BasBee is a Swiss autodidact artist based in Hong Kong. From an engineering background, he started his recent painting journey back in May 2021 in Dubai. His first motivation was simply to hang artworks on the walls of his home and the next thing he knew was the colors and flow felt just right, meditative. He learnt about the palettes and textures by repainting over previous un-satisfying works until it clicks. October 2021 was the tipping point when he envisioned “#PinkOctober”, with the core goal of dedicating the painting to the Brest Cancer Awareness Month. The artwork is auctioned online, and the proceeds donated to the local Dubai “Al Jaleela Foundation” for the Breast Cancer Research & Awareness. Shortly after his move to Hong Kong in November 2021, BasBee reiterates this human experience for the Lunar New Year and auctions a painting “A Tiger for the People” then distributes the proceeds in red pockets (Lai see) to the people cleaning the streets of the city. BasBee mostly works with liquid acrylic and the “swoosh” technique to let the colors express themselves organically or sometimes us-ing a pendulum to create hypnotic backgrounds. His recent focus is also to digitalize his paint-ings to offer both the physical and associated non-Fungible artwork on the blockchain, as a certificate of authenticity but also to expose in your virtual Metaverse home.
Art is often considered as a way of expression, a storytelling from the artist to the public, through the finished artwork. The process of “making” art is more like a therapy, a deeper connection between the artist’s mind and the medium.