Not all of us can afford original paintings on canvas ala Monet in our homes. What more fabulous ways to decorate your blank walls by hanging up fabulous prints and original drawings by local artists available right here in Malaysia.
Peisy Ting of Palm Republik
Peisy Ting is the founder and creative director of Palm Republic which recycles palm waste to paper and transforms the paper into an art piece. Peisy was one of the first Malaysian to successfully raise over USD10k on the crowdfunding site KickStarter to experiment in creating paper from palm waste instead of cutting trees. For those who are concern about their carbon footprints, these unique sketches are printed using lithography printing technique and environmentally friendly inks on palm paper which is 100% biodegradable.
Seen here an original sketch by Peisy Ting called Birds of Borneo. Palm Republik ships to anywhere in Malaysia for FREE.
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Amy Amin, the cat painter from Kuching
Amy Amin is a talented illustrator hailing from Kuching, Sarawak. Her muse is non other than her cats, which is used in her drawings to interpret the cultural background of the different tribes of Borneo. Her collection consists of prints such as the Clarity Cat Series, hand-sewn tote bags and cushions called The Tribes of Borneo featuring the Mariek Empang Cat & Ketapu Tunjang Cat ( inspired by the traditional Iban tribe) and Terendak Melanau Cat (inspired by the hat worn by the Melanau tribe).
Left: Tote bag and cushions from the Tribes of Borneo series. Made using 100% cotton linen, eco-friendly fabric filled with polyester fiberfill.
Right: Amy Amin with her masterpiece ‘Kucing Angkasa Tiga Beradik’, acrylic on fabric, 80cm x 80cm, 2015.
My personal favourite – a part of the Clarity Cat series prints by Amy Amin.
Elena Kravchenko of Last Dandelion
From her name, perhaps you can tell that Elena is not a local Malaysian, she is a Russian illustrator and graphic designer but currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her designs consists of black and white calligraphy and ink as well as colorful original poster-color paintings inspired by her love of fairy tales.
Left: Set of 2 Prints “Horses” and “Peacocks”
Right: Elena showcasing her drawings at the recent “Mari Market” bazaar in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
From left: The Tree of Life, Octopus from the ‘Underwater series’ and ‘Life is too short to stay little’ print.
The prints come in A4 and A3 sizes and also in a form of digital download. She offers limited edition prints (only 200-300 copies of each prints exist) and they will not be reprinted ever again. Each print is signed and numbered on the front. If you love her work, follow her on her Tumblr to see which bazaar she will be participating next.
If you know of any other local artists with great talents, (or if you are one yourself) do share it in the comments section below.
Photos owned by the respective artists. Photos with watermark and opinions are my own.