Rag Tag Gang by Jasper Wong
3.5' x 3.9' Persian Rug
Jasper Wong is an artist, illustrator, curator and art director. He is a man who wears many hats and best known for his art that is a unique clash of Asian-influenced pop culture on paper. Jasper has exhibited worldwide, in places such as Japan, California, France, London, Mexico, New York, Hong Kong, Chicago, and Australia and he has been selected on multiple occasions by Archive magazine as one of the 200 Best Illustrators worldwide. He has also scored press in publications such as Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Taschen’s Illustration Now, Hypebeast, Booooooom, Arrested Motion, Hi-Fructose, Acclaim, Complex, Vice, Highsnobiety, VNA, Street Art News and Juxtapoz. He has consecutively been chosen as one of the HB100. A list of Hypebeast's 100 most influential figures in the industry, which includes the likes of Kaws, Pharrell, Banksy, Jay Z and Kanye West.
Jasper Wong is also the founder of a gallery in Hong Kong called ABOVE SECOND. In its existence, both Monocle magazine and CNN have chosen it as one of the best galleries in the city. He is the creator and lead director of POW! WOW!, which is a non-profit organization of contemporary artists committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach programs, educational programs and engaging the community in the creation and appreciation of art. The festival has done projects in 13 cities around the globe, such as Honolulu, Taipei, Tokyo, Nepal, Guam, Seoul, Israel, and others.
Jasper co-founded a community art center called LANA LANE STUDIOS. It is a repurposed industrial warehouse that has been transformed into progressive 2D/3D creative workspace and center for teaching and learning. It is a place where creative output flourishes, interacts with and inspires the community.
Another venture is an apparel brand that was co-founded by Amy Wong. Together they create street culture inspired kids wear with an arts focus. A brick and mortar store of the same name is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has recently started a YouTube channel for kids that features animated YouTubers called "LOONY GOONY" and is currently producing a video game in Austria and toys in Singapore.