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Howie Kim is a visual artist based in Singapore. He works with various mediums including digital illustrations, animation, gifs, photo manipulations, creative direction and paintings.


Fascinated with all things kitsch, bizarre and surreal, Kim creates unnaturally distorted figures, juxtaposing them in surrealistic and mysterious realms that disrupt the line between reality and fantasy. In correspondence to this, he has recently adopted Augmented Reality as a new form of medium, creating face mask filters and distributing them on social media.

Howie Kim’s whimsical style of works has allowed him to work with commercial establishments such as IWC Schaffhausen, Universal Music Group, DBS, Martell, Tiger Beer, GCDS as well as having his works published in several magazines.



IWC Schaffhausen / DBS / Shiseido / NGS / MCCY / Tiger Beer / GCDS / Gentle Bones / Universal Music Group / Martell / Female Magazine / Icon Magazine / Singapore Tourism Board / Kult / Eyeyah / Singapore Chinese Cultural Center / Singapore Brand Office / NDP2021



The Straits Times - Home grown animators and artists get spotlight at National Day Parade this year, August 2021

Zaobao - 今年国庆庆典将采用更多动画元素, August 2021

Impact Youthopia - Impact 0122: Art out of this world, August 2021

Business Times - The NFT Effect on Art, March 2021

The Straits Times - Singapore's new breed of creative talents brings fresh ideas and perspective to design, October 2020

FEMALE - The Digital-Era Boy Wizard Behind Our First Illustrated Cover For The June 2020 Issue, June 2020

i-D - Instagram's anti-plastic surgery rules are stifling young filter artists, December 2019

It's Nice That - Anything and everything is possible in Howie Kim's digital fantasy worlds, November 2019

ZULA - 5 Millennial Artists In Singapore On How They Got Started And Their Latest Works, October 2019

Object Lesson Space - Howie Kim on making art that entertains, the Millennial generation, and what authenticity means in the age of social media, October 2019

BURO - Singaporean artist Howie Kim's kawaii pop-surrealism questions authenticity in the digital age, October 2019

VICE Asia - An Inside Look Into GIF Art, The Medium Of Our Generation, March 2019

so far - After Truth and Tears, There's The Howie Show, January 2019

ICON Magazine, April Issue, April 2018

IWC Schaffhausen X ICON Magazine | 150 Years | Creative Collaboration


HOKKfabrica –[專訪] Awesome Art: 最愛他的怪奇, 小宇宙, 遇見新加坡插畫師

Howie Kim, February 2018

SG Magazine – Meet the artist behind the whimsical  illustrations behind Gentlebones’
and Myrne’s video for “JU1Y”, September 2017

Culture Push, 17th December by Howie Kim, February 2017


Harper’s Bazaar Singapore – 15 Creative Singaporeans You Need To Know
Right Now, January 2017

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