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LIN WENXIN

CHINA

Duyanaizi is based in Chongqing, who is well known for protean artistic style and unique design elements such as Goth, Ancient fairy tale, Rock and Skeleton. With great passion to illustration and art creation, he always integrates his works with Chinese elements and music, skateboarding culture.

Inspired by Japan ukiyoe and skate culture of US. west coast, he named his art style as ‘Evilcook’. Mysterious dark elements are preferred by Duyanaizi, his artwork illustrates the fusion of Chinese and western culture.

Duyanaizi is based in Chongqing, who is well known for protean artistic style and unique design elements such as Goth, Ancient fairy tale, Rock and Skeleton. With great passion to illustration and art creation, he always integrates his works with Chinese elements and music, skateboarding culture.

Inspired by Japan ukiyoe and skate culture of US. west coast, he named his art style as ‘Evilcook’. Mysterious dark elements are preferred by Duyanaizi, his artwork illustrates the fusion of Chinese and western culture.

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ORIGINAL PUNK

KOREA

Original Punk, also commonly known as OP, is an illustrator whose work is inspired by the American skateboarding since between the 70s and 80s. He also draws influence from a plethora of music, ranging from bands like Strung Out, Terror, Suicidal Tendencies, Rise Against, Rufio and more. The majority of his artwork is based on extreme sports such as skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding and is often paired with radical and violent imagery.

OP specializes in using a paintbrush for his live art creation and has since worked closely with international labels like Vans Korea and Monster Energy. Till date, OP has been actively involved in various domestic and international projects that include customer art, murals, live paintings and graphic creation. His favorite artists include Jim Phillips. Robert Williams, Yamaguchi Akira, Jeong -Ki Kim and Ho Chul Choi.

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START FROM ZERO

HONG KONG

Start From Zero (SFZ), not just a name, but also a slogan that represents the D.I.Y. and creative approach rooted at the core of the movement, creating something from nothing, quite literally starting from zero. In 2005 ‘Start from Zero’ began spreading its message through mixed media art with stickers/stencils and wheat pasting with visibility that extends beyond the boarders of Hong Kong, Start From Zero’s work can also be found throughout the urban areas of Macau and Taiwan.

Founder, Dom shifted gears in 2014, applying his focus to woodworking, building furniture, custom one-off pieces, and in-store displays all utilizing the iconic stencil collage motif stained onto the wooden pieces.

Over a decade later, ‘Start From Zero’ still holds true to its creative mission, hosting regular woodworking workshops for all ages and skill levels and enabling creative expression in Hong Kong.

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SABOTAGE

SINGAPORE

Ong and Sue-Anne Lim are Mr and Mrs Sabotage – the dynamic husband-and-wife team behind SBTG. With an amalga-mation of influences, SBTG’s works is a bricolage of punk rock, skateboarding, 80s America, military motifs. SBTG’s artistic practice is one infused with moral courage; living by the punk and skateboarding tenet of having the freedom to be what they want, they pursued a path in visual arts independently, relying on discipline, hard work, and DIY entrepreneurialism.

Mark and Sue-Anne together conduct DIY workshops in Singapore and abroad, such as Paris and South Africa. This commitment to a community of would-be DIY dedicatees is done in the hopes of empowering them with the freedom to create. With their self-taught background, they are enthusiastic to share their accumulated knowledge in the spirit of the DIY ethic.

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FRITILLDEA

MALAYSIA

Fritilldea, is a summation of the phrase, "FRIends TILL DEAth" which is basically how he feels about the friendships he’s cultivated through his art. Fritilldea holds true to the love of making friends and most likely having those friendships till the end of his life. Fritilldea’s first foray into drawing was his childhood, growing up in the 80s where video games and cartoons on TV were the main source of his creativity; he still draws his inspiration from watching cartoons up to this day. In the 90s, he fell in love with graphic novels and comics; Fritilldea is largely connected and inspired by his surroundings.

Fritilldea dived into street art and used to stencil drawings around KL city under the moniker "Box Head" in his twenties. He then began to grow a love for murals ‘because I could obtain certain strokes and have more details into my work at a larger scale with the help of brushes and acrylics.’ Most of my works tend to be black and white, its largely due to the fact that I feel like it has more depth and its a lot more neater as opposed to colored works.

Fritilldea’s biggest achievement to date was his mural at the National Art Gallery; ‘I received great feedback, I felt my art really had an effect on people’

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VARSHA NAIR

INDIA

An artist duo that customizes anything and everything; hence the name ‘Varsha Nair’ meaning ’whatever’. Varsha Nair was graduated from the world renowned art Institution (JJ School Of Art) were born artists, nurtured by the formal training they have received from the JJ school of Art.

Varsha Nair is all about customization, therefore the work differs from project to project although many pieces utilize realistic graphic Illustrations from pen, ink, water color, acrylic paints; the most popular being the pen doodles and acrylic on shoes.

 

For Varsha Nair there isn't just one source of inspiration. Both find inspiration in current news affairs, the trending colors from the Saree store to the best players from the school football match. She never step out of the house without a sketchbook and a black marker.

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