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. His work includes collaborations with Bosslogic, Funimation, Wuz Good, Riot Games, tedslittledream, and others.

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. Learn More



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 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 "Goh" fights a sinister masked villain and an army of minions in his attempts to rescue "Aurora." Rikognition imagines Goh’s struggle as a parallel to his own battle waged against the systemic under-representation of Asians and Asian-Americans in culture and media, and GOWE’s battle to reconcile his own identity. Aurora, a symbol of freedom and community, ultimately returns to help Goh win the day, ushering in a new era of profound opportunity.

One 1/1 Auction and Two Limited Editions


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