Enamel Paintings
These paintings are nostalgic reminiscences of Philippine popular culture using kitschy references like the stickers found in our public transportation jeepneys and street art to make witty, acerbic statements. I chose enamel to replicate the vinyl-like texture and saccharine colors of the ubiquitous jeepney sticker-aesthetic. I further explore the materiality of enamel paint and simulate the machine process of printing by pouring it directly on a stretched canvas laid flat. I “herd” the paint without using traditional paint brushes to conform to the images on canvas - just like the good shepherd who tends to his flock. I consider the spills and drips and accidental textures as wayward sheep.
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enamel on canvas, 36 x 48 in. 2012 enamel on canvas, 48 x 72 in. 2012 enamel on canvas, 12 x 12 in. 2012 SOLD enamel on canvas, 48 x 72 in. 2012 SOLD enamel on canvas, 48 x 72 in. 2011 SOLD enamel on canvas, 48 x 72 in. 2012 SOLD enamel on canvas, 12 x 12 in. 2012 enamel on canvas, 12 x 12 in. 2012 enamel on canvas, 48 x 72 in. 2012 SOLD work in progress shot enamel on canvas, 48 x 72 in. 2009 SOLD work in progress, at the LMCC Workspace Residency, 2006 enamel on canvas, 48 x 72 in. 2006 SOLD enamel on plated steel, 18 x 12 in. 2008 SOLD enamel on plated steel, 18 x 12 in. 2008 SOLD enamel on plated steel, 18 x 12 in. 2008 enamel on plated steel, 18 x 12 in. 2008 SOLD enamel on plated steel, 18 x 12 in. 2008 SOLD enamel on plated steel, 18 x 12 in. 2008 enamel on plated steel, 18 x 12 in. 2008