Artist explores identity using digital images

‘Beach Lady,’ 2012. Cell phone image manipulated using an iPhone

Artist Jun-Jun Sta. Ana will discuss the digital exploration of identity and perception through photography-based imagery during a talk on Identity & Perception: A Digital Voyage of a Filipino Visual Artist.

The event will be held October 12 at the Asian American / Asian Research Institute at 25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, between Fifth & Sixth avenues. This talk is free and open to the public.

Jun-Jun Sta. Ana

Sta. Ana is a self-taught artist born and raised in Manila. Starting out his career in creative work as a window dresser at the end of 1999, Jun-Jun’s work evolved into fine art after toying with one of the first digital cameras out in the market, and consequently experimenting with digital manipulation. Jun-Jun has been showing consistently throughout the Philippines and the United States, and had his first solo museum show last year at the Negros Museum in Bacolod City. He is the recipient of the Avellana Art Gallery Tower 4 Residency grant for 2011.

Jun-Jun’s recent work includes a series of portraits of Chicago men, found and enlisted as portraiture subjects through various gay networking phone apps- which have become a body of work of obscured identities. His style is either replicated or embellished with found images and texts that show glimpses of his first generation Asian-American identity, background, culture and spirituality.

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