HuManilans is about the people of Manila – and everywhere else.
These are pieces of visual narratives that I hope would stir bystanders to action to help the disadvantaged – the scores of nameless, faceless individuals — whom I portrayed in these paintings in non-traditional ways: spontaneous but bold brushstrokes, splatters of paint, scratches and smears rendered on my canvases of pizza boxes, carton boxes of beverages, take-out brown paper bags, and shopping bags.
My goal in producing this series of artworks is to move my viewers to do even the smallest of deed to ease the burden of every man, woman and child – not only Manilans – and recognize the human beings that they are. – BoyLuna
I’m Fine (19.5” x 25.5”, Acrylic on Carton Box, 2015, Philippines)
Doctors Without Borders (14” x 21”, Acrylic on Paper Bag, 2015, Philippines)
Doubles Partner (25.5” x 15.5”, Acrylic on Carton Box, 2015, Philippines)
Mga Bagong Anak ni Bonifacio(BGC Kids) (23.5” x 24”, Mixed-Media on Carton Box, 2015, Philippines)
Beat the Hot May Weather! (9.5” x 23”, Acrylic on Carton Box, 2015, Philippines)
Bitter Coffee (23.5” x 24”, Acrylic on Carton Box, 2015, Philippines)
Blind Audition (19” x 25.5”, Acrylic on Carton Box, 2015, Philippines)
Flower Girls (23.5” x 29.5”, Mixed-Media on Carton Box, 2015, Philippines)
BoyLuna is a Filipino painter residing in Metro Manila, Philippines. He began his career as a Graphic Designer but opportunities steered him to take the path of education and now, painting. His works embrace a variety of styles, among them Cubism, Impressionism, Expressionism and Pop Art. Expressionism is the style he has been most comfortable with when communicating images of visual narratives.
He began engaging in studio art in the mid-1990s, producing massive paintings for school and theatre productions. His works are the result of his exploration of human conditions, both the festive and the joyless, in the city where he resides, as well as urban areas he has visited.
His art exhibits include KapARTiran Fair (Quezon City, 2013), JakARTa Works (2012), JakARTa Teachers (2012), ARTtitude (Jakarta 2010), Masterpieces Art Auctions (Jakarta 2009) and Sense of Arts (Jakarta 2008, 2009).
If you are interested in his art, contact him at email@example.com.