What does your work aim to say?
My work focuses on depicting culture and everyday experiences with a touch of humor by transforming the considerably mundane or serious into the comical or lighthearted. I do this by distorting figures and exaggerating facial features, which have gradually become one of the key features of my works. Through the comically grotesque, I am able to depict my sense of beauty that celebrates the mundane, absurd, and unconventional.
What advantages are there for being a woman in the art world?
Today, we have more opportunities such as these social media accounts that mainly support the exposure and visibility of women artists.These accounts give women the opportunity to introduce themselves as artists. It also serves as an avenue for them to showcase their works. Two examples of these accounts are @thegreatwomenartists and @women_artists who celebrate women (exclusively) in the art industry. I feel that these accounts contribute a big effect to the art community because it emphasizes the quantity and quality of women artists that are living their passions around the world right now. Moreover, hashtags that give emphasis on women such as the #VisibleWomen hashtag on Twitter contribute just the same. It also recognizes art's capability to produce appeal and impact regardless of gender or who made.
Manila - Philippines