Since childhood, Marlon Thjong was fascinated by the magic of the glitter and sparkle from his mother’s jewels. Thanks to her,he got to read Vogue. Popart, pop music, fashion, disco, popculture, Andy Warhol, Diana Ross, Grace Jones, Toppop, Farrah Fawcett, Mr T.,James Bond, Dynasty, Jerry Hall, Azzedine Alaïa, Whitney Houston and Cindy Crawford,to name a few, became his perfect idols.Although popart is his main influence, he’s also interested in the old masters and Delftsblauw as well.
“I combine my love of a good sparkle and popculture perfection in my work.My choice of materials are sequins because of their great sparkle and the availability of many colours. Though I’ve been creative since my childhood, I have been making our world a prettier place sequin by sequin since starting Glitterator in 2012.”