Artwist.Co Artist in Residence is a selective honorary emerging artist - super talented individuals. The best artist in their fields, young and visionary - A GENIUS. They are citizens of the world from a different continents. Contributor to our exclusive, highly aesthetic and super-limited edition watch faces.
O R K I B A L
[ B R I G H T M O N S T E R - SINGAPORE + MALAYSIA ]
Describing himself as a self-taught artist and a fulltime dreamer, Orkibal is a man with a mission. He aims to bridge the gap between GRAPHIC DESIGN and fine art through his illustrations. His bright signature monster and cartoon characters are reflections of his inspirations, philosophies and viewpoint on life. Orkibal’s works find their homes not only in newspapers but also take the form of murals and three-dimensional objects.
His clients include Apple, Mercedes Benz, Royal Sporting House Singapore and many more.
Hello! I'm Nic! An Illustrator, based in London.
I like bold designs that draw attention and excite, dismantling and morphing the recognisable into abstracted forms. Aswell as injecting movement and magic within the artwork I create.
My goal is to create pieces of work that stand out and constantly evolve through the viewers eyes and imagination. I want to instil "curiosity" and to find something new each time they look closer.
Although 'bold, colourful' and often 'playful' the majority of my personal projects and collaborations often reflect and tackle important topics. The main ones being Technology, the Environment, War and Mental Health. As they are strong themes which I'm passionate about exploring and drawing attention to. I am keen to work with charities to promote positive messages for the community.
Falah Naim, who goes by IMMJN (pronounced "Imagine"), is a graphic designer. Previously working full time as a Junior Art Director, he now works as a freelancer and tries to participate in more art shows.
Originally from Penang, he’s was in KL for a few years before moving back in 2012. He loves straight lines, geometry and grids and it shows in his artwork. He feels he has a problem finding the correct colour scheme for his works.
He’s trying to not rely less and less on his computer to produce his works now. He has lost count on how many times he has covered up his canvases. He wants to produce bigger pieces.
L U R M
[ V I S U A L A R T - WASHINGTON, USA ]
Lurm is an artist and musician based in bellingham, wa. lurm’s visual artconsists of drawings, paintings, and mixed media works. they compose music largely for voice, piano, strings, synthesizers, and percussion—and perform on synthesizers, piano, drums, and vocals.
Lurm’s work explores themes of evolutionary biology and consciousness.
My name is Elma Adura. I'm a UI/UX + Multimedia designer. Also, a freelancer and a dreamer. Love all the beautiful things in the world.
Lou Patrou is an American born artist who lives in the greater New York City region.
He has been drawing and painting faces and figures since the mid 1960s and has a portfolio that spans over four decades. Patrou's work is some times difficult to categorize because he doesn't always use the same artistic language, repeat the same disciplines or follow a predictable straight direction with his work.
Lou participated in the Cartoon Network's 20th Anniversary Show for ComicCon 2012 in San Diego. His painting for the show is featured in the limited hard cover book published exclusively for Turner Entertainment. Lou's Pop Surreal and pattern paintings were chosen to be included in the Firebox Artist Collection of hand pressed collectible micro-booklets that is currently touring France as part of a group show of international artists. His drawing Priest, an elegant and haunting surreal black & white face with decorative tattoos on it was featured on the cover of ColorInk Book, a collectible arts magazine. His work has also been featured in magazines in England, Ecuador, Spain, Singapore and Australia among others. Lou is the creator of the Hank & Sylvie Brand, which was created from two large black & white drawings of kitschy male and female faces.
Lou has exhibited his work in galleries in New York City, San Diego, Los Angeles, upstate New York, New Orleans and London.
M A R K U S Z H U
[ P A T T E R N S - JAPAN ]
Markhus has travel the globe while working on many industrial and transportation designworks. 'God is in details' was his always main mantra. Creating an object at super large scale such as supercars and bullet trains was his passion but creating the smallest art possible on watches was his lifelong dreams as an accomplish designer.
H E N R I K D ø N N E S T A D
A twenty-something daydreamer with a desire to create. As an eclectic artist and visual designer he goes by the moniker SPACE BOY. With his vision; To create an absurd amount of beautiful work that will inspire others.
