ARTIST BIOB. 1979 BANDUNG, INDONESIA
Indonesian contemporary artist Arkiv Vilmansa’s iconic cartoon-inspired paintings emphasize two-dimensional forms through bold outlines with vivid and vibrant colors. Traditionally trained as an architect, Vilmansa’s structured and critical methodology contrast with his raw and unrestrained artistic expression. Through a self-developed formula that controls painting surfaces and paint texture, Vilmansa’s pop cultured-inspired works explore non-figurative art and cartoon character paintings through the use of color, organic shapes and canvas shapes. His use of colors, shapes, and lines are influenced by creative industry leaders Takashi Murakami and NIGO.
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONVilmansa transforms the brand’s house codes with his signature, cartoon-inspired style. Blending his character Mickiv with Ape Head, curves and colors present his vision of a transcendent kind of creativity - inspired by BAPE®’s extraordinary legacy.
MATERIALSIHL Ivory White Matt Paper
SIZE56cm X 65cm