Desmond Tjon a Koy

1993

Desmond Tjon A Koy started working at the Cordaan art studio and woodwork studio in 2011, where his draughtsmanship skills were quickly noticed. Desmond enjoys...

Desmond Tjon A Koy started working at the Cordaan art studio and woodwork studio in 2011, where his draughtsmanship skills were quickly noticed. Desmond enjoys using pencil and fineliner pen to address themes that are, on the one hand, linked to black rap culture (such as artists including 2Pac), while on the other, are inspired by religion. His triptych Black Jesus sees him blend both of his fields of interest. In 2013, Desmond participated in the Erasmus+ programme, a European exchange project
involving organisations based in Amsterdam, Brighton (England) and Cork (Ireland).