People used to say, “tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” Even with a nice ring of truth to it, it’s a bit outdated now that part of what our brains eat up come from scrolling through an endless grid of squares. Nowadays in millennial lingo, we stalk feeds, and what you follow can pretty much sum you up. Pinterest’s got mood boards, Instagram has these tastefully raunchy and cutting-edge artists to give some introspective pizzazz to your feed. No need to fear accidental hearts when back-reading anymore, with their unfiltered art, you’d be tapping away over an explosion of bubble pop hues and their glitter infused reflections.
We’ve got Jappy to thank for adding a splash of color in between the cracks and gray corners of our cityscape. Leaving powerful strokes on his urban canvas, you could spot his murals a mile away, making your walk to work a little brighter.
Quatro pretty much aced his PhD on sarcastic studies with a hapimeel experience–turning portraits of Jollibee inside out, his bold and playful paintings poke fun at our youth’s pop culture.
An artist that holds no bars and knows no measurements, Pow touches on cultural dilemmas using a mix of muted colors to highlight his portrayal of human behavior in intricate and organized forms of natural patterns.
In true tyanganized fashion, she traps her overt and subliminal messages within the confines of her satirical toons. Masked with an electric feel to her aesthetic, she draws the line for women in hints of pink rebellion, all in the guise of portraits of our lowbrow unfiltered state.
A melancholic mermaid living in pastel seas, Anton’s works suck us into a world of his own – an eye-candy with a surprise filling of dark-flavored musings, we see his condensed feelings of turmoil and his anxious-filled bed stains in the undertones of gleaming pink, yellow and blue.
In a macabre series of romantic horrors, Yeo captures the tense polarity between innocence and pubertal rage. She visually plays with child-like illustrations disrupted by haunting tones – with soft lines tracing the imagery of a tormented reality, it’s the perfect presentation of human nature’s darker face lurking behind bubble gum smiles.
In a colorful meld of abstract and geometrical patterns of urban landscapes, Kris Abrigo’s strokes construct industrial references of our modern lifestyle.
Maria Jeona Zoleta
Another girl on the rise with works that scream of pussy power, Maria is an artist who isn’t afraid to flip the script and illustrate the true grandeur of unfiltered femininity. She shocks the Internet with her menstrual padded installations–a pornography collection of women minus the malice, and it inspires wanton self-exploration of girls’ genitalia.
–SWISS AND MISS