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ASIATEAM Art Magazine

October/November 2019

Ahra Kwon Akiko Homma Akira Yonekawa Anita Yan Wong Antonius Tin Bui Hope Doe Ivan Pešić Kasi Minami Kayan Kwok Kenji Inoue Pham Quang Phuc Qu Lan Song Kang Uncle Ray Xiaofei Yue Yasushi Muraki Yidan Guo Ying Wei

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Ahra Kwon

Akiko Homma

Akira Yonekawa

Anita Yan Wong

Antonius Tin Bui

Hope Doe

Ivan Pešić

Kasi Minami

Kayan Kwok

Kenji Inoue

Pham Quang Phuc

Qu Lan

Song Kang

Uncle Ray

Xiaofei Yue

Yasushi Muraki

Yidan Guo

Ying Wei

Asia Team Art Magazine, October/November 2019 Published by Anita Yan Wong and Ivan Pešić; Cover illustration by Kenji Inoue; Back cover art by Yidan Guo; Cover design and layouts by Ivan Pešić

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Asia Team Art Magazine Asia Team Art Magazine was founded by Anita Yan Wong and Ivan PeŠić in 2019. It is an online and print-based publication showcasing a unique selection of international Asian Arts. Twenty-nine artists from America, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Mainland China are currently members of the Asia Team. Our aims are to connect, to build friendships and to inspire through art; our content is centered around creative International Asia Art Portfolios celebrating each of our artists. Every artist in this selection has achieved mastery in her/his own unique way. Their work speaks of the focus and dedication they put in every brush or pen stroke applied to their respective medium. Everyone of them performs wonders of creativity and imagination. We hope that you will enjoy their art. For more information please contact Anita Yan Wong at anitayanwong@gmail.com or Ivan Pešić at ivanpesic45@icloud.com Anita Yan Wong

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Ahra Kwon Ahra Kwon is a Seoul based full time illustrator graduated from Korea National University of Arts. She works in various kinds of illustration fields, such as magazine, children’s book, AD, album covers, book covers, editorial illustrations etc. www.ahrakwon.com https://www.behance.net/ahrakwon https://www.instagram.com/ok_ahra/

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Akiko Homma Born in Niigata, Japan Graduated from SOKEI academy of fine arts I use acrylic paints on wooden panel. I mainly paint flowers and women, based on yellow, cyan, magenta, without increasing the number of colors as much as possible. I am trying to look at the depth of that color/shapes which I cannot see. http://www.ak-truth.com https://www.instagram.com/ak_truth/ 新潟県生まれ 創形美術学校卒業。 木製パネルにアクリル絵具を用いて描いています。 花や女性を、 イエロー·シアン·マゼンダをベースに、 可能な限り色数を増やさずに描いています。 目の前にあるものの色·姿を、 自分の目を通して見 えた形にするためにその深部を見つめるよう心が けています。

My Container Akiko Homma

Flower Eaters II Akiko Homma

Flower Eaters III Akiko Homma

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A Perfect World Akiko Homma


Bird Akiko Homma

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SurfNut Akira Yonekawa

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Bloodybuddy Akira Yonekawa


Akira Yonekawa

Japanese based illustrator. His work has been inspired by old comic books, advertising, and 60’s American sports mascots. He tries to input attractive elements, such as characters’ facial expressions, typefaces, printing halftone dots, slippage and burns, and discolored papers, into his own characters. Portfolio: http://www.akirayonekawa.com Behance: https://www.behance.net/akirax Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/akira_yonekawa/

Harry’s Akira Yonekawa

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MMMPPH Akira Yonekawa

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Jack Akira Yonekawa


Anita Yan Wong

Anita Yan Wong is an American Chinese Impressionist painter and Art professor best known for her “Contemporary Traditional” paintings that defy tradition and modernity. The artist, now living in California, United States, is a leading figure of 4th generation Lingnan School of Painting. Her works are currently featured Internationally in over 50 traditional and Hip Cultural magazines including Cats Rock Art Book 2019, N.Y. Arts, cover story of Works & Conversations, Art Dependence Magazine. She was awarded first place wall art by “Design within Reach” in Design Philadelphia Award. Wong has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Temple University, Maryland Institute College of Art and is currently teaching Contemporary Lingnan painting at UC Berkeley Extension. She has collaborated with MAHB, Stanford University with the goal of preserving Lingnan Guo Hua and the beauties of nature. Yale University’s China Hands Magazine described her paintings as “Traditional art form that questions the modern minds.”​ Website: www.anitayanwong.com Instagram: anitayanwong

Splash 3 / ink on rice paper Anita Yan Wong

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Splash 1 Anita Yan Wong

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Splash 2 Anita Yan Wong

Polluted Ocean/ink on ricce paper Anita Yan Wong


CircusCircus Anita Yan Wong

Mona Lisa Anita Yan Wong

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Antonius Tin Bui (they/them, 1992-) is a queer, gender-nonbinary, Vietnamese American artist who recently received their BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MIC/A). Since graduating from MIC/A, they have been awarded fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Kala Art Institute, Tulsa Artists Fellowship, Halcyon Arts Lab, and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. They are currently interested in complicating Vietnamese history and queerness through performance, textiles, and photography. Website: http://www.antoniusbui.com/ instagram: @buimonster

