Celebrating the Young Filipino Artist

Celebrating Filipino Creatives: Showcasing New Breed of Young Artists in the Philippines

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What is World Creativity and Innovation Day?

World Creativity and Innovation Day, celebrated annually on April 21, is a global observance that encourages individuals and organizations to embrace and foster creativity and innovation in all aspects of life. It serves as a reminder of the transformative power of imagination and its ability to drive positive change.

Art is no longer defined by traditional methods and medium. Other than paintings, whether still life, portraits, daily life, architecture or any subject of interest, it now encompasses artworks for illustrations, sculptures, movie posters, photographs, and other materials.

Connecting with Emerging Artists

Art Fair Philippines

Collaborations and partnerships have played a significant role in the success of young Filipino artists.

By working with other artists, galleries, and organizations, these individuals can expand their creative horizons, learn from each other, and reach new audiences.

The art world in the Philippines has witnessed several fruitful collaborations that have propelled young artists into the spotlight.

Art Fair Philippines is an annual event that has become a premier platform for emerging artists in the country.

This four-day art fair showcases the works of established and up-and-coming Filipino artists, providing them a space to exhibit their creativity and connect with collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts.

For young Filipino local artists, the Art Fair Philippines offers a unique opportunity to gain exposure, build networks, and sell their artworks.

Social Media Platforms

Social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account, have become a game-changer for artists, providing them with a platform to showcase their work to a global audience.

Young Filipino artists have embraced platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to share their creations and connect with art enthusiasts from around the world.

Through captivating visuals and engaging storytelling, these artists can build a strong online presence and attract a dedicated following.

List of Rising Filipino Visual Artists

Chelsea Theodossis: Exploring the Intersection of Identity and Culture

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Chelsea Theodossis is a young artist who explores themes of identity and culture through her artwork.

Drawing inspiration from her multicultural background, she creates intricate pieces that reflect the complexities of her own experiences. Her art transforms the ordinary into something extraordinary.

Her work has been featured in various galleries and exhibitions, garnering praise for its thought-provoking nature.

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Notable Works:

  • House of Unknown Tales (2020, oil on canvas)

  • Diaries of Unwritten Souls (2020, oil on canvas)

Yeo Kaa: Blending Pop Culture and Fine Art

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Yeo Kaa is a young Filipino artist who seamlessly blends elements of pop culture and fine art in her work. Yeo Kaa’s candy-coloured characters hide haunting and daring images beneath their playful appearance.

With a background in fine arts, Yeo Kaa’s work showcases a mastery of technique, while her playful subject adds a contemporary twist.

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Notable Works:

  • Unleashing Strength For Tomorrow (Acrylic On Canvas, 2023)

  • Strength To Carry Em Kids (Acrylic On Canvas, 2023)

Doktor Karayom: Challenging Perceptions Through Intensive Drawing

Image taken from https://vintana.ph/article/doktor-karayom

Dr. Karayom, a self-taught painter, is known for his intensive drawing style and thought-provoking subject. His fixation on red and the human anatomy creates provocative and visceral art.

Dr Karayom’s use of dramatic lighting and intricate details creates a sense of depth and realism in his paintings, drawing viewers into his world.

Image source: https://vintana.ph/article/doktor-karayom

Notable Works:

  • KARAYOMDUGYOTFACE’ (acrylic paint, resin and epoxy on canvas, 2021)

  • Isla Inip (2018)

Faye Pamintuan: Exploring the Human Condition through Oil Painting

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Faye Pamintuan is a promising young artist whose oil paintings explore the complexities of the human condition.

Through her evocative brushwork and use of colour, she captures the emotions and experiences that define us as individuals.

Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and art fairs, earning her recognition as one of the most promising realist painters of her generation.

Image taken from www.mono8gallery.com

Notable Works:

  • Chrysanthemum Crumble (oil on canvas, 2024)

  • How Do You Say Goodbye (installation,2023-2024)

Kiko Escora: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Technology

Image source: https://clavelmagazine.com/2018/10/03/kiko-escora-passions-into-being/

Kiko Escora is a multimedia artist who explores the intersection of art and technology in his work.

Through his innovative use of digital media, Escora creates immersive installations that engage all the senses.

His artwork often combines elements of video, sound, and interactive technology, inviting viewers to become active participants in the artistic experience.

Image source: https://vintana.ph/article/kiko-escora

Notable Works:

  • The Sound and the Fury

  • Ghost of An Unpolitically Correct Past

Sid Natividad: Mystery and introspection

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Sid Natividad, a graduate of Far Eastern University, has carved a niche for himself with his captivating paintings. His artistic journey took an exciting turn when he took part in the Intensive Drawing and Painting program at the Florence Academy of Art.

Natividad’s work often explores the interplay of light and shadow, evoking a sense of mystery and introspection. His mastery of color and composition draws viewers into dreamlike worlds where reality and imagination converge.

Image source: www.ysobelartgallery.com/everything-flows

Notable Works:

JC Jacinto: Exploring Identity, Memory, and Societal Issues

Image source: https://seafocus.sg/artists/jc-jacinto/

JC Jacinto, a Filipino visual artist, is a force to be reckoned with. His passion for painting led him to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Painting from the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City.

Having exhibited in prestigious galleries such as Artinformal and West Gallery, Jacinto’s art resonates with viewers on a visceral level.

His canvases come alive with narratives that explore identity, memory, and societal issues.

Image source: www.artinformal.com/artists/jc-jacinto

Notable Works:

  • Just Is (oil and acrylic on canvas, 2020)

  • The Eden Found In Every Second (Found Wood, 2020)

The Future of Young Filipino Artists

The future looks bright for young Filipino artists. With a growing appreciation for visual arts and increasing support from the government and private institutions, these talented individuals have a platform to thrive and make their mark on the global art scene.

To nurture and support young artists, initiatives like the Ateneo Art Awards and scholarships in fine arts programs have been established.

These programs recognize the talent and hard work of young Filipino artists and provide them with opportunities for further growth and development.


The Philippines is home to a vibrant and thriving artistic community, and the emergence of a new breed of young Filipino artists is a testament to the country’s rich cultural heritage.

These talented individuals are pushing boundaries, experimenting with new mediums, and challenging traditional notions of art.

These rising Filipino artists breathe life into their canvases, each contributing a unique chapter to the ever-evolving story of Philippine art.

Keep an eye on their creative journeys—they’re destined for greatness!

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