactic Dreams as its centrepiece.

Jahan has collaborated extensively with established brands. Over the last three years, his Medicom Be@rbrick collaborations with Chinese streetwear brand ACU have sold out in mere minutes, setting unprecedented records in the secondary market.

The Glenrothes for the Official Launch of Void Deck

Void Deck is also delighted to be supported by The Edrington Group with the provision of whisky for the official launch of Void Deck, including the private preview and inauguration. Void Deck’s guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the award-winning Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, The Glenrothes, as they wind down, hang out, and figure out what the hype about art and culture is all about.

Quietly and without compromise, The Glenrothes has been producing some of Speyside's finest single malt for more than a century. What began in 1879 continues in much the same way to this day: the making of a true and honest, finely crafted single malt. A whisky made with integrity, authenticity and, above all, with expert craft.

About Void Deck

Void Deck is a transdisciplinary content collaborator that specializes in elevating the art experience in Singapore and Southeast Asia through multi-channel partnerships with brands, artists, and communities.

The public may visit Void Deck starting from Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 12:00pm. The Void Deck art space is open Thursdays to Mondays (including public holidays).

For visitors to have a more engaging experience, it is highly recommended to make an appointment beforehand.

During regular hours, there could be a significant queue waiting to enter the art space. The art space might not be able to accommodate walk-in customers between the times of 3:00pm to 8:00pm, as this period is reserved for appointments.

For more information, please visit @void__deck on Instagram or our website at void-deck.com. Do feel free to reach out to press@void-deck.com or +65 8233 2633 (Daphne) / +65 9299 7830 (Zoelle) should you have any questions.

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