MGA IDYOMANG PILIPINO
2021- ON GOING
Portraiture becomes an outlet for self-expression. Our body becomes a canvass to portray particular identities, expressions, feelings and emotions. It becomes a powerful tool in representation and allows us to show the truth or myth. In the "Idioms" series, i have used portraiture to study the visualization of Filipino idioms. An expression is a phrase with a different meaning from the literal meaning of the words. And similar to the portraits, it is a different interpretation of who I am as i embody the idioms. Some of the images are performed in the literal sense, some hint what it is, and some just don’t. Some idiomatic expression has been used to cultivate behaviors, often used by children, and carries on. In my experience, idioms are significant to my upbringing. It helped me behave and be conscious of my actions. These staged photographs also depict how these words staged someone's upbringing. Moreover, I wanted to interpret this literature and words to visual culture.
Center Forward 2022, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America, 2022
photos by: The Center of Fine Art Photography
Mga Idyomang Pilipino, Emily Carr University of Arts and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2022