A visual artist, tattoo artist and a designer influenced by conceptual art
Sirk took up product design at Technological University of the Philippines (Fine Arts ) standards of academic process. And though he wasn’t able to finish his course, His drive in perusing his art life did not stop from there. With his passion to draw since he was young, he continued learning through self-study by visiting art galleries, joining workshops, symposium and other art activities. It has helped him a lot with the expansion of his ideas, concepts, principles and different visions of art.
In 1995, He met Bobby Balingit, (the Wuds) and Lirio Salvador (Intermedia / Elemento), both art enthusiasts,who held an exhibit at Centro Escolar University entitled “Society in Conflict “, an audio- visual art performance. He took part of expressing his works through paintings with the help of this event.
He also joined the band “Elemento” on 1999, founded by Lirio Salvador. Elemento is a sound art experimental avant-garde band. He played the “baby sandata”, a violin. Their instruments are made out of scrap metals, PVC tube pipes, bicycle parts and other found objects- very creative indeed.
Sirk joined an art group show at Surrounded by waters Art Space Gallery (Ortigas City), the show was entitled “ Pangunahing Udyok” ( Primal Urge on 2000 ). He shared his ideas by creating mixed media works “Who Controls your Mind? “ He joined the second art Group show “ Pangunahing Udyok” at Botanical Garden, and participated in the Art Summit in Baguio City on 2001.
When he left the band on 2003, He joined PHILTAG “Philippine Tattoo Arts Guild” and perused his passion in the art of tattooing. He is still active in joining art exhibits in and outside Baguio up to the present.
|Dec 2020||10th TIAF: Grand Cañao||Tam-awan Village Baguio City|
|Feb 2020||Ibagtit||Luisa’s Cafe, Baguio City|
|Nov. 2019||Lahing Makulay||SMX Aura, Taguig City|
|Apunan||Teachers Camp, Baguio City|
|Oct 2019||R Gallery||Quezon City|
|Oct 2018||New.s.Feed||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|Aug 2018||RAMDAM : A Three Man Show||VOCAS, 5th flr., La Azotea Bldg., Baguio City|
|March 2016||An Art Exhibit||Katipunan Restaurant, Baguio City|
|Nov 2016||Social Distortion (Three Man show)||VOCAS, 5th flr., La Azotea Bldg., Baguio City|
|July 2015||Markets of Resistance||Phil. Women’s University, Manila|
|May 2015||D’ 1st International Katipunan Exhibitionist||Katipunan Restaurant, Baguio City|
|April 2015||Unearth: Baguio X Manila||Altromondo Gallery, Makati City|
|Sept 2014||Baguio Pinest||VOCAS, 5th flr., La Azotea Bldg., Baguio City|
|May 2014||Manggagawa: An Artists Tribute to the Phil. Work Force||Baguio Museum|
|May 2013||Kabsat Sining at Musika pinag-isa||Kikan Restobar|
|2013||AXIS: Waiting Shed||Halsema Highway|
|2012||AXIS: Halsema||Halsema Highway|
|Collab @ Malate||Malate, Manila|
|2011||Baguio Day||VOCAS, 5th flr., La Azotea Bldg., Baguio City|
|Styro Art||Makati City|
|AXIS Art Project: An Accident waiting to happen||Baguio City|
|2001||Baguio Art Summit||Botanical Garden, Baguio City|
|Pangunahing Udyok||Botanical Garden, Baguio City|
|2000||Surrounded by Water||Artist Space Gallery, Ortigas|
|Nov 28, 2015||KAWALAN(Emptiness)||VOCAS, 5th flr., La Azotea Bldg., Baguio City|