The 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.”

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.”

A Certain Sense of Urgency
The Feeding Program

“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.”

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

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

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