Kristian Kabuay

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(925) 396-5969

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 1: MIDMA
OCT 13-14, NORTHEAST + SOMA
Journal Building
1540 Market Street Room #3rd floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
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My work explores pre- to post- Filipino culture in the diaspora. Using Baybayin, the nearly extinct indigenous Filipino writing system as a foundation, I incorporate and deconstruct calligraphy and graffiti methods. Didactic in nature, my works both entertain and instruct while exploring themes of identity, poverty, death, love and duality. By blending the ancient script with contemporary aesthetics, my work bridges time and space, as well as challenges the necessity of economic value to prove our cultural heritage worthy of preserving.