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Broderick Wong

MY WORK REPRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

THE OBSERVATIONS OF MY EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT ARE TAKEN THROUGH AN INTROSPECTIVE JOURNEY, ALLOWING CONNECTIONS TO BE MADE FIRST BETWEEN ESSENCE AND EXPRESSION AND THEN RE-IMAGINED INTO A VISUAL NARRATIVE, A COMBINATION OF MEANINGFUL STORIES AND THE PIGMENT OF MY IMAGINATION.

MY ARTISTIC JOURNEY STARTED IN MANILA WITH A DEGREE IN MARKETING FROM DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY. I FOUND MYSELF DEEP IN LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT AS A MANAGEMENT TRAINER AND WHILE I LIKED WHAT I DID, IT WASN’T WHAT I LOVED. IN 2009, I LEFT MY JOB TO PURSUE ART BY ENROLLING IN A BASIC 3D ANIMATION AND MULTIMEDIA COURSE. EIGHT THOUSAND HOURS AND 1 DEMO REEL LATER, I ABANDONED IT. ALTHOUGH IT WAS ART, THERE WAS STILL SOMETHING MISSING. BETWEEN 2010 AND 2014, MY RESILIENT SEARCH AND SELF-STUDYING EVOLVED INTO TWO SKILL SETS, CHARACTER PORTRAITS AND WATERCOLOR STORY PAINTINGS, INJECTING HUMOR, ELEGANCE AND CLEVERLY HIDDEN IMAGES THAT PRO­VIDE DEPTH AND CONTEXT TO THE OVERALL SENTIMENT OF EACH PIECE.

I AM CURRENTLY LIVING IN VANCOUVER, WORKING ON SEVERAL PROJ­ECTS THAT INVOLVE ABSTRACT ANIMAL ART AND ENJOY COMMISSION WORK COLLABORATING WITH MY CLIENTS TO CAPTURE THEIR OWN MEANINGFUL STORIES TOLD THROUGH THEIR EYES AND MY INTERPRE­TATION

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

MY PAINTINGS TELL STORIES. THEY ARE A MIXTURE OF MEANING & THE PIGMENT OF MY IMAGINATION.

ART, MUCH LIKE ANY ENDEAVOR WORTH PURSUING, IS VERY PERSON­AL. THE TACTILE FEEL OF PENCIL ON PAPER OR LAYING DOWN THE FIRST WASH, BRUSHING THAT BEAD OF WATER AND PIGMENT DOWN THE PAPER, IS BOTH EXCITING AND RELAXING. ART TO ME IS A REFLECTION OF THE SELF. EACH PAINTING THAT I DO HAS A MEANINGFUL MESSAGE OR STO­RY TO BE SHARED WHETHER THEY ARE OF ANIMALS, PLACES OR PEOPLE.

NORMAN ROCKWELL’S RENDERING OF HUMAN EXPRESSIONS, THE PURE COLOR AND ALA PRIMA STYLE OF CHARLES REID, THE ATMOSPHERIC FEEL AND CALLIGRAPHIC SHORT HAND OF A JOSEPH ZBUKVIC OR THE MOOD­INESS AND BOLD STROKES OF AN ALVARO CASTAGNET PAINTING HAVE CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO MY OWN JOURNEY TO DISCOVERING MY STYLE.

THERE ARE LOTS OF THINGS TO TAKE INSPIRATION FROM YET THE DIZZY­ING PACE OF LIFE AS WE KNOW IT WILL ALWAYS GET IN THE WAY. MY ART HAS ALLOWED ME TO EXPERIENCE MOMENTS WHERE ALL I CAN BE, IS JUST BE. PRESENT. IF WE CAN FIND MORE OF THESE MOMENTS, WE WOULD BE REMINDED TO SLOW DOWN, APPRECIATE AND CHERISH THE ONE LIFE WE HAVE AND THE WORLD AROUND US WITH A DIFFERENT SET OF EYES. I HOPE THAT MY ART CAN CONVEY THAT SAME FEELING AND PROMOTE STORIES THAT INSPIRE OR CAPTURE MEMORIES THAT CAN BE RELIVED OVER AND OVER, EACH TIME THEY ARE VIEWED.

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