Commission Melanie Tiongson
to create a custom made artwork
based on this artwork
Mixed Media, Acrylic, Resin on Wood Panel
12 x 9 in31 x 23 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Bay Area artist Melanie Tiongson's fun and whimsical artworks feature figures full of curiosity inspired by Filipino folklore and the uncompromised freedom of her young daughter’s imagination. Her mixed media paintings feature a combination of purposeful collage of vintage Tagalog books, expressionist abstraction as well as illustration to communicate positivity and love.This one-of-a-kind 12-inch high by 9-inch wide mixed media on wood panel artwork is signed by Tiongson on the back. Convenient local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable Continental U.S. and International shipping are also available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.Born in the Philippines, Tiongson tries to integrate the stories which shaped her as an artist into each of her artworks. To do so, she collects old vintage papers and books from the Philippines dating all the way back to the 1800s. When possible, she integrates stories of Filipino folklore and Philippine history into her collages. This mix of the historical and the whimsical encapsulates Tiongson’s experience as an immigrant and a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
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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.
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.
Tiongson studied at the Art Institute of California in San Francisco which pushed her beyond traditional drawing toward her unique illustration-inspired style in part through her love of graphic design.
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