Congrats to the guys at Capsule for opening a new store in North Sydney.
If your around the area definetly drop by and cop something!
I have a t-shirt project with them that will drop later this month, but more on that later. Here are some teasers and early draft sketches that weren’t used for the final designs.
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our “Hyperion Funeral” exhibition at Kinokuniya Wedge gallery. The show runs till the 27th
Honored to be included with my favourite Sydney based illustrators.
This Thursday, make sure you make it to this one!
Each with their own take on hyper-detailed mythic urban-surrealism, Sydney-based illustrators James Jirat Patradoon, Gerald Leung, Jin Hien Lau, and Chris Yee exhibit together for the first time in Hyperion Funeral, a group show at Books Kinokuniya, where most of them spend their time.
Thursday November 15th
6pm – 9pm
Runs till November 27th
Wedge Gallery, Books Kinokuniya
The Galeries Victoria
500 George Street
I had the “Fuck you I am” exhibition and the “Jurassic Lounge” exhibition only days apart, so for those keeping track I decided to theme the works so they worked together collectively.
30th of October @The Australian Museum
All Paintings are acrylic on canvas
l sat a quick interview before the event which can be found here.
Fuck You I Am
All artists were asked to paint over vintage materials to bring “new life” and reinterprut meanings behind them.
Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the opening, but you can find coverage and media here.
The whole set up revamping the old espionage looked great! Props to Faz and the good people at kindof- gallery
FY – i am: Event One from The Stylemologyst on Vimeo.
Some topical sketches I did last week while minding the gallery
Thanks to those who visited the gallery during those following days!
Why Kaiju? We both mutually thought it was something cool that hasn’t really been done in Sydney especially from a full illustrated standpoint. We both share common love and influence from that side of the East, so stepping out as a collaborative force we thought it would be the perfect fit.
From the onset while planning the gallery with Gerald, we knew we wanted to go big, loud and colourful. Gerald’s art before this point was all precise and detailed black and white ink work so it was a big jump out of his comfort zone to go into large scale canvas colour.
Check out his works over at his fb page.
Kaiju themselves aren’t really bad nor good. As opposed to Western monsters they are strictly born to fight and most of the time born to lose. They come in wacky shapes, sizes, colours from menacing to just plain goofy. The creative freedom is pretty much limitless.
With my Kaiju I wanted to draw influence from the “boss” monsters. The guys that would typically fight at the end of a long battle. I knew Gerald was going to infuse a more classic Kaiju look as well as act as an extension of his “Rhombians” so I wanted to go a bit left field by playing with pattern and other cultural influences.
120 x 90cm
90 x 120cm
90 x 120cm
‘Nigo Owes me a Hundred Favours’
90 x 120cm
What I’ve been busy working on for the past few weeks…
“VERSUS THE CITY”
Chris Yee X Gerald Leung
Kaiju (怪獣, kaijū) is a Japanese word that means “strange beast,” but often translated in English as “monster”. Coming in all shapes and sizes, these creatures rise from the dark of the ocean and volcanic undergrounds of Earth to do battle, with the city as the ultimate battleground.
Paying homage to these bizarre beasts, Chris and Gerald venture through slipstreams of influence from old legends of the silverscreen, the dynamism of the manga panel and the wacky nature of the East to give birth to their creations.
The Tate Gallery
345 Glebe Pt Rd
Wednesday August 29
A portrait of the mastermind Black Rhombi! (Gerald Leung)
He is an insanely talented Sydney-sider, master of ink and creator of the quirky Rhombians.
Peep his work or like his fb page here.
Big Things coming up with this guy in late August, stay posted!
The new and improved Babekuhl website is now live!
Please go check it out at:
Below is a small part of an artwork I helped the guys work on for Tiger Beer a few months back