Artascy is an artist collective consists of 15 illustrators from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nested under a local illustration studio to serve the advertising industry since 1996, which has been commissioned by clients around the world; from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Philippines, Shanghai, Indonesia, Beijing, & Dublin.
Unlike the usual commercial commissioned work, Artascy is an initiative effort to produce art prints of original visuals. Driven by the personal inspiration of the illustrators, every art print first starts with a visually engaging idea, which is then meticulously illustrated in the best possible style.
The name Artascy is inspired by the overwhelming feeling of natural high one experiences when making art, as if the creation of art is ecstasy. For the artists, Artascy is like a creative portal for them to rediscover the joy of making art together in the never ending pursuit of self expression and visual storytelling.
Body Of Work
The body of work in Artascy showcases digital art in the realms of realistic surrealism that surpasses the limitation of styles and techniques.
At first glance, it seemed impossible to define an identity for the art collectively as the styles and techniques were randomly diverse.
Then an interesting reaction happened when the illustrations were playfully paired with matching quotes. Although unintentional at first, the end results were charmingly inspiring and surprisingly well connected to the context of the original illustrations.
For the final product, a range of fine paper with premium thickness is selected and tested with state of the art printing technology. Each individual artwork is then exclusively calibrated and coded to ensure the best of quality before it is finally printed, packed, and delivered; and ready to shine your wall.