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Hope Doe Hope is an American artist currently residing in Mie, Japan. With her interests in Japanese traditional arts and growing up in a western culture, she creates a unique blend of the two influences. Her work has a strong sense of narrative, which contains a tinge of mystery and the unknown. Her artwork often molds humanity with the natural world giving the sense that humanity is one and same with nature, and shouldn’t be a separate entity. Her works contain a variety of mixed media, including graphite, oils, and watercolors. www.heartswithumbrellas.com instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flyapples/ facebook:https://www.facebook.com/hopedoeart/ twitter:https://twitter.com/heartswumbrella

光 Hope Doe

花王女様 Hope Doe

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壁の花 Hope Doe

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Ignorant Strife Hope Doe

運の命 Hope Doe

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Light Plays Ivan Pešiċ


Ivan Pešić

Curriculum Vitae Yugoslavian/American. Studied Architecture at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Worked as an architect in France and Switzerland. Exhibitions of conceptual art in France and Switzerland. Worked as traductor and interpreter In Serbia, Congo, and Algeria. Worked as an art director and graphic designer in Los Angeles. Presently taking pictures and living in Los Angeles. Artist’s Statement Like a moth I’m attracted to light, and the way it constantly recreates our environement, colors our moods, and alters our perceptions. My images are instants caught while following the light. www.behance.net/IvanPesic

Frequent Flyer Ivan Pešiċ

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Lion on a wet evening Ivan Pešiċ

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Genie in the bottle Ivan Pešiċ


Kasi Minami Japanese Born in 1980 Artist, Illustrator, Designer Behance Japan Portfolio Reviews #7 Adobe Award Fontworks Award https://www.behance.net/kasi-minami https://society6.com/kasiminami

Amaterasu Kasi Minami

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Shironagasu Kasi Minami

Susanoo Kasi Minami

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Wani Kasi Minami

White Hare of Inaba Kasi Minami

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Day 130 Kayan Kwok

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Day 125 Kayan Kwok


Kayan Kwok

Kayan Kwok is an artist and an art director based in Hong Kong m.me/mskayankwok ms.kayankwok@gmail.com http://cargocollective.com/kayankwok

Day 139 Kayan Kwok

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A Poster A Day Kayan Kwok

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Kenji Inoue Freelance illustrator, after resigning a design office and another occupation. I draw illustrations of women in Japanese and Western fashion, in different situations and moods. I want to continue creating illustrations of women with universal appeal. Homepage: http://sarasaraki.obihimo.com/  Behance Portfolio: https://www.behance.net/Kenji_Inoue

Japanesque Kenji Inoue

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First Snow Kenji Inoue


Maple Kenji Inoue

Peace Kenji Inoue

Fascination Kenji Inoue

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Dreamland Is Calling 1 Pham Quang Phuc

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Pham Quang Phuc Pham Quang Phuc earned a degree in graphic design and has several years of experience as an illustrator. He currently works for Kim Dong Publishing House—the oldest publishing house for children in Vietnam—as an art editor. With his childhood dream of writing for children, he now considers storytelling is a way to balance his life and hopes young readers will gain interests and dreams from his stories. www.behance.net/phamquangphuc www.instagram.com/pham.quang.phuc/ www.facebook.com/PhamQuangPhucIllustration/

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Dreamland Is Calling 2 Pham Quang Phuc

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Ho nguyet co hoa cao Pham Quang Phuc


Qu Lan

Qu Lan was born and raised in China and has been living in France after graduation from the China Academy of Art. She works as freelance illustrator & designer and collaborates with numerous publishers and companies. Her artwork has been exposed regularly and received worldwide awards.

The Guest Cat Qu Lan

Website: www.qu-lan.com Instagram: qu_lan Behance : qulan

Hulan River Qu Lan

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A Bright Morning Qu Lan

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Five Old Men Peak Qu Lan

The Smile Qu Lan


Song Kang

Song Kang is a freelance illustrator who specializes in creating intricately rendered environments. Kang glorifies the mundane, weaving commonplace flora and fauna into fantastical worlds where the viewer is encouraged to explore deeper within the subtleties. Website:Â www.song-kang.com Instagram: @songhkang Twitter: @songhkang_art

Escher’s Lizards Song Kang

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Benthic Zone Song Kang

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Margies Garden Song Kang


Greenhouse Song Kang

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I promise to keep a secret so please enlighten me

Who is this person and who does he think he is?

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Uncle Ray Self intro as an unprofessional marketer but an art amateur. That does not stop my passion and vision to becom a true artist. By integrating modern context with traditional Chinese art style, I try to create an extraordinary universe beyond time and space where as if the characters are living in contemporary social life.

