‘Siege’ by Kevin Tong

 

There is no questioning the intent in each of Kevin Tong‘s illustrations. He speaks the narrative clearly, the character sublime, each element builds towards a wave of purpose. In his film poster work, Tong shows the movie as well as the theme, the true heart, of the film. In his art prints, he looks at the world through a classic lens — life, death, love, and the intricacies between each from the perspective of pure objectivity.

For his art print ‘Siege,’ Tong pauses the moment of death of a single soldier. This is not modern warfare but something more ancient. The armor and spear give the figure away as a citizen-soldier of Greece, a hoplite, a force of free citizens that utilized precise formations over military training and quality weaponry. Tong shows us the dying soldier, with her foe tied to the same bleak fate. To the Greeks, to the soldier, this is a triumph. The goal of society over that of the self. In this Tong does what he does best, highlighting a minor moment in the greater world but a major event for those living it. One soldier’s death is a number in a newspaper, but to that soldier and her enemy, it is the ending of themselves.

 

Tong’s ‘Siege’ will debut at DesignerCon Booth #2519 November 16th – 18th, 2018

Any remaining copies will be available in his shop at a later date.

 

 

'Siege' (Regular) by Kevin Tong

‘Siege’ (Regular) by Kevin Tong

 

‘Seige’ (Regular)

18″ x 24″ screen print on 100 lb white cover paper

signed and numbered

Screen printed with metallic inks

Edition of 100

 

'Siege' (Variant) by Kevin Tong

‘Siege’ (Variant) by Kevin Tong

 

 

‘Seige’ (Variant)

18″ x 24″ screen print on 100 lb white cover paper

signed and numbered

Screen printed with metallic inks

Edition of 50

 

 

(L) Reference photo shot by Holly Burnham with model Kelsey Dylan | (R) 'Seige' by Kevin Tong

(L) Reference photo shot by Holly Burnham with model Kelsey Dylan | (R) ‘Seige’ by Kevin Tong

 

 

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