“It’s a familiar story in the Bible. Nonetheless, I wanted something different, something mixed with imagination and to enhance the impossible – something fun, fantasy-like.”Joshua Wang Kaisheng
// From Notebook to Wall
- J: I started sketching it out on my notebook when a friend of mine suggested having it as a wall mural in his living room (since I really love doing murals), thus the illustration was being scaled and painted on a wall. Time spent on notebook: 5 hours. Time spent on wall: 10 hours.
// Of Pride & Ungratefulness
- J: Right in the middle there’s a peacock and a pig, being lifted up the sky with hot-air balloons. Peacock signifies pride; pig, on the other hand, shows off ungratefulness, uncleanliness, and always going back to slums even though they ought to have a bath. They belittle the value of what is offered to them and attack if they do not like what they are being fed with. Walking through the red sea, these are the two attitudes that are to be lifted – crossing over and overcoming them.
See more of his works or read on for some facts about him!
Beasts of Ezekiel (2.5m x 1.2m)
Big Horns Wall (3.7m x 1.2m)
The Hive Mural
Joshua Wang Kaisheng
25 // Cancer
Design // No design is original. It is always a ‘take out’, reflection of someone else’s ideas. However, it is always special if you take a little from here and there to make it something you call your own, defining your style, your art. It always is about finding yourself.
Fact // Small sketchbooks, big walls. I like to doodle on sketchbooks and transfer that idea onto a bigger platform, in this case, a piece of wall. It may seem like double work, but the bigger the platform, the more excited I get and the details of my art is then unleashed and brought to life!
Message // I believe in being diligent with our hands. Talent seldom comes into the equation. Personally, I like to mix hard work and character into a piece of work. More than just an illustration/design, it represents my heart and passion in my art.