Born and based in the Philippines, BLIC (1985) is a self-taught young street artist with an extremely original, expressive and effective visual code.
His distinctive character, a personified human hand with a Smile Emoji that runs through the streets, has become popular in the ‘Kawaii” pop movement and the artist has been gaining international recognition and success among the public and collectors.
After his very first debut in Rome, Italy in 2020 with the group show House of the rising Light the artist’s unique style has been noticed by the major galleries in the contemporary-figurative fields and Blic’s works have been presented in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Lebanon, Portugal, United Kingdom and his paintings have been actioned by Philips and Sothebys since 2022. The inspiration behind Blic’s works stem from his personal story as upcoming artist who liked to make his statements on the city street walls, in some countries considered the only way to get attention from the contemporary world.
The central theme of his art - hands as a tool for universal communication - reflects his desire and determination to emerge and leave a mark spreading his voice across the globe. Blic’s powerful symbology reaches the viewer like a tennis ball thrown by a little boy from across the ocean. BLIC is also a founding member of Cavity Collective, a local community for street artists based in Cavite whose murals fill the street with colors creativity and passion.