1. Parent's Parents, graffiti art. The Hong Kong based group expresses themselves through graffiti and incorporates local culture into their pieces as they explore themes such as politics, money, and religion, all important to HK people.
Parent’s Parent is a newly creative group established 2012 in Hong Kong. The collective consist of people from graffiti, drawing, illustration and leather crafting field. The core member of the collective includes Sabcat, Amson , Jams, Jimson Chan, Ysoo, CCChris and Wong Tin Yau. They met in the same school and are trying to spread their works and idea on the streets or perhaps your home. Parent’s Parents work attempts to explore the limitless of chaos, exceptional beauty and modernness.hkclubbing.com
2. Rukkit Kuanhawate, graphic designer. The Thai graphic designer gets his inspiration from old style graphic design and illustrations and is known for his "stencil" styled art
Rukkit Kuanhawate born in Thailand. Received degree in Art Education from Chulalongkorn University. After finishing University worked in a graphic design since 2001, Inspired by Magazine, Music Packaging, Typography, Illustration, Layout and started to street art by “Stencil” Geographic style since 2011behance.net
3. Louise Low, artist. Using bras in her art, the Malaysian artist challenges the younger generation about their views on superstition. In Chinese culture, displaying women's undergarment is believed to bring bad luck.
Louise Low Seok Loo, a Malaysian artist, uses thousands of bra cups to form sculptures and cover other objects. Her shark called Fatal Attraction was the centerpiece of an exhibit last year in George Town, Malaysia. These bra works form her attempt to combat a superstition about women's underwear. The New Straits Times explains: She said the artwork which took about one month to complete would also educate society particularly the younger generation among the Chinese community, against superstition. In Chinese culture, the women’s undergarment was believed to bring bad luck when displayed indiscriminately.neatorama.com
4. Ernest Zacharevic, street artist. The famed Lithuanian is known for his murals throughout various locations in Malaysia with each piece a reflection of the place surrounding it.
5. Red Hong Yi, unconventional artist. Famed for her unique artwork using material from flowers, food, to even chopsticks, Red Hong Yi shows that one can make art with anything.
Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname ‘Red’, is a Malaysian artist-architect. She was given the nickname because her name, Hong, sounds like the word ‘red’ in Mandarin. Red’s grandparents and father left Shanghai, China in the ’60s during the start of the Cultural Revolution and moved to Malaysia where she was born and raised. Growing up, she heard stories about how life in China, but never imagined that one day she would find herself going to China to work.
Known as the artist who ‘loves to paint, but not with a paintbrush’, her works have been featured by media around the world including Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, ABC, CNN, NBC and the Daily Mail. Her works have been viewed by millions on both Youtube and Youku.
6. Guo Pei, fashion designer. The 45-year-old designer from China is the brains behind the oriental inspired dress Rihanna wore at the recent MET Gala. Some of her pieces takes 3 years to make as all her collections are sewn entirely by hand.
Having dressed many biggest Chinese stars and A-listers. Guo Pei is the biggest and most renowned name in China’s fashion scene, She has been designing Couture in Beijing through her Atelier “Mei Gui Fang” for many years. Her creations reflect a strong Oriental culture, with a striking mix of classic fantasy and modern avant-garde. Conceiving and overseeing every outfit, her ideas are turned into reality by over 400 craftsmen, all of whom are trained by the artist herself.
Her collections are entirely sewn by hand, with some dresses requiring over 50,000 man-hours before completion. Her last and most notable show, The Legend of the Dragon, which took nearly 3 years of preparation, first showed at Beijing in 2012. She also designed a costume for the Beijing Olympics.
7. Nicholas Choong, artist. Also working as a musician and as a sound engineer, Nicholas is also known for his art especially with his work on light and shadows. His work is currently featured in both public and private galleries around the world.
Taking cues from the great masters, Nicholas’ style can best be described as colorful & traditional, with a contemporary flair. His work borders on semi-realism (by choice), and has been revered for his work with light & shadows. His favorite subjects are landscapes & portraits, but he occasionally challenges himself with mixed media and experiments with various (sometimes rudimentary) drawing tools to create different works of art.
Presently, Nick spends his time painting abstracts, something that took him 3 years to arrive at. In this genre of work, Nick’s technique, language and expression are easily noticeable in his large washes, jagged cuts, contrast and play of colors on the canvas.
If you want to know more about these artists, you can catch some of them live at Tiger Translate, the ONE event that is bringing urban art and music together!
This year, Tiger Translate is back and will be bringing urban art and music together. The event will take place at APW in Bangsar on June 13 from 5PM onwards! This year's edition will feature both local and international acts such as Malaysia’s Twilight Actiongirl, and They Will Kill Us All, Hong Kong’s My Little Airport, Taiwan’s Wonfu, and United Kingdom’s Blood Red Shoes and Tim Exile. The event also includes a special collaboration between Exile and local digital painters, Lightforge. There will be other activities that you can take part in such as making your own customised coasters and your own canvas art print! Get more details about the event here.