Amok Island

Biography

Amok Island [born Amsterdam, 1983] is a multi-disiplinary artist from the Netherlands, based in Fremantle, Western Australia and if he weren't an artist he would be a Biologist. His work explores his lifelong fascination with nature and her relationships and history with mankind. An undercurrent of appreciation for, and the need to preserve nature, can be detected through his work. Amok Island pursues a point of balance where minimal shape and colour remain capable of realistically representing a subject. To accomplish this, he renders his subjects to near bare minimum geometric elements of form, and places paramount importance on the use of a carefully considered colour palette. Amok Island has created murals in over 20 countries worldwide and exhibited his work in Australia, the Netherlands and Japan.