He draws most of his inspiration from music and lyrics, as he's fond of the emotional and narrative driven notion of most songs from a variety of bands and artists.
I’m known as Marini Ramlan although you will eventually call me Nini :) I lead the Innovation & Distribution team of Primeworks Studios.I love my day job but that’s not what I do 24/7. I also paint, illustrate, design & create.
To keep this side of me alive, I work with friends & brands on creative projects whenever possible.I'll be happy to tell you more about them when we speak next! Collaborate to grow. Explore and be inspired always !
A self-taught artist, learning most of what he knows artistically through almost 20 years of painting in the streets. His work is highly influenced by the Children's books and cartoons he loved as a child. As well as pop art, lowbrow art, and graffiti. Using watercolor and gouache, he paints bright colorful scenes with funny characters. The happy surreal world he creates often contrasts the very human themes of his work such as mental health, escapism, the search for belonging, and the harsh realities of his childhood.
His clients include Leo Burnett, Universal Records, Converse, BucketFeet, Paper Wings Clothing, Pop Fries, Surprise Skateboards and many more.
"The older we get, the less we use our imaginations. So let's never grow up"
M A D H U R I
[ C O F F E E P A I N T I N G - AUSTRALIA ]
Hello! My name is Madhuri and I’m a self taught artist based in Melbourne who lives and loves to try different things with my artwork including different mediums. I’m someone who likes to think outside of the box and away from convention, so most of my works reflect the same. Living in a city like Melbourne where coffee is not just a beverage but a culture, I’ve recently started painting with coffee. I’m a firm believer of celebration of diversity and hence dream of travelling to as many places as possible to incorporate the essence of different places and different people in my artwork to touch lives globally with the same.
R O M Y A D Z A N
[ C Y B E R P U N K - MALAYSIA ]
Self-taught SUPERSTAR artist Romy learn to draw on his own. A proud Kelantanese. Creating his unique version of cyberpunk style, mecha, robots and cyborg character with the highest level of crazy details. Up to tiny bits of mechanical parts using his magic instrument - Pentel pens. Heads up to his massive instagram collection artworks appreciated by creative influencers across the globe and get overwhelmed.
K A I R A V I L L A N U E V A
[ OIL & DIGITAL PAINTINGS - NEW YORK ]
M A Y U K O M I U R A
[ ABSTRACT FLUID ART - JAPAN ]
M I C H A E L L ø N F E L D T
[ A B S T R A C T - DENMARK ]
I find abstract art so interesting because it makes me curious about what it means and what thoughts are behind the artwork. And then it gives me ideas to be creative in new ways and find good solutions in many contexts. Also when it comes to other cases that don’t directly has to do with my artwork.
As an artist, I can’t stop seeing motifs everywhere I move around. The ideas for the motifs I often find travelling on trips, by car, foot or bike.
Very often, it begins with me finding an interesting scenario in nature. It may be an urban environment, a landscape or something completely different that attracts my attention. Because there are exciting lines or interesting color combinations that can be a good starting point for a beautiful painting.
E V I E S H A F F E R
[ N A T U R E A R T - OKLAHOMA, USA ]
I love beauty. I love creating beautiful things. I’m passionate about creating beauty with a purpose, and hopefully pointing to the Beauty-giver in the process. Art – and everything it represents is what I love and breathe. My faith and theology are wrapped into this ongoing life circle of creativity and adoration. The world I romance and explore on a daily basis feeds my artistry.
D I N A B R O D S K Y
[ P A I N T E R - NEW YORK, USA ]
Dina Brodsky is a contemporary realist miniaturist, painter and curator. She was educated at University of Massachussets Amhers,t and the New York Academy of Art, where she received her MFA. She lives and works in New York City. She has taught privately, and in several institutions including the Castle Hill Center for the Arts, the Long Island Academy of Fine Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A D E L I N E B A S K A R A N
[ M E D I A A R T - MALAYSIA ]
Adaline is an independent and emerging young artist who has few solo installations. Her work has been showcase in a few different places including Urbanscape 2018. Malaysia longest-running creative arts festival, with a city-wide celebration that brings you accessible arts, ideas, and music! Her art style specializing in details topography lines and interactive art.
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