Why do you take and create images?
Isn’t it a wonder how a moment in time is held still and even more wondrous how you can meddle with it?
How do you define your photographic/artistic body of work? What subjects do you often explore in your work?
Abstract Self Portraits (Double Exposures)
What motivates your work?
Honesty and the Feminine.
What relationship does your work have with reality?
For my own reality, it is my therapy. For society, it is another perspective to consider in pursuing the feminine form as a subject.
For you, what is the purpose of art?
To leave a sense of wonder.
How do you want the public to respond to your work? Do you have a particular audience in mind?
As much as this is for women, this is also for the opposite. To wonder about themselves, the concept of beauty and of the feminine. That sense of elevated consciousness.
What is your training? Were you trained as a photographer?
I only had a Photography class back college and that was it. I just love tinkering with the camera.
How do you define your actual professional situation? What are your expectations?
I’m not a full time artist but I have Graphic Design to pay the bills and sustain my artistic ambitions. I hope to make a huge dent as a woman, as an artist and as myself but If ever I’m not given the chance I’d still be happy that I am able to create art. Not everyone has the luxury in life to pursue it.
It’s hard to live off art. Does this affect you and your work?
Not at all. I don’t rely on it for sustenance, just for sanity.
In your opinion, what is the current state of contemporary photography in the Philippines?
I have been told to consider pursuing painting more than photography.
Prints, paper works and photography don’t sell as much as paintings. That says a lot.
How do you want contemporary photography to develop in the Philippines?
We just need more outlets and avenues and the rest will follow.
Name: Jan Sunday Quilaquil
Lives in Cebu City, Philippines
Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts – Major in Advertising Arts, University of San Carlos, Cebu City
Self Produced Group Show:
2017 Umbra 2.0, Vetro Gallery, Quezon City,Manila, Philippines
2016 Umbra, 856 G Gallery, Cebu City, Philippines
Group Show by Invite:
2015 HER/A, 856 G Gallery, Cebu City, Philippines
2013 Venus, Alps Cafe, Cebu City, Philippines
2013 The Little Secrets, Qube Gallery, Cebu City, Philippines