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Illustrator Andre Wee: Visual Questionnaire #15

Illustrator Andre Wee: Visual Questionnaire #15

World of his own

Text: Aravin Sandran


It was only in April last year when Andre Wee received an iMac and iPad Pro, courtesy of the not-for-profit arts organization The Meshminds Foundation that his 3D and digital illustration work began to take off.

The fine arts graduate's Augmented Reality-enabled "A Better Tomorrow" travels almost 25 years into the future, depicting a surreal and sustainable SG75. Predominantly characterized by a pleasant millennial-pink hue, the aesthetics of the resulting GIFs allude to life simulation video games such as The Sims. Upon closer inspection, however, the finely-detailed illustrations reveal unexpected nuggets of a green future: solar panels on HDB rooftops and an electric-powered public transportation network.

Take a deep dive into Andre's fascinating mind as he reveals his current obsessions in Buro's Visual Questionnaire below.

 

An Instagram account you're obsessed with: @jam_and_germs

 

Last Youtube video that made you laugh: Clip from The IT Crowd

Most played song on Apple Music right now: "Anvil", LORN

A film that makes you cry: The Prestige (2006)

Cover of the book that you would rescue in a fire: Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible

Last meal you would have: Home-made puttanesca

The most memorable city that you've visited: New York City

Your guilty pleasure TV show: The Twilight Zone

An artist who you admire and respect: 3D artist Vitaly Bulgarov

The most memorable artwork/exhibition you've seen: Donna Huanca's exhibition at the Belvedere Museum Vienna

One performer/designer/artist you would love to collaborate with: My partner in crime Lishan Ng, who has a background in Apparel and Interior Design

Somewhere you wish you could exhibit: MRT train interiors

An unrealized project that you wish to complete sometime: I would love to continue working on an entire series of these retrofuture or science fiction GIFs.

Your proudest achievement in your career so far: Constantly reinventing my work and adapting to new technologies

For more information on Andre Wee and The Meshminds Foundation, check out their official websites respectively.

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