These little trinkets of my life,
Welcome, my friend.
My name is Alvin Koay and I want to invite you to peek into my universe.
Having lived a roller-coaster life, I have collected those little adventures along my path and displayed them in my artworks. Each of them is a small part of my soul that I want to share and each work is a tale in itself.
I taught myself to create art in 2017, during the worst struggles of my life and it started as a form of escapism.
Eventually, my works became the almost surreal images that I see in the theaters of my mind.
All the pieces that I make are internal visions from my memories, hopes, expectations, worries and identity.
These images intuitively flow onto the canvases through the brushes and colored paints. Each of the artworks encapsulates every drop of my being as they are expressed intuitively, without any planning whatsoever.
I would just be in the moment and be in the state of flow as I let loose onto the canvas. As the process of art making takes shape, the forms and objects start to emerge and intuitively I would know that
it is something that comes from deep within.
I can instantly relate the art to an episode in my life that bore very strong memories, emotions and state. I believe this is the true and unadulterated form of art and expression.
This is me, my art and my little life stories. Welcome to my world.
The Hypocrite CollectionThis Hypocrite series consists of: - 100% original painting by me - Hyper-lapse videos of me painting the large artwork - 11 fantasy animal collectibles that have been created based on the original painting Each fantasy animal represents a character in the political food chain Invest and collect these limited-edition NFTs.
Private Collection 2021 (14)This collection consists of 100% original paintings by me. These are some of my latest pieces and they are digitized from the physical work. On the physical artwork, you will see shifting hues on the canvas, from light green to peach beige in the background when viewed from different angles. It is very special and rare. Invest and collect these…
Private Collection 2017-2020 (13)This collection consists of 100% original paintings by me and are digitized from the physical work. This is a series of paintings I created during my years running a technology startup company which eventually failed. During those times, my children were just growing up and the business was struggling to stay afloat. It was a bad situation as I did…
Title: Hi-Bye Friends, 2020
Dimension: 24: X 20"
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
A famous novelist once said that “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.”
When I was a kid, I always wanted to have lots of friends but as I grow older, I realized that this is not as important as having a handful of truly good friends.
Many people would have passed by your life path over the decades. Some of them made an impact on you, some are just a fleeting glimpse.
Just like leaves in the wind.
Occasionally, there is this one special-looking leaf that catches your eyes, but, just as with any Hi-bye friends, it disappears as soon as the next gust of wind blows by.
"Hello, my new friend. Nice to make your acquaintance."...
"Bye bye, friend, till we meet again, someday..."