Humour plays a big part in designer, artist and musician Markus Hofko (aka The Rainbowmonkey)’s work. He loves the random nature of collage and the unpredictability of the outcome: ‘I guess it’s some kind of absurdity. A surreal factor that makes us wonder. It’s the unseen and surprising. A clash of things that don’t belong together but suddenly do. It’s fun.’ Born in Germany but now residing in New Zealand, Hofko is involved in many side projects as well as his commissioned work; one of these is the music project Okyo, for which he designed a website homepage featuring a mask with five different interchangeable elements and 7,776 ...

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