Yes! I like to play with the bird

BESTIE – BIRD SONGS Research shows that 85% of female will talk to their best friend, or “bestie”, when they face life or career challenges. As such, “bestie gathering” becomes their favorite activity during leisure time to destress some of those challenges. I attempt to understand and capture some of the unique natures of such gathering through a series of paintings. The first part of the series illustrates several distinct moments of the “bestie gathering”, such as conversations filled with broad range of topics, secret whispering and spontaneous giggles. As a man, I may never fully comprehend the discussions in the “bestie gathering”. To me, the conversation appears to be “Bird Songs”, melodious to the besties yet totally incomprehensible to outsiders.

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I think I am quite beautiful, don’t you agree.

These besties are very noisy; I don’t fully understand their conversation.

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Xiaofei Yue Xiaofei Yue’s practice is focused on contemporary Chinese ink and water. Her work investigates the conflict in human nature between external appearance and internal feelings, by creating collision between Chinese paint and rice paper. She has been the recipient of the China National Scholarship (2011), first place of China Central Academy of Fine Arts MA Graduation Exhibition (2013), nomination award of the 12th China National Exhibition of Fine Arts (2014). She became the youngest member of Chinese Artist Association at the age of 25. She now lives and works in Beijing.

Shadow Catcher Xiaofei Yue

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Bubble Gum Xiaofei Yue

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Mid Summer’s Pink Xiaofei Yue

Co-twins Xiaofei Yue

Girl Trio Xiaofei Yue

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Yasushi Muraki  1968 年生まれ

イラストレーター、絵本作家、 キャラクターデザイナー 大阪芸術大学美術学科卒業。 メーカーのデザイン課勤務を経て作家活動を始める。 2006 ボローニャ国際絵本原画展 入選。 2008二科展デザイン部イラストレーション部門 大賞。 mineditionより絵本 Kleiner Jumbo-grosseMama ドイツ語出版。 翻訳版はフランス語、英語、 バスク語、韓国語、 イタリア語で出版される。 Fondo de Cultura Económica よりメキシコで絵本出版。 スペイン語圏にて出版される。 MAME よりフランスから絵本出版される。 コンピュータや手描きで制作し、手描きの場合はアクリル絵の 具で描きます。 優しく暖かみのある表現や絵本的な表現を得意としています。 私の web サイトです。

https://melon33.jimdo.com/

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Yidan Guo In Yidan’s art, her goal is not only to show what she sees and feels, but also to share the deeper emotions behind them. When people model for Yidan, she forms an inner connection with them. Yidan’s portraits are a way of revealing a state of mind that is shared by every human being, a common concern about happiness, fulfillment, mortality and eternity. These paintings convey the deep and subtle feelings involved in the connection between Yidan and her models. The layers of emotion she feels for them results in the quality of these paintings. Yidan Guo, currently is a guest artist/visiting professor at Southern Utah University. She was previously a faculty member at the School of Art at Renmin University in Beijing, China. Yidan earned a Master’s degree of Philosophy of Aesthetics from Renmin University of China, and a BA in Chinese Painting from the most prestigious Fine Arts institution of China–Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China (CAFA).

Back To Then (self portrait) 2015 Yidan Guo

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BLUE (close-up) 2015 Yidan Guo

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Tibetan Monks Yidan Guo

The Summer Days Series—BLUE (close up) 2015 Yidan Guo


The Summer Days Series—RED. Chinese Painting on silk 2015 Yidan Guo

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000(2). Ying Wei


Ying Wei

I am an independent creative artist with nearly twenty years of artistic design experience. I have been focused on painting art, film and digital imaging, visual creativity and the creation of new media and cultural exploration. I am very passionate about literature and philosophy, and a wide range of books. Interdisciplinary knowledge structure and creative accumulation, formed my unique creative thinking and work patterns. As a Chinese, I hope to create a new cosmopolitan art language, to create work directed at people. Art is the reason for my existence. www.yingweiart.com TEL:008613682293647 EMAIL:m13682293647@163.com https://www.behance.net/yingworld

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Index Introduction ...........................................2-3 Ahra Kwon ........................................... 4-6 Akiko Homa ......................................... 7-9 Akira Yonekawa................................ 10-12 Anita Yan Wong ................................. 13-15 Antonius Tin Bui .............................. 16-18 Hope Doe ...........................................19-21 Ivan Pešić ..........................................22-24 Kasi Minami ..................................... 25-27 Kayan Kwok ......................................28-30 Kenji Inoue ........................................31-33 Pham Quang Phuc ............................ 34-36 Qu Lan .............................................. 37-39 Song Kang ........................................ 40-42 Uncle Ray .......................................... 43-45 Xiaofei Yue ...................................... 46-48 Yasushi Muraki ................................ 49-51 Yidan Guo ......................................... 52-54 Ying Wei ............................................55-57

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