Karan Singh is a multidisciplinary Australian artist and illustrator originally from Sydney now living and working in Amsterdam. He attended the University of Sydney and Malmö University in Sweden, where he studied Interaction Design which influenced his interest in combining new media with visual art.
His distinct work is a contemporary and playful mixture of op-art and mid-century graphic design. Through restricted yet vibrant colour palettes and hypnotising pattern, he explores and exploits our perception of depth and movement.
Singh’s interests lie in the banality of shapes and objects which often feature as the subjects of his work. His explorations investigate how we transform the banal into the extraordinary by implanting them with hope, ritual and nostalgia. His art lives in an eclectic variety of mediums, from prints and sculpture to music videos and augmented reality installations.
His professional career as a commercial illustrator has seen him based in a number of cities including Tokyo, New York, Malmö, Sydney, Melbourne and now Amsterdam, where he’s worked with the likes of Instagram, IBM, Apple, Air BNB, Nike and the band OK Go.