Jonas Eslao

b. 1984, Quezon City, Philippines
Lives and works in Manila, Philippines

Jonas Eslao received his BFA in Painting from the University of the Philippines, and has exhibited extensively since 2007. Jonas’ works contain themes that thrive on the effects of human intervention to nature and investigates the contribution of cultures and economies to climate change. His practice explores abstract expressionism as he creates gestural landscapes using household tools. In his works, Eslao engages in an activity where the thrust shown in each painting no longer rests in the images and subjects produced but, rather, how the inner stimulus of the artist controls every loose brushstroke and every spontaneous motion that happens within.

Biography information from Galerie Stephanie, May 2023

Country: Philippines
Social Media: @jonaseslaoart