Vin’s Art Is Something You Taste

Vin Quilop is a young and budding urban sketcher who mostly paints en plein air. His practice attempts to explore the concept of space through his preferred medium at present—that is, watercolor.

He often finds inspiration in his travels—immersing himself in new places, and the locals and the cultures situated in them. He also takes cues from the French impressionists and anime, particularly the films by Studio Ghibli and Makoto Shinkai.

Prior to occupying himself with questions on space, he primarily paints portraitures, both for personal and commercial purposes, using various media, such as acrylic and digital. In fact, he has been commissioned to work on figure-based illustrations by several print and web publications. Before deciding to pursue his art full-time, he was an Art Director for a multi-national advertising agency.

- L.L. Lugue

Bayad Po. 2019. Pigment ink on 300 gsm matte archival paper (100% cotton). Edition of 20.

What music did you have growing up?

The early 90s pop music!

What work of art last caught your eye?

This huge work (amazing) work by @trnz

Can you let us in on a current or upcoming project that excites you?

The holidays are already here so it’s also gift-giving season. I have a couple of commissions

lined up that I’m excited to work on!

We’re playing charades. What is the hardest thing you could have someone guess?

One of those long-ass Fall Out Boy song titles e.g. Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet

What do you think deserves more attention?

Climate justice.

What would be your last meal?

khao pad gaprao gai kai dao / holy basil chicken with deep fried egg and rice. I just salivated saying that.

Harbor Square. 2019. Pigment ink on 300 gsm matte archival paper (100% cotton). Edition of 20.

Anchor photo: Bayad Po. 2020. Pigment ink on 300 gsm matte archival paper (100% cotton). Edition of 20.

Grab these featured artworks as prints. All start at 2,500 php. Start here.

To see original artworks by Vin Quilop, see our Cartellino shop.

All images courtesy the artist.