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Witchmaster General (left) is inspired by the greedy harvesting of palm oil and Temple of Dhoom (right) is inspired by the rapid changing of identity in Asia. The works are screenprinted onto ceramic plates and framed in 17th and 18th-century antique frames respectively.
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Lawler's works currently on show at SPRMRKT cafe have taken on a blue-and-white veneer

Focusing on erosion of local culture, changing identities

BORN in Iran, artist Steve Lawler grew up in Hong Kong and has lived in Singapore since 2003. Couple that with his love for B-grade movies and trash cinema, and it's no wonder that his works are a heady mixture of B movies, Bollywood movie posters and Chinese medicine packaging. "I've always