Along with Baguio’s ever-growing art scene with more and more establishments turning into venues for art showcases, younger artists are privileged with the opportunity to exhibit their work as soon as they feel they’re ready.
One of these young artists is Daphne Legaspi, who had just opened her first solo art show called “Ako: Ikaw” at Old Boys, Nevada Square. Daphne Legaspi is currently a Fine Arts student in UP Baguio. For her, this exhibit is her way of introducing herself and her art works to the world. “I would like to let [my audience] see the world the way I see it,” she says.
Daphne’s art style can be described as contemporary and surrealistic. She finds inspiration in her experiences and her interests, such as pop culture and even electronic dance music. Not only does she stick to traditional mediums, she also excels at creating digital art.
One of her series of paintings is inspired by the different types of change – emotional, psychological, spiritual, social, and physical.
One of our favorite paintings is a silhouette of her mother, superimposed on a pattern of houses. According to Daphne, this painting was inspired by her mother’s childhood, growing up in a squatter’s area.
Another big favorite of ours is that of a face with a Volkswagen, in which Daphne recounts an unforgettable childhood experience of hers which had made her a super fan of the Volkswagen beetle.
Daphne is also very fascinated with astronauts and outer space, seen as a recurring theme in her paintings. She likes to compare herself to an astronaut, in which she sees the world as something seemingly small, but still larger than life.
Daphne’s got a very free-spirited outlook in life. Being an avid traveler as well, she finds freedom in exploring the world and never wants herself to be limited. She sees herself being a professional artist after graduation.
Daphne Legaspi may be young, but she’s got a contagious enthusiasm about her. And she’s ready to show the world what she’s capable of. Come and see her exhibit, “Ako: Ikaw” running until August 19, 2016 at Old Boys, Nevada Square.