Niel Defeo - Iba't Ibang Uri Ng Alipin
Artist: Niel Defeo
Title: Iba't Ibang Uri ng Alipin
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Unframed size: 27 x 38 inches
Framed size: 44 x 34 inches
About the Artist:
Neil Defeo (b. 1989) is a self-taught artist who produces work that is consistently recognized at the Vision Petron Awards as a finalist. He has won grand prize from said award giving body in 2010 and 2016. His paintings in watercolor and oil on canvas explore topics that construct absurd and often grotesque environments in public space that disrupt consciousness, infiltrate reality, and implies parody in cultural and political figures. DefeoÕs tactic is the use of iconic references to strengthen a particular point about national identity in order to promote patriotism.
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