Top Artists From Asia
Asia is more than just an exotic location to travel to. There is some serious art culture that is recently being given its due attention. Asian artists are all the craze right now and these artists from South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Japan sure do deserve all you attention.
Xeme – Graffiti Pioneer
Today’s most prominent Hong Kong based artist, Xeme started his career in 2001 and is a true Asian graffiti legend. Famed as the first artist to incorporate Chinese written language in his works, Xeme has earned an exceptional name for himself. Also, he is the founder of Invasian street art magazine, dedicated primarily to exploring and reporting on the development of Asian street art.
Jung Lee – Photography and Light Installations
A formally trained photographer from Seoul, South Korea, Jung Lee has a portfolio of impressive work across sculpture and photography. Using neon tubes to she makes surreal text-based light installations and then photographs them in an effort to explore the visual potential of any language. Overlapping some emotional words in neon to bland desolated countryside. Lee’s photographs guides the viewers to find their own path into their magical world of nostalgia and emotions.
Mamafaka – Graphic Designer
One of the most dominant names in the field of urban art and graphic design in Thailand, Mamafaka is the founder of the famed B.O.R.E.D. designer collective and father of one of the Thai art’s most familiar characters “Mr. HellYeah!” His work in in the field of illustration and typography brought him fame, giving him a cult celeb status.
Lady Aiko – Mixed Media Art
A Japan born, New York based street artist Lady Aiko Nakagawa has garnered fame for being a founder member or the much popular artist collective FAILE and rose to fame once she began a solo career. Her mixed media art contain several mediums and technique explorations like collage, stencils, spraypaint, and brushwork to explore the strong and diverse themes of sexuality, femininity, and the beauty of life in general. Considering her diverse background, it is not surprising to see a glimpse of inspiration from the American contemporary art, Japanese traditional aesthetics, even street art, pop art, and graffiti.
James Jean – Fine Art Paintings
This Taiwanese artist’s commercial illustration work and much famed fine art works have gotten him numerous awards of respect and repute. Gaining fame with his work as a cover artist for DC Comics, New York School of Fine Arts graduate went on to create illustrations for clients like Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Atlantic Records, and Playboy. Since 2008, he shifted his entire focus on to painting. His characteristic mind melting and exquisite works of distinctive aesthetics vouch for his exceptional talent and unparalleled skills as a visual artist who harbors an inimitable sense for greatly sophisticated compositions.
Alex Face – Baby Mardi
A renowned street artist from Thailand, Alex Face is famed for his immediately recognizable signature baby character found often on the abandoned structures all over the world, especially Bangkok. The inspiration for this Baby Mardi as it is called is Face’s daughter, and is a medium of expression of the artist’s deep rooted social conscience. It is upset and always perturbed about the questionable future of the world the baby sees through the third eye. This baby Mardi attired in a bunny outfit is a reflection of the massive change that a newborn brings on in an artist’s work representing the contemplation of the artist about the world, the new born is brought into.