The Great Street Art of Ubec Crew By Mamacash In Cebu City, the most massive street art collective is the famed Ubec Crew . Stroll down any busy thoroughfare in the metro and chances are you'll encounter tasteful works of graffiti with the crew's signature emblazoned on it (legally, of course). These guys are more than just bad boys with cans of Pylox – they are street artists with a passion for the graffiti medium in conveying thought-provoking social commentary. read the rest of the article here!
One of the adjectives that come to mind when looking at OOK KOO’s works is ”playful”. Her paintings of women, both portraits and cartoon pin-ups, bounce with lively colors and are infused with impish character. Even OOK KOO uses the word “playful” often, usually to describe her style. It can also be very much a keyword to her intentions of playing with the usual. Street Konect: When did you start painting in the streets? Ook Koo: Around November 2009, as far as I can remember. SK: Do you remember how your first painting experience went? KK: I was with my blockmates the first time and we immediately got the “heaven spot”. Pisi and Gramo told me I was lucky to get one my first time but I did not have the clue then what a “heaven spot” was. We were standing on a tin roof and it was so hot. The cans were on the roof and when you held them they were burning hot. But I had fun. I got sunburned during my first painting session. SK: What was your first motivation? KK:
Radel Paredes teaches at the Department of Fine Arts of the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines. A pioneering fellow in the Cultural Center of the Philippines Summer Arts Workshop, he represented his country thrice in the ASEAN Jury during the China-ASEAN Youth Artwork and Creativity Contest from 2006-2008. He was also the Visayas curator for the Sungduan 4, the national exhibit of contemporary art in the Philippines. Paredes writes a weekly column in Cebu Daily News. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read his blog at www.crosshatching.wordpress.co m . -Jason Dy SJ
“This is just an expression and extension of myself. I choose to publicize this just for fun but still I hope the message of my objective will still be notice with every sticker art and wheat paste that I post in streets. This is to showcase also the works of fellow street art enthusiasts and also through this I hope I could meet them. Please support the Street Art community every where especially in here Davao City.” - USE ME!