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Katrina Pallon
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KATRINA PALLON is a visual artist working with the medium of paint, photography, and masks.

A maximalist whose creative works are highly influenced by the intricacies of Viennese and French art nouveau, her paintings, illustrations, and photographs attest to her love for elaborate designs and her knack for romanticizing even the simplest of subjects. Her works echo her enthrallment to Venetian masks which she fuses with ornate Pan-Asian motifs, and exquisite blooms. Her subjects more often than not comprise of dark, melancholic, sometimes mystical figures; fleeting beauty; masks; mystery; and women. Using warm, vivid tones, she translates these images into paintings and photographs.

She participates in spoken word events, sings for an independent goth band called Scarlet Tears, and plays bass for grunge band Narcotic Venus. She currently resides in Sta. Ana, Manila with 5 delightful cats.


Current Residence: Manila, Philippines
Print preference: It depends on the material really. For photographs, I prefer matte.
Favourite genre of music: Broadway, soundtracks from selected movies, classical, goth, grunge, and a bit of metal.
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Rodney Smith, Annie Leibovitz, Eugenio Recuenco, Steve Meisel
Favourite style of art: Art nouveau, surrealism, mythic naturalism
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Creative Zen
Wallpaper of choice: Something baroque, Indian/Thai art, or something that depicts masks and the magical City of Venice
Favourite cartoon character: Batman, Zim, Cow and Chicken
Personal Quote: "Nothing will happen if you don't make things happen."
I finally found time to upload my works from my solo painting exhibition entitled "Resurgence," which ran from December 1 to 16 last year. The exhibit statement of which can be read below. Here's to wishing everyone an even more productive and art-filled 2013. Cheers!

"Human experiences often overwhelm us like the night obscuring the light of the soul. In the exhibit of Katrina Pallon, women posed in equanimity are set against stark colors of flora. Ephemeral emotions shine through the backdrop of flowers that frame women's bodies and gazes that display mostly nonchalance, perhaps referencing how the artist had dealt with life during her trying times.

Katrina Pallon's dream-like images draw from the melancholy of the past and a contemporary Pan-Asian style to rise above these emotions that have long beset her. Albert Goldbarth once articulated that "The night may be long but it passes, marking the transitory nature of pain."

The artworks reference the grief that one normally feels after a breakdown - contained in its two-dimensional form, yet transcending the affective reach with its sensation of vivid colors and fluid lines - like the crimson stirring in one's sorrow. These are some of the emotions that overwhelmed the artist when her grandfather passed away. One's sense of loss upon the death of a loved one, melancholia, and acceptance through time are thus embodied in her artworks. Affect that is otherwise grim and dreary, is instead converted to beauty that arrests the viewer's sensorium of images. The paintings radiate a psychedelic feel that immerses us in a labyrinth of sensations that leads us into the artist's embodied thoughts and feelings, where some are sporadic and spontaneous as her world is. One can therefore learn to embrace the impermanence that surrounds us as we transcend our interstitial states of being. Within the endless dialectic of thought and emotion, the exhibit offers a glimpse of the artist's soul, her path to recovery and rediscovery, as she tries to build her life again. Indeed, the resurgence of one's self."

(Words by curator Kevin Tabora)

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Numenelen Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Floral motives in your painting are just amazing! I love your artwork <3
Speltier Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing artwork ^^
Liloux-illustration Jul 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your paintings are beautiful, very expressiv! I love the choice of colors, patterns, flowers everywhere, compositions and so many details! This is absolutely perfect!!!
Poporetto Mar 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Heard that you're working in freelancer manila, nice to meet you :) I'm Andrias working alongside Craig at Syd office, your work is BRILLIANT! We were blown away by your artwork!!
katrinapallon Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi! Sorry, I read your message just now. I don't check my dA too often. Thank you so much for taking time to check out my works! And yes, I'm working in the Manila office. :ahoy:
kirafiredrake Feb 3, 2013   General Artist
your creativity.. blows me away x3
katrinapallon Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
lunaqueen17 Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Your art is amazing! Keep it up! :)
katrinapallon Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
lunaqueen17 Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Welcome :)
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