Artist Profile

alvin koay artist

Alvin Koay is a self-taught contemporary artist and is best known for his intuitive style of painting and bold colors.

Resonating with the abstract expressionism movement of post world war II, he is influenced by early works of Willem de Kooning, Basquiat, Picasso and other great painters of that era. All of his works are based on impulses, spontaneity and improvisation. He constantly finds “accidental aesthetics” as he attacks the canvas with vigorous colors, lines and textures.

He paints his state of mind and emotions, with motives from mother nature, animals and his personal life experiences. Alvin uses primarily acrylic on canvas as his preferred medium.

When he is not painting, Alvin is an entrepreneur and runs multiple businesses in ecommerce, marketing, international import/export and media.

In 2014, Alvin’s technology startup company won both the business category & overall winner at an international tech startup competition organized by The Guardian.There were 32 global tech startup companies participated and judging was by a panel of 10 that consisted of academicians, venture capitalists, media captains.

His technology company, created interactive rich media ad campaigns for companies like Softbank, Mercedez, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and other major international brands.