‘The Woman’ by Kring Demetrio
Artist: Kring Demetrio
Title: ‘The Woman’
Medium: Pencil, charcoal and ink on 300gsm watercolour paper
Dimensions: 12″ x 9″
Framing: Framed (frame size: 19.5″ x 16.5″)
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
The woman seems to know all about you; all your indecisions and doubts. She keeps countless conversations with you, giving sound advice and sharing wisdom, and yet she stays silent with only a stare that speaks volumes.
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.