Tagged: Hawai‘i
  1. 30

    Apr 2014

    Ryan Lang

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    Hailing from Kailua, Hawaii, Ryan Lang is an artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios. Recently he has worked as a lead designer for Hero’s Duty, and a visual development artist for Wreck-it Ralph, as well as the upcoming Disney/Marvel feature animation, Big Hero 6.

    Mr. Lang’s work has only recently come to my attention when his amazing rendition of Goliath (from Disney’s Gargoyles) started to make it’s rounds on tumblr. An incredibly skilled digital painter, Mr. Lang’s styles span from ultra realistic, to simply stylised shapes. However it is his technique that he uses for his character pieces, like the Goliath one, that are truly captivating. I can’t put my finger on what makes them so beautiful, but I get the feeling that it has something to do with a personal connection for these characters. His love for them undoubtedly shines through in his work.

    Keep track of Ryan Lang’s work by following his Blog.

  2. 16

    Feb 2013

    Jasper Wong

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    Jasper Wong is an artist/illustrator hailing from in Hawai‘i. His work has been exhibited world-wide and published in magazines including Communication Arts, Hi-Fructose, Complex, Vice, and Juxtapoz. Mr. Wong also founded the Hong Kong gallery, Above Second and another in Honolulu called Loft in Space. Not stopping there, Jasper Wong is also creator and lead director of Pow Wow Hawaii, a non-profit organization of contemporary artists, and a community art centre called Lana Lane Studios, which is a combination of private studio spaces and a fully functional art school for the youth of Hawai‘i.

    With all these great endeavours aside, Jasper Wong’s illustration style is an unmatched interpretation of pop-culture with an Asian influence. Recurring characters, such as Mr. T and Chairman Mao, and themes, such as amputation and rainbows, creative unsettling but humours narratives. His more recent work, using paint, are much more frantic and expressive but thankfully equally as strange. Be sure to check out more of his work on his website.

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