Tyang Karyel’s background in graphic design and illustration plays a strong role in her visual language, blended with folk art and influenced by Filipino pop culture, toys, and ‘80s and ‘90s cult films and comics. Her work satirically tackles people’s love of food and nostalgia for familiar brands. Being drawn to ephemeral consumerism and the aesthetic errors that come with mass production cycles, she absorbs its visual cues as a form of art.
Exposed to her father’s DIY practice of tailor-making their home, Karyel spent most of her childhood in his workshop, tinkering with his equipment. When the shift towards fine arts occurred, her innate eye for three dimensional spacing and her affinity for wood naturally embodied her practice.
Karyel is one of the founders of the street art community in the southern metro, the CVTY Collective. She is also part of the art collective, Basura Girls.
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