Kara Yong Malaysia

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Kara Yong is an artist and illustrator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Born into a traditional Chinese family, Kara explores different mentalities, expectations and never-ending questions through vivid and colorful creations. “Bridging the gaps between art and design, construction and management,” Kara is a self-confessed rebel and spoke to us about her series of self-portraits, “Identity,” “An Optical Delusion” and “Women Rising:” a collection of daily drawings depicting women which she created during lockdown 2020 – “I wanted to see them in an optimistic light, and share that optimism with those who are still struggling.”

“I’m glad we no longer need to feed our girls the mentality that they must depend on someone else.”