Tilen Ti does not believe in still life. His depictions of any subjects defy reality, rendered in colour that he senses rather than sees. Vivid with hues of every imaginable colour, his painting turns familiar subjects into strange, and flamboyant versions of themselves.
A self-taught artist, Tilen was born in Raub, a small town in Pahang, Malaysia. He attended Saito Academy of Art, where he obtained a diploma in commercial art. In 2006, he moved to Singapore. He began painting in 2009 and has since made a name for himself for his distinct style.