AYAW KO NA MAGING TAO
May 29 - June 19, 2021
AYAW KO NA MAGING TAO BY DOKTOR KARAYOM
Nakakapagod na din minsan
Titigil muna ako sa pag galaw
Wala muna akong iisipin kundi wala..
Hindi muna ako magsasalita…
Sa araw na ito isa akong bangko,
Pader na nakatayo
Ako yung kumukulo pag malapit na maluto
Isa akong kutsara na iyong isusubo
ako yung telepono mo na laging hawak
yung bakod sa lupa na malawak
ako yung bitak sa pader na baku baku
kulay na itim sa balat, tattoo tattoo
ang kaso …nagising na ako
tapos na ang pahinga mula sa trangkaso
lagok ng tubig, isang baso
banatin ang buto , kalas ulo
tumatanda na nga talaga tayo…
Russel Trinidad is a Filipino Artist that dove into the local art scene initially as a graffiti artist painting murals on abandoned buildings. Trinidad Graduated with a degree in Fine Arts at the Technological University of the Philippines, he masked behind his street name “Doktor Karayom” to avoid vandalism charges at the time he did only graffiti work.
In this show, Trinidad directs his works toward the release in the reality of an individual due to the stressors and anxious events surrounding them, this is about regaining sanity and rest. Without hesitation, Trinidad focuses on what he decides to create, he uses art as his expression to liberate his deep thoughts. As his art changes on a constant, he finds solace in the fact that his works are apart from each other, where emotions are observed in each piece he lets out. Different concepts and creative thinking always have to be exerted to produce most of his output.
Trinidad continued his street art while holding solo exhibitions and fulfilling commissions for his red paintings and sculptures. Doktor Karayom started to garner appreciation, receiving mainstream media coverage for his street art. He found success in art competitions, first winning a t-shirt design contest for a local fashion brand, and later the Ateneo Art Award in 2017 then the Thirteen Artist Award in 2018.