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.
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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."