Last year, JUICE compiled a few of our favourite Malaysian artists by sifting through the #ArtistOfMalaysia hashtag on Twitter. This year, the trend is back and despite it being gloomy outside, at least our screens are vibrantly lit with beautiful works of art by our fellow homegrown talents.
Created by veteran @sueannajoe_ in order to re-ignite the spirits of budding artists during a difficult time, this hashtag is not only a symbol of our billowing art scene, but it’s also a symbol of togetherness within a tight-knit community.
Without rambling on, here are some stunning pieces by the Malaysian artists we found from the hashtag…
Cynta – Illustrations, comics
Hello #ArtistOfMalaysia ✨
My name is Jelly and I’m a recent graduate looking for illustrative work! I make posters, illustrations, editorials, character design, and comics!!
— Jelly is looking for illustration work! ❤️ (@J4lly_) January 26, 2021
Najmi Arifin – Graphic designing, album covers, typeface
Hello #ArtistOfMalaysia I’m Najmi Arifin. I’m a freelance graphic designer based in KL. My portfolio ranges from album artwork to collages and bold typeface. Here’s my recent work for LUST EP ‘VANTABLACK’. More work at https://t.co/mKalcDsm9O pic.twitter.com/YdhgVhm0zp
— Najmi Arifin (@njmiarifin) January 27, 2021
Aqilah Naqlis – Paintings, creative directing
Hello! Joining the #ArtistOfMalaysia bandwagon
I’m Lis and I make acrylic paintings of people looking kinda grim lmao. I’ve been at it for a while but really plan on going IN on it this year!
— LIS (@aqilahnaqlis) January 27, 2021
Fazren Firdhaus – Pottery, paintings
another mock up study for my kebaya plates pic.twitter.com/dLDUBkjpCN
— fazren (@cryingattheclub) January 9, 2021
Lizzie Zany – Pop culture illustrations
— Baby Kailan (@LizzieZany) January 27, 2021
ubaiubai – Surrealist illustrations
— ubaiubai (@ubaiubai5) January 26, 2021
Jolene Tew – Minimalist/Scenery illustrations
— jltew (@jolenetew_art) January 27, 2021
Astro_Syahirah – Astronomy paintings
I’m Syahirah Stargazer & I’m a Dark Sky AstroArtist of @dark_malaysia
I create arts to raise awareness about the beauty of our universe & to raise awareness about Dark Sky. My love towards Astronomy, Astrophysics & Cosmology inspired me to make Space Arts! pic.twitter.com/cMIXXBCzRO
— Syahirah Stargazer (@Astro_Syahirah) January 27, 2021
Adlyn Sofea – Various mediums
Hi #ArtistOfMalaysia ✨
I am Ad, I design & paint custom bucket hats called Wrry Hats! I am also an art practitioner who loves trying all kinds of creative sorts from various art medias.
Check out my stuff on my ig<3 (photos shot by amir chan hihi) pic.twitter.com/bcLCSdk8Vu
— wanita venus (@adlyn_sofea) January 27, 2021
fsykra – Embroidery
Seeing so many talented people under #ArtistOfMalaysia…..
So hi…? I’m Syakira ❣️ Not having a specific genre, I’m focusing more on versality in embroidery I do mixed media, portraits, keychains, and clocks mainly ♥️♥️♥️https://t.co/ZyyaDOvf9q https://t.co/n2pilUfsqV pic.twitter.com/DYLkoxvHjD
— Syak (@fsykra) January 27, 2021
Ashraf Omar – Pop Culture illustrations, graphic designing
Hello #ArtistOfMalaysia . I’m Ashraf, a freelance illustrator, and graphic designer.
— Ashraf Omar (@ashrafomar__) January 27, 2021
Aileen – Comics
So apparently theres a #ArtistofMalaysia tag goin round so i thought id join in!
Hi I’m Aileen, and im a fine art graduate who love drawing cute girls and sad comics! pic.twitter.com/HcK3FBYlMg
— intravenous wasabi (@GrassGrows) January 27, 2021
Julia Hannie – Comics, illustrations
hello hello #ArtistofMalaysia, i’m nie!
i’m a non-binary freelance illustrator + graphic designer! sometimes, i draw comics! most times i am thinking abt what i want to eat
— nie!⚡️comms open! (@nieniekoto) January 27, 2021
Inda Zubir – Storyboards, comics, illustrations
Hello beautiful people, I’m Inda!
Story-telling is my life and it is my passion to illustrate them into storyboards, comics & illustrations. It’s a pleasure to know you and I hope we can learn from each other
— Indasya (@IndaZubir) January 27, 2021
nsarahr – Traditional illustrations, designing
Hello #ArtistOfMalaysia ! I’m Sarah and I paint & illustrate women donning the beautiful traditional attires of Malaysia. I also turn them into tote bags, notebooks, stickers & others
Follow for updates on my lil art web-store opening soon ☺️ https://t.co/dnMCUC0woT pic.twitter.com/9XwEe98Wb4
— nsarahr (@nsarahr90) January 27, 2021
Mellissa – Pop Culture illustrations
So I drew my childhood idols and there’s little me supporting them ! That’s @sharifahamani and @yunamusic ! ✨ I was inspired by Arietty’s bedroom! Maybe rt until they notice me ? pic.twitter.com/932vUZNK4R
— Mellissa (@justmoomin) September 14, 2020
Tunku – Abstract poster paintings
Hello! My name is Tunku and I’m a partially blind abstract artist working with poster paint and soft pastel with a focus of psychedelia, microbiology and philosophy. #ArtistOfMalaysia pic.twitter.com/a1hn5H9nfW
— sinistral (@TunkuMuhd_) January 27, 2021
Like stars, there’s no shortage of bright young talents in our local art scene. We’ve only just grazed the surface.
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