“Floral” might be the first word that pops into your mind when you see Manila-based artist Pow Marin’s work. Everyone’s face is a profusion of flowers and corals, arrayed so dramatically that they seem to be clamoring for your attention. Marin’s obsession with repeating patterns, along with a strong influence from Yayoi Kusama, one of his favorite artists, give his work a distinct and dazzling style.
眼花撩乱，也许是你看到 Pow Marin 作品心中浮现的第一个形容词，这些团簇的花和珊瑚绽放在每个人身上，戏剧性的程度就好像它们在放声地呼喊，以争夺你的目光。来自菲律宾马尼拉的年轻艺术家 Pow Marin，说自己是受到喜欢的艺术家草间弥生影响，再加上自己对重复图案的执着，最后总结出这样令人目眩神迷的画风。
The subjects of Marin’s paintings seem to be posing for a photograph, standing still and looking directly at the camera. His works give off a heady scent of nostalgia as if he were conjuring happy moments and preserving them in physical form on a canvas. “Sometimes I use my own family photos as reference,” he says. “Being around friends and other people is a huge comfort for me.” His paintings, like memories, pay tribute to significant people and happenings from the past.