This time Toombes turns the ever-art-watching eye towards Jakarta, Indonesia. There the digital artist GEM creates his hectic, super in-your-face tech-vibe illustrations.
He got into digital art circa 2018 when he finished his college in architecture and started to use collaging as a medium to create architectural presentations.
Before collaging, he ventured through a bunch of art mediums, from doodling to a mandala, and 3d vector art to graffiti. All of the styles he tried, took hours and some even days to finish the artwork. For him, the goal is to be able to create an artwork quickly and present the creative flow almost daily – The digital collage fulfills the criteria and he is able to express himself as wanted and at the same time allows him to experiment and discover.
Check out his Instagram, @gilbert_gemayel, for more of his glitchy illustrations. He told me that he treats the IG as a visual diary – you can find meaning or emotional traces almost from behind of all of his works, like when he falls in love or being heartbroken after.