Multitude Series Black Ink Drawings

These are a selection of on-going drawings from the artist’s “Multitude” series in black ink pen. The drawings are created on parchment and Japanese paper from 2007-present.

Multitude is a series of drawings that are based on the idea that “by unifying the many, a powerful message is conceived,” explains the artist. The same philosophy can be universal when applied to politics, architecture, wars and social environments. Tong’s drawings are populated by an expansive cast of human hybrid characters.  The artist uses repetitive imagery, based on inspirations of pointillism and pixels to create a foundation for his drawings.  Despite the works complexity the artist avoids any direct narrative, which he consequentially invites various interpretations.