Zoie Lam, the illustrator, visionary and creator of ZL BY ZLISM
She is the visionary behind Zlism, an imaginary planet meticulously crafted with its inhabitants and events. The benevolent characters exude positive energy, springing to life through Zoie’s artistic endeavors, each painting unveiling captivating stories. Zoie’s creations often manifest as intricate tapestries, densely woven with patterns and vibrant hues. Her drawings serve as a medium to shed light on diverse social phenomena, allowing her ideas to take shape on the canvas. Worked with brands like Dr Martens, Vans, New Balance, Levis, HK WHISKEY, Samsung, Reebok, Nike, Facebook & many more. Her own fashion brand Zl by Zlism brings her work to another spectrum of creativity.
Zoie Lam is from Hong Kong, and continues to live and work in the city. As the creator of the imaginary planet Zlism, her painterly vision tells of the residents and happenings of this surreal world.
A storyteller through visual art, she brings her kind-hearted characters to life, unfolding their stories in paintings. Through this creative practice, the artist expresses her position on various social phenomena.
“ZL” are the initials of Zoie Lam, while “LISM” stands for her philosophy and ideas.
The subjects of the world of ZLISM are imaginary creatures modeled on various food items, which are from an imaginary ‘Food Planet.’
photography & retouch @keyistudio / Izabella Chrobok @berlin_bunny_ & Grzegorz Bacinski @eyes_dice
models Clara Jade @clarababy100 from @calcarriesmodel
Wilfred Wong @thatwilfred from @newyorkmodels
wardrobe by @zl_by_zlism styled by @zoielam08
story published in @keyimagazine
special thanks to @karenpaint
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