Vince Low is a Malaysian artist, best know for his scribble art portraits.
Facts About Vince Low
Vince Low was born in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
As a child, Vince Low struggled with reading. It wasn’t until he came up with his scribble art technique to produce work for a dyslexia awareness campaign that he realised that he too was dyslexic.
He is a massive supporter of Persatuan Dyslexia Malaysia.
He believes his dyslexia has had a massive impact on his art and life. Because he was unable to turn to the written word for advice and guidance, he was more open to experimentation and trying something new.
The only way I could improve my art or learn something new was to just try anything and everything that came to mind. Maybe that’s why my work, like my scribble art, feels different because I’m so used to letting myself experimentVince Low
His scribble art portraits of famous people and celebrities take between 10 and 24 hours to complete, and they are made up of different ink scribbles ranging from zig-zags to figure-of-eights to free-flowing curves and loops.
He developed his scribble art style by working in his sketchbook.
Vince Low creates his scribble art portraits with 0.4 and 0.6 pens, and he works on mounting board.
He has exhibited his work in Singapore, Malaysia, Germany and London.
Vince Low has produced dozens of portraits, including artwork based on Madonna, Kobe Bryant, Johnny Depp, Michael Jordan, Charlie Chaplin, and Bruce Lee.
In his Tilted Faces project, Vince Low drew portraits of Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein, and John Lennon (all dyslexic or suspected to be dyslexic).
He says he gets inspiration for his work by “going out, meeting new people, and listening to their interesting stories”.
He loves music, and he plays the drums.
He is a keen runner, and he regularly goes to the gym.
I started off by scribbling on my sketchbook, trying to find a direction. And over time, I discovered something in those scribbles – potential. I knew that it would be a challenge for me to scribble out and capture the souls and characters of those people in the portraits.Vince Low