Born in 1978 to an English father and Singaporean mother, Myoshka’s life and work has been significantly influenced by a mix of Eastern and Western cultures. His artworks are created with meticulous and painstaking detail and utilise skills from a number of visual disciplines. The images can also be found tattooed on his and his followers’ bodies.
Myoshka’s oeuvre is driven by balance and contrast – the artist re-appropriates symbols and sacred geometric shapes from religious contexts such Buddhism and Islam. For each element of Myoshka’s work, one finds its opposite closely integrated, allowing the interaction of negative with positive, the dialogue between light and dark and the tension between disruption and harmony.
Within each artwork a powerful optical effect is created as the artist appropriates and masters a core symbol or element. He concedes that creating these intricate, highly detailed patterns and forms is a meditative process.