Click here to buy the prints; they can be framed and delivered anywhere in the world. This limited edition of prints was created to raise funds to support the work of the artist and non-profit Pintô International, in collaboration with online art platform Alpha'a. Aliens of Manila is an artistic series started in 2014 by Filipino multidisciplinary artist Leeroy New, that re-appropriates the archetypal New York street-style photography by referencing the series Humans of New York. With the series, the artist takes on the themes of immigration, integration and cultural displacement - profoundly informed by his own familial experience, and does so in a playful yet thought-provoking way.
As an extension of the exhibition at Pintô International, an immersive and psychedelic installation, the artist, his friends, and local collaborators donned the wearable sculptures in public as a kind of “material conduit” between the artist and the environment; the limited edition prints below are a testament to these close encounters...
The titles of the artworks and names of the "aliens" refer to pre-colonial mythological character, spelled with a sci-like twist; for example: M’buyan from Mebuyan is a multi-breasted goddess from the Southern Philippines; Tuglibong, Mebuyan, Lumabat are deities in the Bagobo mythology; Bay’Lhan from Babaylan is a queer priestesses from pre-colonial Philippines.
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Titles, in order:1. Lu M’bhat2. Ma. Buhyan Journeys to the Afterlife3. Ma. Buhyan’s Harvest4. Lu M’bhat at the Edge of the World5. Tug-Li Bong Arguing with Sky6. Bay’Lhan Astral Projects to Chinatown7. Ma. Buhyan Crossing the Horizon8. Venus of Jackson Heights9. Ma. Buhyan has had Enough10. “Where am We?” -Bay’Lhan
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