James Chiew is from Singapore. He never had an art or design training. Painting started for him as a hobby. Later on he started with photography and in this art form James Chiew became famous. This was in fact the Beatrix 3-D artwork presented in ‘Paleis het Loo’ for the exhibition ‘Image of Beatrix’ in 2013. More recently, he also changed a Volkswagen Passat into an art object for a lease-company and the project Artcar 2015. In the meantime, Chiew also set up his own design studio and has become a major name in the hospitality and business art sector.