Mai Pimentel De Dios
Out of pain, there is beauty. Mai Pimentel De Dios started her full-time career as a visual artist after suffering the painful loss of her child. Known for using recycled wood and five colors of paint as her medium allowed her to be featured in PTV Channel 4 (aired January 14, 2021) and Swak na Swak Kapamilya Online (aired August 8, 2021). One of her artwork was also featured in Rappler & Manila Bulletin.
A surrealist that uses distortion to exaggerate the emotions of her subject, combined with the minimalist background and floral patterns that she created. She has sold more than a hundred artworks, locally and internationally (Japan, Taiwan & USA).
She is an exhibiting artist at Luntian Yaman ng Kalikasan, Group Exhibition - GK Virtual Art Gallery, Tagaytay, May 15 to 30, 2021; Philippine Flora: An Online Botanical Art Exhibition by the Philippine Botanical Art Society, May 29, 2021; Art Show Philippines, Manila, April 2021 to Present; PASASALAMAT 2021 (Year-End Show), Cevio Art Haus, December 17-31, 2021.
For me, the ability to accomplish concepts and ideas is the existence of art. My artworks are part of who I am as a human being. Each piece I create is an extension of me, from birth to present and to my future self. My inspiration comes from various experiences that I translate to a more positive approach.
I believe that art, at its core, should make someone feel something. If a viewer stops for a moment to think, feel, and reflect on my piece, then I have succeeded in my art.