From Costa Rica, Felipe Wong, a.k.a. FEW is a Latino-Chinese graphics designer with background in advertising (Graphic Designer, Illustrator 2004-2010, Costa Rica) and toys (Art Director 2010-2017, Hong Kong). FEW has been doing big formats since 2015 and his graphic style ranges from clean shapes that derive from his digital work experience to shaggy, vibrant lines to express energy.
Often the themes can be based on random and trivial events dramatised with irony and characters usually depict monsters and fantastic animals that represent the inner nature of people in the city. The monsters we are, the monsters that run into us in a crowded corner in Mongkok, the monsters that hide in plain sight and make this city what it is.
“Painted art is a recorded event that sometimes can be taken seriously and find a greater mission but sometimes art is just a fun conversation with another artist or a casual spectator. Art is a tool to tell stories of all kinds to audiences of all kinds where art should be inclusive and not exclusive”.