Illustrator Depicts Images Inspired By Her Culture

Illustrator and graphic designer Renee Arabia believes that art made her more conscious of the world around her. During her career, the Philippines-based artist worked with various clients, including restaurants, vape juices, and clothing brands. She describes her style “very flexible”, and likes to play around with colors and textures.

“Coming from a culture whose art is loud and unabashedly maximalist (think Jeepneys and fiestas!), I’m not afraid to say that I am drawn to vibrant colors. I also love mixing clean shapes/lines with textures and patterns. I love to keep it fun, with a little Asian touch,” the artist shared in an interview for Ballpit.

Ahe added that her first major artistic breakthrough happened when she was only six years old. She carved a horse on her living room wall using a nail cutter. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Information Design. She tells that she finds inspiration from everything that surrounds her, especially from culture.

If you are interested to see her creations, check out the gallery below and support her work by following her on Instagram.