artist collections series
Spotlighting the works of a few of our favourite artists from across the globe.
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Niels De Jong
The heterogeneous geometric creations of Niels de Jong open portals into exciting new lands of adventure, full of boundless possibilities and the potential for self-discovery. It is by way of creative explorations and associations that de Jong reveals facets of his own narratives, all the while allowing us the freedom to unravel our own; to make each texture, pattern, colour combination or motif a trigger for personal memories or experiences to open doors in our imaginations, or to provide a spark which may kindle brand new escapades into the unknown.
Toronto, ON, Canada
Avril Wu is a Malaysian-born artist and illustrator based in Toronto. She is a muralist, painter and digital collage artist. Avril's work is heavily influenced by her travels, often depicting fictional characters, architecture and natural elements. Her colourful work playfully explores concepts revolving around human psychology, behaviour and culture. Her creations blend abstract styles and elements of surrealism with traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean influence.
STOKE ON TRENT, UK
Famous When Dead
I am Famous When Dead, creator of strange and intriguing artworks. I was born in the industrial town of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England. My artworks are heavily influenced by popular culture, past and present and I am constantly on the look out for fresh ideas. There are no obvious themes in my work, although the reoccurring subjects of fragile celebrity and fallen idols are noticeable in recent works.
Quentin Celeste is a 30-year-old French freelance illustrator and Art director. He studied art and animation for 5 years in France, then worked in animation, mapping, and illustration, in Canada and Australia. He is also a mural artist (his most recent piece is on the Bondi Beach wall in Sydney). Recently, his illustrations have appeared in the book "Roller Derby / Girl Gang: An Art Anthology". His work is all about glam rock, underground culture, psychedelism, and 70's aesthetics. Influenced by the crazy characters he has met on his travels, the bands he's obsessed with (Velvet Underground, the Doors, David bowie, The Cramps), and old movies about rock'n'roll and teenage life (including many films by Gregg Araki). He is now working on self-publishing a booklet of illustrations, and doing some animations.