Local Contemporary Artists You Should Know and Get Inspiration From

When you’re starting to plan out a design of a room, you’ll need some inspiration to start. Given that, here are three rising artists who are sure to get your imagination running wild so you can create that dream room of yours.

Whether it may be classically contemporary, pop-arty, or even urban street style, these three artists have got you covered.

Soleil Ignacio – Balancing Classic and Contemporary

Soleil Ignacio is a full-time illustrator that graduated with a degree in visual communication from the University of the Philippines. Her degree speaks for itself through her amazing illustrated artwork that is digitally drawn.

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Her portfolio is highly impressive, having done work for large brands like Aldo, Tresemme, L’Oreal, Seventeen Magazine, and so much more.

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Take cues from her designs that use watercolor to bring life and vibrancy to her art. She also knows how to balance an edgy and contemporary vibe without losing the classical beauty of the entire piece. If you’re looking for something classic without being boring, Soleil is the artist to look at (and maybe consult) to get inspired.

Jappy Agoncillo – Modern Pop Art

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If you’re looking for a more vibrant and younger feel for your source of inspiration, then look no further at Jappy Agoncillo’s portfolio. He describes his work style as leaning towards “urban contemporary and the comic book aesthetic” which gives you pops of color and more playful vibe.

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Jappy is known to make art as small stickers to wall murals that grab people’s attentions from a good distance away. He’s also won contests for his art, so you can trust that this guy knows what he’s doing.

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Get inspired with the the bright colors with comical characters to give your place a youthful and playful charm. If you really like his style, why not get Jappy to design a whole wall in your room? That way, you really get a piece of that urban contemporary and comic book aesthetic!

Dee Jae Pa’este – Soulful Street Art

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Coming from the Bay Area, California, Dee Jae Pa’este serves art with a whole lot of street and a whole lot of soul. His handiworks are considered graffiti, especially since he mostly uses spray paints, but you can bet that his art is not going to be an eyesore!

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Dee Jae has a love for nature and for culture, so he weaves this into his pieces – which are mostly murals – that really capture the soul of mother nature or the culture around us. He’s done impressive work around the Poblacion area (ask him to give you the #StarvingArtistPH Poblacion Art and Food Crawl) and tagged some beautiful art in many places in BGC (just like Pink’s).

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If you want your place to have a more urban but earthy aesthetic, take cues from Dee Jae’s use of colors and style in his art. And just like Jappy, if you’ve been extremely inspired by Dee Jae’s artwork, hit him up so he can tag your wall with some awesome art to give your place that ultimate urban feel.

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