‘The City’ by Kring Demetrio
Artist: Kring Demetrio
Title: ‘The City’
Medium: Pencil, charcoal and gold watercolour on 300gsm watercolour paper
Dimensions: 12″ x 9″
Framing: Framed (frame size: 19.5″ x 16.5″)
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
Her cloak has a city made from echoes of older and stranger cities; places that used to be and fantastical imaginings of many existing structures. She travels the world and she seeks the experiences of other travelers and the fresh awe of visitors. She is the quiet and beautiful memory of places.
About the Artist:
KRING is an illustrator based in Cebu, Philippines. She enjoys reading on metaphysics, shooting with arrows, drawing with old pencils, and occasionally using obsolete versions of Photoshop. She describes her drawing style as mugna-mugna, a Bisaya word which loosely translates ‘to invent instinctively and playfully’. She has adapted this style as a direct result of her self-taught techniques with the pencil in her attempts to imitate line strokes from old masters’ sketches that she found in old library books. It has also further evolved with several more contemporary references and influences.
Inspired by historical ruins, weird museums, strange flora and fauna, death and decay, old cabinets and odd trinkets, she creates images inclined to fantasy illustrations; swinging between mythical characters and personal monsters.
She lives with her partner and their three cats.