Room with a skewed view – Louie Cordero has been conjuring up canvasses and sculptures in his Manila studio for over ten years.
Louie Cordero – "We've been occupied and colonized by American and Spanish so most of the artists here contemplate on that concept or hang-ups from it, especially the Catholic influence," says Cordero.
Touching a nerve – A show exhibiting work by artist Mideo Cruz (center) was closed last year after church groups called it blasphemous. "It's very sad; people will condemn you if you touch on religion," says Cordero.
The workshop – Acrorss from Cordero's studio is a fabrication workshop run by Jeremy Guiab where Cordero and other artists make their larger than life sculptures.
New trophies – Cordero (right) looks on as fellow artist Paul Mondok adds some finishing touches to a piece for a group exhibition in Manila.
'In God We Puzz' – Cordero often plays with Catholic imagery in his work. "It's like our hang-up," he says.
'Vlanderkrust' – Visceral, bizarre and with a bit of cartoon gore, Cordero mixes traditional folklore with more contemporary influcences; a mishmash that he says often reflects life and culture in the Philippines.
'Tora Tora' – A piece by Cordero recently shown at the Blanc Gallery in Manila.
'Society as an Ornamental Delusion' – Another of Cordero's canvasses from the Blanc Gallery.