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Rikognition (Kenson) is a VFX artist & motion graphics designer based in Los Angeles. He made his start at Wong Fu Productions, one of the original YouTube creator groups, and eventually expanded to work with clients such as Disney, ABC, and Warner Bros. Games.
More recently, Rikognition has partnered with a number of notable digital artists and brands to release original works of his own. Meet the Aurora Ex is Rikognition’s genesis drop on MakersPlace. The pieces represent nearly a decade of ongoing creation, refinement, and reimagining. The work is in part inspired by the story of a long-time friend and collaborator GOWE, who grew up in a Chinese family but was later shocked to find he was adopted from Korean biological parents. Like the destruction of a city, this moment shattered GOWE’s sense of self. In Aurora Ex, the character “Go” fights a sinister masked villain and an army of minions in his attempts to rescue “Aurora.”
Rikognition is passionate about increasing the awareness and visibility of Asians and Asian-Americans in culture and media. He’s inspired by the anime, games, and pixel art of his childhood.