Ar Manalo

AR is a contemporary mixed-media artist. His subjects include those who are usually ignored in our daily commute like street children, homeless elderlies ,and also women. He looks beyond those seemingly mundane moments from the outside and translates it to something remarkable on the subject’s perspective. His key themes revolve around hope, empowerment and social awareness, and realism. AR uses a combination of recycled book pages and their respective key passages and the actual illustration by means of oil, acrylic, and charcoal to add more depth. Thus, hoping to portray the message behind the words and the message beyond what we usually see. In that collage of flattened and/or crumpled pages and illustration, is an art in a form of its own and an image of life on his work.

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