Lee Hon Kit picked up his love for drawing at a young age. He often spent time doodling and drawing whenever he could. Nurtured by loving parents, who granted him unfettered access to comics, his love for the medium grew. He soon develop the talent to draw comics of his own. At age 13, he left his hometown in Malaysia for Singapore after he successfully applied for the ASEAN Scholarship. After his studies at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College, his love for art motivated him to pursue his interest at the National University of Singapore, where he earned a B.A. (Hons) in Architecture. During NUS, he continued to draw comics for comic publications and The Sunday Times. His popular weekly comic series “Huntsman” continued for 2 seasons. He won 3rd prize in both National Computing Board and Computimes Digital Art Competitions (1997). Lee is the founder of Visualmediaworks. Today, his's expertise in both architectural design and visual arts makes him highly sought after for projects that demand a seamless fusion of the two. While exploring digital visualization independently, he marries his comic artistry with cutting-edge digital tools, creating a future-oriented and captivating art form. Particularly fascinated by envisioning harmonious coexistence between society, nature, and new technologies, Lee focuses on developing realistic and rational scientific innovations rather than fantasy or science fiction. His visions reflect a promising future, offering clarity and the assurance of progress.
"As the sea level rises dramatically due to climatic changes, the project “Starpore” envisions a nomadic aquatic Singapore, as floating clusters of five starfish islands. Each starfish will be self-sustainable with zero carbon footprint. The crescent shaped beach and nature reserve will become a natural weekend getaway for starfish dwellers. I am particularly interested in developing visions of future-living, of how society, nature and new technology can co-exist harmoniously together, especially in land-scarce Singapore. It is not fantasy science fiction but clear and rational scientific innovations that can happen sometime in the future. These visions hope to bring across clarity and a promise that the future will be better than today.”