Personal illustration in response to an opinion article in the Guardian from August 31st on the rampant deforestation of the Amazon, and the larger question of environmental interventionism through military and non-military means as the global climate crisis unfolds.
Death Notes. Cover Illustration for The Japan Times on Sunday. AD: Andrew Lee
Death Notes. Interior Illustration for The Japan Times on Sunday. AD: Andrew Lee
A self-initiated illustration inspired by Professor at Leiden University Remco Breuker's recent opinion piece in defense of the humanities in the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad.
An accompanying illustration to Natsume Sōseki’s 1905 novel I Am a Cat. (self-initiated)
Cooling Off (personal piece)
Beach Boy (personal piece)
The Big Die Off. A self-initiated piece in response to Thor Hanson’s article in The Guardian on the dire situation of bees in Brazil, and the global ecosystems that depend on them.
A personal piece reflecting on the constant cultural performance that was expected of me, growing up as a Chinese Indonesian in the Netherlands.
A self-initiated illustration in response to a recent exposé in the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad detailing the murky dealings behind the Dutch royal family’s finances.
The Painter and His Thoughts
A self-initiated illustration in response to Bonnie Triyana’s op-ed (titled “Waarom Soekarno nog steeds haten?” Why Still Hate Soekarno?) in the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, about the distorted historical lens through which the Dutch perceive and remember Indonesia’s first President, Soekarno.
Self-initated portrait of chef Niki Nakayama of restaurant n/naka in Los Angeles.
A self-initiated illustration based on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2015 novel The Sympathizer.
All That Is Gone
Reimagining the cover for Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s collection of short stories (self-initated project).
Portrait of the late Anthony Bourdain.
Mock editorial illustration: Is it time to reconsider our vacation habits? (self-initiated)
Lion City Layover
Based on the novel Red Sorghum by Chinese author Mo Yan (self-initiated project).
This Earth of Mankind
Illustration based on Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s book This Earth of Mankind (self-initated project).
Self-initiated series of spot illustrations on air travel (1).
Self-initiated series of spot illustrations on air travel (2).