Dan Matutina: Design & Illustration
Philippines based artist, Dan Matutina, has a keen eye for rich textures and geometric shapes in his works. Dan started a poster series inspired by his friends Facebook statuses called Status and Shapes. This piece, titled (Sheena Padilla) “LET’S MAKE BAKA, DON’T BE TAKOT,” translates to “Let’s fight, don’t be afraid.” The hot hues clearly communicate the heated adrenaline in a fight, and the shapes are positioned in a way that looks like two fighters boxing.
Dan’s work is incredibly vibrant, and frequently weaves intricate shapes and textures with imagery from Filipino folklore. The piece above, created for The Few Gallery titled Bakunawa, depicts a Filipino deity known to cause eclipses. It’s composition is lovely and the deity has a real icy toughness to it.
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