Malaysian artist Kamwei Fong is know for his fluffy cat illustrations and for the goldfish series, Bo & Friends. He is a former art director and design department head with twenty years experience in the creative industry. His work is often described as poetic, humorous, imaginative, playful and dream-like. We particularly like his vast collection of ceramic menagerie. On Wonky Peach blog he says this about work challenges:
“There are many challenges along the way, ideas seems to be the biggest one. I love to tell stories through my work, but good ideas are not a common thing, not to mention a really great one. So I read a lot, watch a lot of videos, if possible travel more, learn from others and play with animals, do gardening, work out, cooking and enjoy good food! So much fun and that sparks creativity.”
You can follow the artist on his blog and Instagram. His portfolio can be viewed on Coroflot.
Images: Courtesy of Kamwei Fong.
Columbia born artist Diana Beltran Herrera created these incredibly realistic paper bird sculptures. The Bristol-based designer has created over 100 species of birds using paper, cardboard, plastic, wire and paint. She has a BA degree in industrial Design at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota, Colombia and has an MA in Fine Arts from the University of the West of England. On an interview with Flow Magazine she says this about her process: “
“I really got to ‘know’ the birds: I collected a lot of photos and I studied them in books. I made an archive with different views, colors and special information. To make them, I first choose a profile and draw them — the wings, the feet, the face — in Illustrator. My work is half digital, half handmade. I print everything and cut it before I put it together. It takes me at least four days to make one bird.”
Her work can be seen in her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Diana Beltrán Herrera.
Sylvie du Plessis is a sculptor and ceramist born in Lyon, France in 1963. With the encouragement of her fine art painter father she joined the National School of Fine Arts in Tours. There she trained in drawing, sculpture and modeling. In a Fine Arts workshop in Toulon she perfected her sculptures, discovered Raku (a type of Japanese pottery) and the sea and Navy that became a recurring theme in her creations.
She does not have a website but you can view more of her work in Galerie Winston and Galerie en Re.
Images: Courtesy of Sylvie du Plessis.