I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. I'm largely self-taught as a painter. Aside from personal experience, my education in art can be attributed to reading about artists I like or admire and looking up their works online or in museums, galleries and exhibits I have visited both here and abroad. My work can be described as figurative or representational and non-abstract but if asked about what my paintings mean or what I am trying to communicate as an artist, it would make sense to quote Francis Bacon when he said "If you can talk about it, why paint it?". Painting is definitely another language. Still, I do not have any qualms about answering questions regarding my paintings or discussing my work in general, but after that, there is always that moment where I honestly do not know what to say anymore and when that happens, the work must speak for itself.