The Artist's Statement
Art is the mouth of the eyes and the juxtaposition of extremes and opposites is the bare face of reality.
Arlo Jake Lagmay, a Basel-based Filipino artist, challenges the dysfunctional wordplays by painting their multiple denotative and connotative meanings. For the fear of being misunderstood, the artist uses art as the answer to speak free and unfiltered and wield it to balance the scales of gender, truth and reason.
His collection revolves in breaking social constructs by merging opposites and emphasizing point of view as the defining moment where a good becomes bad and a wrong idea a right one. He believes that conscience is bound by the peripherals of the viewer and it is art’s responsibility to widen the spectrum of mankind’s growth and understanding.