Rendering my imagination into HTML

Artwork by digital artist Helaryous depicting fashion designer Virgil Abloh.
Helaryous is a Canadian digital artist, whose primary medium is digital collage. After spending most of his life straddled between the pressures of his day job in various Montreal restaurant kitchens and his fruitless passion project Nextbop, a jazz blog he created in 2009, Helaryous found himself at rope’s end stranded in a state of constant pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization. Then in 2019, he committed to sobriety and slowly began to build a new life for himself eventually leading to the 2020 launch of his creative agency Carpe Omnia.

Although making digital art was never part of the plan, Helaryous began experimenting with Adobe Photoshop and launched Project F.T.B. (F*ck The Box) in November 2021, amidst the NFT craze. Bored by the genericness of Instagram accounts, the objective was to push the boundaries of creativity within the rigid constraints of the Instagram format.

His main inspiration, although primarily subconscious, is Brazilian contemporary artist Erick Medeiros whose artwork he first discovered in a Montreal art gallery. Some of his other favorite artists and designers include Virgil Abloh, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sarah Jane Burton, Alexander Calder, Fumito Ganryu, Alberto Giacometti, Cai Guo-Qiang, Rei Kawakubo, Martin Margiela, and Yohji Yamamoto (in alphabetical order).