Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Contemporary artist Mars Bugaoan to connect with audiences through his art at LoveYourself's Pride Night 2016

By Jean Natividad

With his chosen materials transformed in ingenious ways, Mars Bugaoan lets us in on his thoughts about themes that are all too familiar to us - the nature of change and constant evolution of all things. The artist makes us take a second look at the everyday transformations we see around us, inviting us to slow down and contemplate the cycle of life.

Bugaoan showcases his creativity through a variety of outputs, including photos, fine prints, installations, and mixed media artwork. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Major in Advertising from the University of Santo Tomas and is currently pursuing his Masters in Fine Arts Degree at the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Read what the artist has to say before viewing his works at Pride Night 2016 set for June 11 at Pineapple Lab in Makati City:

How would you describe your work?
I produce works that present how the chosen material transforms and evolves. I want to show the order of things, the cycle of life, and the contrasts surrounding it.
What is the role of your art in empowering LGBT?
The message is to speak the language that we know – to share our stories/experiences in nobody else’s voice but our own.
What can people expect from you when they attend Pride Night?
To share with them a little of piece of myself through a visual experience.

The LoveYourself x Pineapple Lab: Pinoy & LGBT Pride Exhibit will run until the end of June, and part of the proceeds from art sales will go to LoveYourself. For more details, click here. To register and get free tickets, log on to