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Eugene Soh a.k.a. DUDE (b. 1987) is a computer programmer who accidentally became an artist when his photographic piece, contextualizing Da Vinci’s Last Supper in a local hawker centre setting, surfaced on social media in 2012. That discovery, with its tongue-in-cheek commentary on contemporary life in Singapore, catapulted him into the art world.
He has since been a full-time artist who codes really well.
Written in Abacus Capital Calendar 2015: Eugene “The Dude” Soh is one of the top photographic artists in Singapore and has earned a well-deserved reputation for delivering humorous yet thought-provoking messages that narrate contemporary life and social issues in the modern day city state.
Eugene’s work is inherently humanistic, and his empathy for the common man, his challenges and foibles, resonates with his audience. Eugene’s parodies of living conditions in Singapore are both a tongue-in-cheek commentary on contemporary life and a raw exposé of the struggles facing people of all ages in the Lion city. Like Woody Allen, Eugene frequently appears in his own works, alongside friends, various relatives and the occasional by stander – delivering dead-pan satire while implying a deeper underlying message.
According to Art Consultant Audrey Phng, “Eugene Soh, or rather, the DUDE.SG – the art world moniker he has bequeathed on himself, is a force to be reckoned with. Under that seemingly docile and somewhat quirky demeanor lays a spark of brewing genius and bubbling eccentricity that underlines the making of a great artist”.