One of our friends from the visiting Taiwan team who will be at the IAF Artists Market!
About Shih-Fen Lin:
Shih-Fen Lin was born in Taiwan. He loved painting and drawing while he was a little boy. Though he got his bachelor’s degree in medical school, he can’t forget his dream to be an artist. Therefore, he went to San Francisco and studied illustration in Academy of Art University. Now Shih-Fen Lin is a freelance illustrator in Taipei.
See more his work here : http://shihfenlin.daportfolio.com/ ( FB: Shih-Fen Illustration )
Ruffgaws was first featured in our zine event in 2016. We like the strange surreal characters and settings in her work.
Ruffgaws is an occasional illustrator of the odd and curious. Largely affected by her father’s death, she enjoys exploring morbid themes of death, disturbances and the defaced. She couples each illustration with a short poem or narrative. Look out for recurring elements in her drawings such as naked bodies wearing face masks and reflections in mirrors – these are her take on a society that 爱面子 (‘loves face’, also mean prideful). To her, illustrating is a personal process and every piece is part of something that has affected her enough to be made tangible. Her latest series delve into the topic unwanted babies and how animals are sometimes more human than we are.
See more here https://ruffgaws.wordpress.com/
Adeline paints amazing intricate flower-like creatures! How anyone can make so much art with so little time ( painstakingly by hand -no shortcuts! ) that alone is totally mindblowing, not taking into account how detailed and beautiful her art is!
There is a nice interview about her here – IAF2016- interview with Adeline Tan
Adeline Tan aka mightyellow is an illustrator and visual artist based in Singapore. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and popular culture, her works are often a juxtaposition of elements pulled from personal experiences and past memories. Having worked in advertising, branding and tech before becoming a full-time illustrator, her clients include Facebook, Adidas, and Uniqlo. She is currently represented by Mulan Gallery, Singapore.
You can see more of her work here: http://www.mightyellow.com/ ( ig: @yell0w )
We are inspired and amazed by the progress made in a few short years by this team of four energetic young friends from the TYC! Happy to announce that TYC will be giving a special talk at the festival – cheekily titled “Roasted Chicken Platter with Extra Barbecue Pork and Roasted Duck on the Side”!
This talk is FREE! FREE ADMISSION! Free seating and first come first served.
No drinks and meats will be served during or after this session!!
“Roasted Chicken Platter with Extra Barbecue Pork and Roasted Duck on the Side”
Venue: F201, Lasalle / McNally Campus
Time: 12 to 1pm , Sunday 13th August 2017 ( info updated 08/08/2017 )
Despite having only been in the industry for a short span of 3 years, Tell Your Children has gone on to provide visual solutions for high profile clients both local and overseas alike.
This is a casual dialogue on their journey thus far and the perils that awaits one when attempting to step out of their comfort zone, while balancing a constant need for reinvention of ones philosophies, maturity and artistic abilities in the process.
TYC Studios, or more commonly known as Tell Your Children, is an illustration collective started in 2014 consisting currently of 4 creatives.
Highly sought after for their eclectic style of illustration, TYC has worked with a variety of international brands such as Vans, Levis and Uniqlo.
Seeking an expansion of creative work across the globe, the group takes constant trips out of Singapore and has worked on various mural projects in New York, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
See more of their work here: http://www.tycstudios.com/
Another great illustrator and Lasalle alumni we encountered! Thanks to Ning Chen for introducing!
I find my work gravitate towards a dream-like aesthetic with influences from science, culture and surrealism, like a sub-conscious dialogue of a world in parallel where the rules no longer apply.
Drawing and painting has helped me discover an enthusiasm to life and it is my personal belief that people are inherently happier when they create, as part of this initiative I have launched a series of developmental workshops which serves as an inclusive space for beginners and enthusiast alike to share a common love for the Arts.
See more work by him at: www.amien.co (Instagram: @amiencreatives )
All we can say is that Ning Chen is amazing with 2 of the best jobs in the world – making delicious ice cream by day and illustrator of colourful crazy yummy things at night!
Ning is a full time chef , part- time illustrator, with an obsession with cats & Kewpie mayonnaise. As a chef she works with food everyday, so her illustrations are largely based on food and the ingredients she works with. Drawing to Ning is a perfect way to relief stress, I guess its because she usually draws happy things!
See more of Ning’s work here: sesameseedcat.tumblr.com
Yikchun started out freelancing in design and illustration before starting his National Service afew years ago. We have seen how he has grown in his drawing style and taste. What caught our eye was Yikchun’s his eye for interesting shapes and form. Looking forward to more from this guy!
Yikchun, or Chun, is a junior art director by day, illustrator by night. His biggest inspirations are Yohji Yamamoto and Kurt Vonnegut. He shaved his head because of This Is England but now looks more like a monk’s apprentice. Chun often considers selling his soul to play the blues like Robert Johnson. He would like to do a comic book some day.
See more his work here: http://lamyikchun.com/
We first met Joon Saw when she was a volunteer helping at the OIC table at ELCAF2016 London. She has since graduated from Central Saint Martins and is on to a career in illustration and design.
Joon Saw is a Singaporean creative currently based in London. Inspired by street art, sci-fi and graphic novels, she enjoys exploring characters involving elements of space and phantasmagorical territories, whilst maintaining a certain sense of relatability.
See more of her work here: https://sawdako.me
We were introduced to the wonderful silkscreened art, silkscreened books and prints of Raksasa during their show at our favourite Riso print and art studio – Knuckles and Notch! Happy that they are making a trip from KL to Singapore to support Illustration Arts Fest 2017!
Raksasa Print Studio is a collective of artists who specialise in the art of silkscreen printing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We aim to share our knowledge and love for the art form to anyone willing to learn, as well as provide affordable and accessible printmaking facilities and services to the local community. Raksasa promotes the illustrative and design aspects of silkscreen through exhibitions and teaching. We also work collaboratively with artists from many parts of the world, working in tandem with them to create innovative artworks.
About Raksasa’s poster artist Jolene Tew:
Jolene is an illustrator and printmaker based in Kuala Lumpur, she is also one of Raksasa’s main contributors. An MA Illustration graduate from the Camberwell College of Arts in London, her works are influenced by her personal observations and strange encounters of everyday life.
See more of their work here : www.raksasaprint.com
We first noticed Dillion’s work through another illustrator Yikchun because of a cool collab they did! Then we found out about this interesting label he started called CHEPOOKA https://www.instagram.com/thischepooka/
Born and raised in Singapore, Dillon grew up an avid collector and reader of comics, cartoons, and science fiction movies. As an illustrator, his work reflects surrealists and sci-fi themes.
Wanting to share his passion of illustration, Dillon founded This Chepooka, an art merchandise store in 2016. “Cheepoka” is a pseudo slang word for “nonsense” from the book, A Clockwork Orange. This Chepooka strives to be an outlet for artists to realize their visions, unhindered by commercial pressures and restrictions.