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AW177

Queens, NYC

Allen Wen, aka AW177, is a self-taught artist/designer with a bright and vivid style influenced by Chinese culture, Asian motifs, graffiti and technical illustration.

Allen Wen, aka AW177, is a self-taught artist/designer with a bright and vivid style influenced by Chinese culture, Asian motifs, graffiti and technical illustration.

Born and raised in Queens, NYC, I take my life experiences, inspirations and concepts to mix them together and create a colorful and festive, yet powerful and emotional feel to my work.

The artist name AW177 is an amalgamation of initials of my real name along w/ numerals that hold a special meaning to me. The same can be said with my artwork – an amalgamation of different mediums, subjects and ideas that work together to form pieces of unique art that have special and powerful meanings.