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Cognition, Creation, Conviction {2013}

Contemplations of the self.

So before my Hong Kong trip, I had to win an art contest. These are what I produced for the exhibit. And thanks to this triptych, I was able to re-experience Hong Kong Disneyland, familiarize with the uncomfortable feelings that came with cultural and social anxieties, as well as attain a bit of personal enrichment.

Cognition is about how we perceive. I was greatly inspired by how Philippine indigenous tribes created icons and pictograms to portray ideas. These were never realistic renderings, they were simple shapes but they could tell so much about how the people saw and understood and valued their surroundings. This is often present in indigenous Philippine textile designs which often held a vocabulary of visual representations.

Creation drew a lot from contemplations about how a people may communicate. Our use of language or even the act of birthing and articulating an idea, reveals us. It’s curious how natural some words roll of our tongues, like neologisms and colloquialisms, and it tells so much about what we are as individuals and as collectives.

Conviction is about beliefs. The ideas we attach to ourselves constructs the persona that we are perceived. I used the image of the Lingling-O as an attempt to convey that idea.  Lingling-O’s are symbols, often crafted into wearable pendants in some tribes in the Philippines. Depending on the tribe, their meanings may vary, but these meanings are always attached or appended to the bearer of the Lingling-O.

And that was my rationale for all three paintings in nutshells. Thank you and goodnight.

Gossip
This is a semi-refined version of one of the sketches I’ve been doodling in Photoshop today. I’m making studies for a painting that must be perfect. And it has to be done by next week. Time is running out and my ideas are still pretty much scrambled at the moment. Hopefully, I figure out what I want to see before the end of this month.

Gossip

This is a semi-refined version of one of the sketches I’ve been doodling in Photoshop today. I’m making studies for a painting that must be perfect. And it has to be done by next week. Time is running out and my ideas are still pretty much scrambled at the moment. Hopefully, I figure out what I want to see before the end of this month.

Emergernce (2012)
Acrylic on Canvas
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This is possibly a WIP. I sorta want to re-do the rabbit part. But we’ll let fate tell me if I can.
This’ll be for sale tomorrow at Cubital Fossa, which is my block’s exhibit/contribution for this year’s Fine Arts Fair 2012 at The University of The Philippines College of Fine Arts. So come on down to the college, because a day of art is a day of awesomeness.

The exhibit shall be open from 10:30 - 5:30. So please do drop by. Support sleepless and perpetually busy 3rd year Block X 2011-2012. Haha! 

Emergernce (2012)

Acrylic on Canvas

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This is possibly a WIP. I sorta want to re-do the rabbit part. But we’ll let fate tell me if I can.

This’ll be for sale tomorrow at Cubital Fossa, which is my block’s exhibit/contribution for this year’s Fine Arts Fair 2012 at The University of The Philippines College of Fine Arts. So come on down to the college, because a day of art is a day of awesomeness.

The exhibit shall be open from 10:30 - 5:30. So please do drop by. Support sleepless and perpetually busy 3rd year Block X 2011-2012. Haha! 

The Hunter’s Daughter - 2011

One day, Eleanor Skipwitch woke up to find her father, world-renowned paranormal zoologist Elijah Skipwitch, had been kidnapped. But thanks to her father’s training, she may just have the skills to find her father and save the world. Her journey will be quite an adventure; filled with impossible dangers, poison darts, intricate conspiracies, and discount peppermint candy.

Welcome to my hundredth post! Yey!
The colors are greatly inspired by the films of one of my favorite visionary filmmakers, Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Now that this is over, time for me to move on to my next project! This is called building a portfolio. Huzzah!

The Hunter’s Daughter - 2011

One day, Eleanor Skipwitch woke up to find her father, world-renowned paranormal zoologist Elijah Skipwitch, had been kidnapped. But thanks to her father’s training, she may just have the skills to find her father and save the world. Her journey will be quite an adventure; filled with impossible dangers, poison darts, intricate conspiracies, and discount peppermint candy.

Welcome to my hundredth post! Yey!

The colors are greatly inspired by the films of one of my favorite visionary filmmakers, Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Now that this is over, time for me to move on to my next project! This is called building a portfolio. Huzzah!

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