Arkiv Vilmansa Is Like the KAWS of Indonesia

Just peeped on Instagram, a Singaporean exhibition at Element Art Space for Indonesian artist Arkiv Vilmansa, whose work sits neatly alongside the likes of KAWS and maybe even a little Kid Robot while we’re at it. The artist, who describes himself as "half animal and a half dream" is best known for the character "Mickiv," a curious cartoon inspired by Mickey Mouse, pandas and killer whales.

According to the gallery, the show debuts Vilmansa's newest technique of multi-layering paints on acrylic plastic sheets. The exhibit also introduces new characters from Vilmansa while continuing to explore the combination of surreal and theatrical with playful and whimsical. Future, Present, and Past is open through February 15.

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