I make sewn fabric paintings and installations that are rooted in geometric abstraction. I am mending this lineage of abstraction through textiles; crafting a narrative that reflects my heritage and lived experience as a gay, Filipino-American.
Made with hand-dyed fabrics, second-hand clothing, and weathered canvas drop cloths, the works resemble flags or quilts, often carrying physical traces of the bodies that wore them, imbuing the work with an intimate, imperfect and handmade quality.
Color is vital to my work. My relationship to color is not passive. It is political, it’s personal, it’s emotional, it is felt and it is in my very being.