The Filipino Street Art Project
Untitled, Exld, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Untitled, Exld, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Untitled, Exld, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project

“I remember making art when I was in high school but back then I never thought about making it as a career or have a living with it. I was hooked on skateboarding when I entered college and I was really amazed by the board graphics that I saw on skate magazines. Back then, internet was not yet very accessible so that was also my intro to street art/graffiti. I guess it somehow made me want to make art.”

Untitled, Exld, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
untitled, Ungga, Exld Manila, 2009, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Untitled, Exld, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
untitled, Ungga, Egg Fiasco, Exld Manila, Kookoo, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Somerset Skate Park, Exld, 2010, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Somerset Skate Park

“I try to be as progressive as possible when I create something. Like, I always try to look back at my previous works and look for areas I need to develop. I know for a fact that street art should have some kind of “social relevance” or something political and rebellious, but for me, its more of a personal thing. 

I honestly don’t know what my style is or what style I should be doing. Sometimes I have no idea where to begin so I let things fall into place and let it decide for me. In the process, I try to make art as honest and natural as it can be. Art is dynamic, it is always changing and progressing and sometimes it gets brutally frustrating.”

Untitled, Jood, Whoop Wonka, Exld, Boy Agimat, Kookoo, unknown, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
untitled, Ungga, Egg Fiasco, Exld Manila, Ger, Tripp63, Chill, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Untitled, Exld, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
A Certain Sense of Urgency, Exld, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
A Certain Sense of Urgency
The Feeding Program, Exld, 2010, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
The Feeding Program
Untitled, Exld, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
2009 Year Ender, Exld, 12/2009, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Drone, Exld, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project

“I’m a part of Pilipinas Street Plan (PSP). I’ve been painting with them since 2007. I am also a part of Secret Studio and I also represent SecretFresh Gallery.”

Train Tracks, Exld, 2009, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Committed, Exld, 2010, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Committed

“I think if i could make two or more people talk about what we do and how it inspires and motivate them after our time, then that’s the brand of immortality we relentlessly pursue.”

- Interview excerpts from www.filipinostreetart.tumblr.com

untitled, Ungga, Egg Fiasco, Exld Manila, 2010, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Credits: Story

Artist — EXLD Manila
For more, see — www.filipinostreetart.com

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