HIM X : A CAPSULE COLLECTION
"There was someone who saved me in the most unexpected way, in the most unexpected of circumstances, and in the most unexpected place. That person never knew how much I was saved, so “dear stranger” was created to convey gratitude; to appreciate the solace in anonymity that we are sometimes graced with, and sometimes never thought we needed."
About the Artist
Manila based painter and mixed media artist, Su Yenne, has been honing her skills in perspective through working as an assistant artist, exposure to online art events, and design work. Acrylic and fabric on canvas and other flat surfaces are the materials she consistently creates and experiments with. Her works are usually of mundane settings or objects, often interiors shown with print designs in multi-panel form, that challenges perspective and the idea of space in the two-dimensional. She is constantly inspired by the contemplation of a home, her dreams, the visit of nostalgia, and glimpses of everyday.
Su Yenne's process begins from anything, everything, and even from nothing – if this makes any sense. Her unapologetic style in art and fashion definitely makes her “eclectic". Her childhood interests in Japanese manga artists such as Ai Yazawa and Maki Kusumoto and fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Rei Kawakubo have been Su Yenne's inspirations in visual arts and storytelling. She also learned a lot of destroying & embracing inhibitions through Egon Schiele’s and Kent Williams’ works.
"When I was still an undergraduate student, I did a lot of extracurricular activities that was different from my course. I participated in student films and such, and was blessed with friends who were artists. I hang out with them and saw myself learning a lot from them and my eyes started following things that moved me. I’ve always been an introspective person and wrote a lot. But there was a point when ideas, stories and questions kept crawling in and writing just couldn’t keep up with my head anymore. Before I knew it, my hands were moving. At some point after college, perhaps by divine intervention, I got invited to exhibit one of my works in a group show. Honestly, being an artist still feels surreal.
I may be self-taught, but my friends played a significant part in my journey and they still do."