About Amok Island
Amok Island (born Amsterdam, 1983) is a self-taught self-employed artist/designer living in Perth, Western Australia.
On land you can find his super sized marine creatures painted on public walls. If you search below sea level, you could come across one of his large concrete letter sculptures, slowly being covered by sea life.
From his studio in Inglewood Amok Island paints large colourful canvases of sea creatures and coastal aerial views. His hand made screenprints are from start till finish produced at his studio, exposing the screens using the light of the sun.
After growing up and more than a decade of painting walls in the heart of Amsterdam, his love for everything tropical has led him travelling through Asia, ending up in Western Australia in 2009. Amok Island is passionate about underwater photography, which often provides the reference to his work.
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2008 Bitterzoet Gallery Space, Amterdam, The Netherlands
2009 Little Creatures Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2010 The Butcher Shop Gallery, Northbridge, Western Australia
2010 Swings and Roundabouts Gallery, Margaret River, Western Australia
2010 Little Creatures Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2011 Hole In The Wall Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2012 Merenda Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2006 ARTBEAT, BG Gallery Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. W. Zedz, Nug, Imtek, Point, Viagrafik, Graphic Surgery and others.
2007 Me Bike Festival, Westergasterrein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. W. The London Police, Morcky, Flying Fortress, Boghe, Lordh, Laser 3.14, Ms Van and others.
2008 Mikosa Magazine 4 launch exhibition, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. W. Wayne Horse, Laser 3.14, London Police, Morcky, Boghe, Lordh and others
2010 Popsicle Ping Pong Bat exhibition, Pop Up shop, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Western Australia
2010/2011 3 x Wine Barrel Exhibition, Swings and Roundabouts Gallery, Margaret River, Western Australia. W. J.Matthiessen, Brooke Bobridge, Yok, Fudge.
2011 Kingbrown Magazine 6 Launch Exhibition at The Butcher Shop Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia. W. Yok, Numskull, Morning Breath, Sean Morris, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Jessie Mitchell and others.
2012 Living Walls Exhibition at FORM Gallery, Perth, Western Australia. W. Beastman, Jodee Knowles, Sean Morris and others.
2012 Kingbrown Magazine 8 Launch Exhibition. The Butcher Shop Gallery, Northbridge, Western Australia. W. Ben Horton, Steve Gourlay, Beastman, Phibs, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Sean Morris, Yok, Sheryo, Lister, Reka, Twoone and others.
2012 SeeSaw Exhibition, The Butcher Shop Gallery, Northbridge, Western Australia. W. Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Sarah McCloskey, DeathBot, Straker, Cheeks and others.
2013 Making Waves For The Kimberly Art Exhibition - Spacecubed Gallery, Perth WA
2012 The Butcher Shop window display for Popsicle. Northbridge, Western Australia
2012 Momentum window display for Amok Island skateboard launch. Fremantle, Western Australia
2013 Public installation, Concrete letters. Various locations in Western Australia.