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Art:tech

Processed with VSCOcam with 1 presetArt:tech is a self-taught artist, illustrator, designer and drummer from Kuala Lumpur. Steam-punk, weird characters and the aesthetics of cultures and religions are manifest in his artworks, in which he combines traditional drawing, illustrations and digital graphics.

Through his works, he tries to express and combine the things he sees, the things he feels, things he remembers and the things he’s learned. The ideas come spontaneously, combining everything he experiences, sub-consciously creating images that later get projected through his drawings. Rarely does he come up with any concept sketches before drawing the final piece. Much of Art:tech’s work is basically first-hand and spontaneous.

He sees his artworks being similar to the dreams we have while sleeping. It’s a mixture of what we’ve seen and experienced in life, to which he adds his own imagination. It’s very spontaneous and unexpected. Just like how we dream, we know not what will appear. Sometimes, dreams can be crazy and we don’t even know what they mean. Somewhat similar are his artworks. He doesn’t plan what he’s going to draw next. He loves to let people figure out the meaning of his works from their own point of view; just like how we try to figure out the meaning of our own dreams.

Group Exhibitions

2014

  • Dark Light & Deconstruct, Artemis Art, Kuala Lumpur (two-man show with Skinner)
  • Rantai Art Festival, MIA Red Bungalow, Kuala Lumpur

2013

  • 50 Shades of Malaysia, M50 Selamat Hari Malaysia project, Publika, Kuala Lumpur (with Artemis Art)
  • Art of Speed, Kuala Lumpur

2012

  • Disney’s Mickey Mouse Through The Years exhibition, Kuala Lumpur
  • Art Takes Times Square, Digital Exhibition, New York
  • Hell Lotus, Singapore

2011

  • Akar Kukubesi, Galeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam
  • Kuala Lumpur Design Week ’11, Publika, Kuala Lumpur
  • STGCC (Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention), Singapore

2010

  • Kuala Lumpur Design Week ’10, Publika, Kuala Lumpur
  • STGCC (Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention), Singapore
  • Insight Exhibition, Tokyo & Shizuoka, Japan
  • Malaysian International Toys Fair, Mid Valley Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
  • Art & Design Alliance Malaysia launch, Kuala Lumpur

2009

  • Kuala Lumpur Design Week ’09, Capital Square, Kuala Lumpur
  • Rantai Art Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur
  • STGCC (Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention), Singapore

2008

  • Rantai Revelation exhibition, Kuala Lumpur
  • Celcom U.O.X Play, Kuala Lumpur
  • Urbanscapes, Kuala Lumpur
  • Kecik Kecik 2 group exhibition, They Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
  • Nike X Bearbrick group exhibition, Zouk, Kuala Lumpur

2007

  • Kecik Kecik group exhibition, They Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
  • 777X, Galeriizzu, Central Market Annexe, Kuala Lumpur
  • Rantai Art Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur
  • Pipit Art Community Anniversary, Kuala Lumpur
  • British Council’s Love & Money Design Showcase, Kuala Lumpur

 

Features & Mentions

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