Melanie Tiongson invites viewers into a world of fun and whimsy with her captivating artwork. Inspired by Filipino folklore and the boundless imagination of her young daughter, Tiongson's figures exude curiosity and joy. Through her mixed media paintings, she masterfully combines purposeful collages of vintage Tagalog books, expressionist abstraction, and charming illustrations, creating a visual language that radiates positivity and love.
This exceptional mixed-media artwork, measuring 12 inches high by 9 inches wide, stands as a unique testament to Tiongson's artistic vision. The artist's signature graces the back of the wood panel, and a glossy resin finish adorns the front, accentuating the vibrancy of the piece. The artwork is wired and ready to hang eliminating the need for framing and allowing the artwork to seamlessly blend into any environment. Convenient delivery is available for those in the local Los Angeles area, and affordable worldwide shipping is available for US and international art collectors. With your purchase, you will receive a certificate of authenticity from the art gallery.
Born in the Philippines, Tiongson skillfully weaves the stories that have shaped her artistic journey into each of her creations. With a passion for preserving history, she diligently collects old vintage papers and books from her homeland, some dating back to the 1800s. Through her collages, Tiongson interweaves the rich tapestry of Filipino folklore and Philippine history, adding layers of depth and meaning to her artwork. This unique fusion of the historical and the whimsical encapsulates Tiongson's personal experiences as an immigrant and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, granting her creations a profound sense of identity and authenticity.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Melanie Tiongson's artistry, where Filipino folklore, vivid imagination, and a heartfelt narrative converge. Experience the joy and positivity radiating from her mixed media paintings, as they celebrate the beauty of diversity and the power of storytelling.