2009 - 2014

Rai Cruz

Filipino Street Art Project

The Filipino Street Art Project

Circuit Breaker

Circuit Breaker

Circuit Breaker. Rai Cruz, a father figure to the Manila street art scene, was introduced to street art by one of his art students, Jo Ocampo. 

The Deep Blue. Rai fell in love with street art as a medium, happy to reach more people through his work and not exclude those who cannot afford the gallery or museum fees. 

Hunger

Hunger

Hunger

Thirteenth O'clock. "This mural is a wish that thirteenth o'clock could exist. It is a wish that somehow we could extend time. It's about how quickly time passes and how short life is. Originally my intended title for this was "Time Lapse". This was supposed to be a tribute to the victims of the Florida Bus Company Accident in Mt. Province, Philippines. However on my way home after the paint session, I received tragic news that a close friend of mine suddenly passed away. I dedicate this mural to his remembrance." - Rai Cruz

Ligaw na Organismo (Lost Organism). "These works are part of an on-going series of mine featuring a bizarre entity with large eyeballs which occasionally incorporates some figures as well.The primary objective in these works is to insinuate critical thinking in the viewers.The eyeballs are present to suggest that its viewers are seeing a creature of some sort. It also suggests that the city is one big entity wherein the organic and inorganic are somewhat in harmony. Early in this series I utilized the color red because it was my available paint. Later on I consciously selected it because it immediately attracts attention." - Rai Cruz

Ligaw na Organismo II (Lost Organism II)

Ligaw na Organismo III (Lost Organism III). Rai's work often contains eyeballs, confronting viewers directly and challenging them to see their environment in a new way. 

Pusali. "These works are part of an on-going series of mine featuring a bizarre entity with large eyeballs which occasionally incorporates some figures as well.The primary objective in these works is to insinuate critical thinking in the viewers.The eyeballs are present to suggest that its viewers are seeing a creature of some sort. It also suggests that the city is one big entity wherein the organic and inorganic are somewhat in harmony. Early in this series I utilized the color red because it was my available paint. Later on I consciously selected it because it immediately attracts attention." - Rai Cruz

Open Heart of the City

Open Heart of the City

Open Heart of the City

Mang Rudy Mcbayawak

Mang Rudy Mcbayawak

Mang Rudy Mcbayawak

Sticky 1. "Sticky Series: these are some of my earliest works. The Watcher Series evolved from this idea. The original intention was to create artwork that will easily grab attention, a work that can easily adapt to different space considerations, and an artwork that somehow confronts its audience." - Rai Cruz

Sticky II

Sticky III

Sticky IV

Sticky V

Sticky VI

Sticky VII. Rai is currently a professor of fine arts  at Mapua University in Intramuros, Manila. 

Sticky

Drips

Boxed In

Don't be Closed Minded

Unnecessary Complexity

Unnecessary Complexity

Untitled

Split. More of Rai's work can be seen on his website, www.raicruz.com. 

Split

The Next Victim. "A friend and fellow street artist, Lamok, told me that in the area where I painted this, there is on-going violence that often results in the loss of lives." - Rai Cruz

The Next Victim

Robobliss Head. Robobliss murals are from the Bliss Market Project organized by artist and curator J Pacena II.

Robobliss Right Arm

Robobliss Left Arm

Rai Cruz x Kaff-eine. While Rai usually works alone, he will sometimes collaborate with other street artists. This is a collaborative piece with Kaff-eine, an Australian street artist who visited the Philippines to paint in 2013. 

Rai Cruz x Kaff-eine

Door

Digital Vision

Digital Vision

Out of the Box

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