How would you describe your style?
If I were to describe it objectively it's all the things I find interesting, with a cup of surrealism for the weird unreal bit, a spoonful of impressionism because I like seeing brush strokes, a pinch of fun, and a lot of fundamentals on the side of the obvious shapes, lines, and patterns.
Describing it poetically, it is where I connect myself with everything else. As much as we like to make a fine impression of the world, what makes our art unique is that we put a part of ourselves in it.
What is the key to making your artworks?
Taking my time, while often anxiously and sometimes excessively, I find there is beauty in this approach.
In this age of information and social media where it feels like we're competing with everyone else by posting our work and creations every minute of every day, it's easy to get lost and forget what kind of art you want to do and what kind of artist you want to be.
What is your background?
I'm Gregg, an independent illustrator from the Philippines. I am also a clay sculptor, a toy maker, and a great cook but only when I feel like it.
I studied arts at the Philippine Women's University and at the University of the Philippines. I also followed courses in masonry, welding, physical metallurgy, and mortuary science in trade schools in between my university years.
The fairly chaotic way I branched out into my own style also completely reflects how my mind works and the state of my being. I would like to devote more time to my main interests, but due to recent global events I currently do children's illustrations and art for young people.
You can see my work on Instagram.