Being an expert in futuristic battlefield strategy Ernest Conception maybe should reconduct his career path… maybe he should apply for a position in the Pentagon… military headhunters put his name on your interviewing calendar!
The Malina-born, NY-based illustrator moved to the US a decade ago, and despite the existing popularity in his homecountry he’s had to earn a place in the always competitive illustrator market in the U.S. His Line Wars series offer a large number of entertaining worlds taken from our childhood and opposing forces in some bloody serious battles.
Campers vs Bigfoot, Boxers vs Samurais, Rednecks vs Greys, Farm girls vs. Nudes… all those fights you’ve always wanted to see but they only happened in our little kiddo heads. His works are experiments in photo-based and landscape portraiture employing war concepts while introducing a large number of fantastical elements to his compositions that reflect the colonial past of his homecountry while adding his Japanese, American and of course Filipino pop influences.
He only has a on-going exhibition (which opened last Saturday) back in Manila @ the Lopez Museum with the also local artist Nikki Luna, so if you happen to be around… you know what to do, if not… we shall wait until his battlefields come up here.