by Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Sam Yong is an emerging designer, illustrator, and self-taught artist from Auckland, New Zealand. Currently, he is based in Melbourne and has just finished his shared exhibition at Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, and his first solo exhibition Unnatural Selection at Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood.

Yong’s works are intricately detailed and hauntingly beautiful. His subjects are portrayed with so much tension, emotion, and at times, cruelty. He says he loves to primarily use pencil and colour pencil, but has recently delved into oil panting as well.