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Mek Yambao  Manila, Philippines

Oil and ink on wood
'The Pathfinder'
Oil and ink on wood

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About Mek

Mek Yambao makes paintings, drawings and mixed media artworks. By choosing mainly formal solutions, Yambao makes work that generate diverse meanings of literal and subliminal thoughts. She seduces the viewer into a phantasmagoric world of introspection and the self by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations. Associations and meanings collide. Space becomes time and language becomes image.

Mek explains the work by saying, “My works deal with arbitrary ideas and stories through cross drawing and painting media. They’re commonly themes of women laden in surreal elements. Central interests are nature, eroticism, spirituality, and existence. I’ve always been intrigued by altered states and the multiverse so I explore them through my creative process. It serves as a tool to discover thoughts and concepts occurring in the absence of thought and awareness. I paint the subject in oil and do automatic drawings in ink on wood panels. Aside from wood having a compatible acidity level with paints, I also find that it reinforces nature element in a piece. I want my art to resonate with people’s sense of self and inspire singularity.”

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"Matches my mood-sleepy and sad. I like it. Wonder what the ribs are about..."

"I have found a fantastic painting though it is on campus it is a pain in with a round steer almost as if it could be a bowl at the base of the bullshit to want to believe painted apples one green and one red outside of the green and red the remainder of the painting is mostly green it appears to be signed on the bottom by your name or something very similar and it reads 1968 it also has the word Man or Man A or Mana I am not very sure I cannot figure out who the artist is it almost looks like it signed DEC YAMBAO MAM A 1968 could it possibly be yours again it is painted on canvas dated 1968 I would love to send you a picture it could be one of your earlier works not sure of your age though I can see some parts of the work could resemble the circles that you paint with your drawings on the outside and your artwork in the inside though this is considerably different maybe you would even recognize the information I’ve sent you I would love to send you a picture as you might even recognize the artist I’m not sure please help in anyway you can much appreciated and by the way I love your artwork amazing continue to paint the beautiful pictures that you produce Steve"

"Wow. Just wow."

"i like it"

"Beautifully presented image. I really like the drawing incorporated on and around the human image. An internalized dream-world surrounding her. Lovely!"

"wood bang XD"

"I think this is beautiful and very inspiring"

"wow very beautiful"

"What a beautiful concept and a beautiful art!"


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