Drew Deng (b.2002) in San Diego, California, but moved to Sasebo, Japan at the age of 4. In 2010, they returned to California for less than a year before settling in Miami. Since childhood art has been their passion. However, it was only at the end of 2018 that their style shifted from realism to illustration, created with acrylics, air-dry clay, and photo-emulsive screen printing among other mediums.
My artwork views life through a new perspective (figuratively and literally) through key features, such as colorful palettes and forced perspectives. By illustrating diverse and representational characters, any audience can easily connect with the emotions and people in my work. I aim for viewers to imagine what it would be like to exist within the worlds I create, which emphasize the pleasures of daily life. My artwork often invokes nostalgia by reminding the audience of people, places, and moments from their personal memories which brings new meaning and emotions to each person.– Drew Deng