A R T I S T B I O
Written by Nikki Ignacio
Always inspired by his urban explorations, Art Tavera’s trademark bold font and colour palette can be found all over Jakarta and Metro Manila as large-scale mural and graffiti paintings. It was with these that he helped spark or bring the brewing graffiti movements up to the surface within both cities. He had his first exhibit in Jakarta's Museum Nasional and has earned recognition from the international graffiti community. While initially focused on conventional graffiti letter structuring, his hunger to bring his mode of visual communication to more transformative and progressive platforms currently has him exploring experimental methods with a more abstract, organic and raw approach.
His "Fantastic Trash" series in collaboration with Denuo is a limited edition 10 piece series of oversized tote bags constructed with sack and cotton canvas and blend remnant fabric collected from factory textile waste and produce packaging waste from Manila, Philippines. Artwork is acrylic work on material. This 2017 collection is his first collaboration with Denuo.