Kookoo is a Filipina street artist, painter, advertising designer, photographer, and graphic artist. Though she's based in Quezon City, Kookoo is an extremely prolific artist whose work can be seen throughout Metro Manila.
“I think it doesn’t really matter if I am a woman or a man. My gender doesn’t really separate me from the other artists.”
“ How did I go from loving art as a kid to painting on the streets? As we grow older we meet new people along the way who inspire us in different ways. I think I got it from the people I’ve met.
I was exposed to different sorts of artists and these people became part of my interest in street art. I think that part brought me here to this field and this community.
Besides being influenced, I think I naturally became more open-minded in exploring different things, and one of these things was street art and graffiti.”
“I draw and paint girls. Sometimes just in black and white line art, sometimes rendered in flat colors, sometimes realistic. I am very open to experimenting with different mediums, even digital art.”
“I just like to paint women, maybe because I have fun creating them — their hair, facial features, emotions, style. They aren’t based on real people or personalities, they are created by my imagination.”
-Interview excerpts from www.filipinostreetart.tumblr.com
Explore more of Kookoo's work by viewing her Behance portfolio - http://www.behance.net/kookooramos.
Artist — Kookoo Ramos
For more, see — www.filipinostreetart.com