Conciencia, Paz, Amor y Resistencia

|Ask me anything|   A decolonial, mujerista, justice-seeking, love-preaching, Capricorn Sun and Leo Moon. Living life in the 206.


My Art Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monica-Mendoza-Moni-la-Artivista/146917818845801?ref=hl

UPdates!

Hey y’all…

It’s been a long time since I’ve really posted anything on this Tumblr page. I just came back pretty much from a study abroad in the Philippines and so I didn’t really check a lot of social media.

I would appreciate it, so much, if y’all could check out my Tumblr with the project I was working on, documenting the stories of the arte and artists stories here on this link:

http://globalartivismtales.tumblr.com/

I’d love for the artists to gain more of an audience, and if you would like to get in contact with them, I’ve included their contact info. 

Gracias. <3

— 3 weeks ago

globalartivismtales:

The Padilla Brothers are my next features! I came across Roman’s art at B Side Makati near the beginning of my trip. I was immediately intrigued by his jewelry’s style, and when I found out that he also painted I immediately knew that he had to be featured. I later found out that both he and his brother get involved in art, which is absolutely amazing. It’s always so nice seeing siblings doing work together.

Here is information about their work:

Roman Padilla (24) and Angelo Padilla (22) are self taught artists whose artistic backgrounds were molded entirely in their rocky childhood days. As children, they were often in search for a permanent place to settle in, moving from several places back and forth, switching of schools one after another, limited playtime and never having that chance to establish healthy relationships with other\ \adults and children the same age. The two brothers often escaped this unrelenting reality by inventing their own world, a place where they can roam freely, a mystical place place where they can create imaginary creatures who give comfort and limitless understanding. For them, “PARACOSM” was invented to help them orient themselves gradually in reality.

Such a scenario, paracosms function as a way of processing and understanding their early loss and troubles, the world paracosm consists of intricate geography, odd language and alien like creations. The Padilla brothers had made their own twisted version of the world itself, with them digging into their past, reviving some familiar good memories and then intertwining them into their present realities. As an adult, exposed in a perserving world full of vices and influences, they created this reality.

Even as an adult, these two brothers are self professed “paracosmists”. They still invent and widen their paracosm world, creating creatures and places that is a physicality and metaphysically of their daily life experiences, wordplay of highly imaginative experiences that bloom profusely in their heads.

The artworks of Angelo and Roman have a hint of botanical and animal influence, from intricate leaves, protruding horns, and eclectic variety of flowers for Angelo as to odd shapes, habits of a cacti full of hypnotizing colors and unexpected patterns for Roman. Thus, they create the strangest form of alien like hybrid creatures that live exclusively inside their make believe fantasy land enveloped in a mist of hallucination and day dreaming.

The light in their sculptures symbolize a strange beacon, wandering infinitely in the darkness, luring them once more inside the paracosm world. It also serves as a calling light for adults who retain an innocent fragment of their childhood, to visit once more into their own past playground of colorful and strange imaginations.

If you would like to get in contact with them, their email is: gelo_padi@yahoo.com

Another artist I met on my study abroad to the Philippines!

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#Pilipin@ artist 

xicanastudyabroad:

My first artist feature is of graffiti artist, Jose Gabriel Naguiat, alias DRONE.

I was impressed by his graffiti work, which I first saw near the University of Philippines Dillman campus, which is where myself and others on my study abroad were staying.

I asked DRONE about his work, his art’s audience, and how it is received in the community. Here were his responses:

It’s good to know there are foreigners interested in documenting and featuring local artists here in the Philippines, especially in street art. We don’t have much support for it from the government and our works end up getting covered with so called “MMDA Art”, which most of us find stale and uninspiring.
I’ve been practicing graffiti through my alias “DRONE” since 2006. Coming back from a trip abroad, I had seen art on the streets that I had not seen on the streets of Manila. This got me interested and opened up my eye for noticing good graffiti spots on the street or seeing tags coming up on walls.
Back then, there weren’t too many of us doing graffiti. It was mostly gang related tagging or random scribbles on walls. Me and a friend of mine started doing it ourselves and slowly we started noticing other graffiti writers. The community of artists who do work on the street has been growing in the past years and it’s interesting to see where it’s going.
Art to me is right now is a means of exploration and discovery. Discovery of one’s environment and self through an act of creation and expression. It is also a way for me to refill or reenergize myself from the cumulative toxicity that we experience in our everyday lives. I try to do some form of art or creation everyday and it has led me to meet a lot of interesting people and opportunities.
Website of his work is here: http://jgnaguiat.com/
If you would like to get in contact with him, email jgnaguiat@gmail.com

My first artist feature!

(Source: globalartivismtales)

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#Art  #Filipino Artist  #Filipinos  #Philippines  #Artivism  #Street Art  #Murals  #Graffiti 

xicanastudyabroad:

The introduction to my project of documenting the art scene in the Philippines. I am currently a University of Washington student from South King County in Washington State, double majoring in Law, Societies and Justice and Comparative History of Ideas, in my final year. 

The basis of this project comes from my passion as an Artivist (artist and activist), storyteller, aspiring art educator and community organizer and leader. I will compose a documentary, collection of photographs and written interviews in the form of a blog and slideshow. 

Filmed by: Cristian Soraida Ramos

Hey y’all! Check out the work that I’ve been doing in the Philippines on my study abroad… Here’s my Wordpress site:

http://xicanastudyabroad.wordpress.com/

(Source: globalartivismtales)

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#Art  #Artivism  #Activism  #Xicana  #Chicana  #Philippines  #Street Art  #Murals  #Graffiti 

I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose…

Fire away, fire away…

Ricochet, you take your aim,

Fire away fire away

You shoot me down but I won’t fall

I am titanium

— 2 months ago
parafulmine:

soulofthekat:

love

contenta/o

the clothes are kinda colonial but how sweet

parafulmine:

soulofthekat:

love

contenta/o

the clothes are kinda colonial but how sweet

(via lachicanarosie)

— 2 months ago with 1003 notes
"My darling, you are allowed to fail without being a failure. You are allowed to make mistakes without becoming one. More opportunities will present themselves, you will find hope again."
— 2 months ago with 96393 notes

browngirlinterrupted:

don’t check up on people who have decided you are not in their picture anymore. you don’t need to know how they’re doing. save yourself the trouble, seriously.

truer words have not been spoken…

(via noterajeschicanita)

— 2 months ago with 196597 notes
freelioness:

YOUNIVERSE #Manifest #Peaceofmind #Seek 💫 #PositiveVibrations

&lt;3

freelioness:

YOUNIVERSE #Manifest #Peaceofmind #Seek 💫 #PositiveVibrations

<3

— 2 months ago with 14 notes
latinarebels:

Mija, haven’t you learned by now that there are fields of soldados swimming through your veins. #undocunation

This sent shivers down my spine&#8230;.

latinarebels:

Mija, haven’t you learned by now that there are fields of soldados swimming through your veins. #undocunation

This sent shivers down my spine….

(via mujeristaxicana)

— 3 months ago with 44 notes