Artist Bio: Born and based in the Philippines, BLIC (1985) is a self-taught young street artist with an extremely original, expressive and effective visual code.
His distinctive character, a personified human hand with a Smile Emoji that runs through the streets, has become popular in the Kawaii pop movement and the artist has been gaining international recognition and success among public and collectors.
After his very debut in Rome, Italy in 2020 with the group show House of the rising Light the artist unique style has been noticed by the major galleries in the Dorothy Circus Gallery London & Rome contemporary figurative field and Blic’s works have been presented in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Lebanon, Portugal, United Kingdom and his paintings have been actioned by Philips and Sothebys since 2022.
The inspiration behind Blic’s works stem from his personal story as up coming artist that express his statements on the city street walls, the unique way in some countries to get the attention of the contemporary art world.
The central theme of his art – hands as tool for universal communication – reflects his desire and determination to emerge and leave a mark spreading his voice across the globe. Blic’s powerful symbology reaches the viewer like a tennis ball thrown by a little boy from across the ocean. BLIC is also a founding member of Cavity Collec- tive, a local community for street artists based in Cavite whose murals fill the street with colors creativity and passion.