By Jingiro Yap
June 4, 2016 – June 27, 2016
First Saturday Gallery Crawl: June 4, 2016; 6-9pm
Blend Studio will be hosting Creative Inheritance new paintings by Jingiro Yap during the month of June. The artist will be available on the opening night of the First Saturday Art Crawl.
Ever since I was a child in the Philippines, I enjoyed creating art out of inexpensive materials. I grew up in a home where my mother and aunt constantly worked with fabrics, as both were seamstress. I was fascinated by the prints, patterns, colors & style in fabrics especially when my mom & aunt made quilts.
After I migrated to the US, my love for arts was reawakened and found my self-painting. Clean and expressive visual images are usually how I start my practice. I achieved that by using oil paint and palette knife. Prints from fabrics had been incorporated into my paintings. The words of my mom about good color combination always echoed in my mind .The memories of my happy childhood and love of my family always inspired me to paint.
My art is an integral part of my life. It gives me freedom to express what is inside of me. It helps me to convey my deepest thoughts and feelings. It also helps me to celebrate beauty and give value to the simple things around us. Early in my life, my mother & aunt had influenced me to appreciate simple materials & turn them into art. Until now, whenever I see ordinary materials, it ignites my imagination to turn them into visual images that can entertain, connect, and heal. It can also celebrate achievements in life and transform feelings that can indeed give a sense of satisfaction.