Kuala Lumpur
Fair 2024

André Wee (SG)

Illustrator, Creative Director, VR+AR+3D Artist

André Wee (b.1989) is an experimental illustrator that jumps between both the virtual and physical world when he creates his craft. The works that he creates blend Technology with Art as André discovers newer ways of engaging with his viewers with creative storytelling and imagery. Aside from putting pencil to paper and pushing digital paint across a virtual canvas, André hides animated layers within the physical world through Augmented reality where he embeds narratives within his illustrations.

Originally from Singapore, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design in the USA and is currently based back Singapore where he started his company, Studio André Wee (SAW). André works with notable clients such as Apple, Google, Facebook’s Oculus Rift, The UN and the New York Times and is frequently involved with the environmental awareness efforts through ‘Art and Technology ‘ with the MeshMinds Foundation.

Believing in the importance of nurturing a new generation of artists and image-makers who are constantly adapting to newer technologies, André also teaches drawing and introduces these approaches to illustration at the Nanyang Technological University and the Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore. He recently started conducting Virtual-Reality Storytelling workshops in Shanghai with Facebook and has been featured with his AR Illustrations in a full episode of Channel News Asia’s, “Into the Vault”- A series that celebrates the Bicentennial of Singapore. His works are currently being represented by the Mulan Gallery (Singapore) and he has been exhibited both locally and internationally over the course of his career.

Aside from making Art, André hopes to one day be able to put together and maintain a terrarium that will last longer than a week!