Visual Artist and Illustrator - Based in Manila, NCR, Philippines
My name is Jem Magbanua, a visual artist and illustrator based in Manila. Working mainly in watercolor and pencil, I explore subjects like botany, architecture, and our relationship with the environment. My infatuation with the landscape gives me a constant itch to go on hikes or meander through the city. If I am not physically traveling through one hemisphere of the world, my mind wanders through the literary trails set in books. As a full-time freelancer, most days are spent in the studio, concocting new projects and tending to my vegetable garden.
Selected Gallery Collaborations
Underground Gallery Philippines / ARTERY Art Space Philippines / Light Grey Art Lab USA / Studio Kura Japan / DECK Gallery Singapore / Nahcotta Gallery USA
The Daisen Animation Project, 2016 / Studio Kura, 2016
L'Officiel Manila / Mabuhay Magazine / Art Hound / Buy Some Damn Art / Little Paper Planes
Creative Studio Collaborations
Spokespeople / Two Poles Apart / Those Like Us