Jigger Cruz   
Untitled - view 1, 2015, Oil on wood , 118 × 39 × 42 cm

Jigger Cruz, born 1984 in Malabon City, Manila, Philippines, lives and works in Manila, Philippines.


Jigger Curz’s art practice is characterized by his idea to play with defacement and vandalization, making use of oil colour, spray paint and rough interventions directly on the canvases, which is sometimes burned and, in some cases, even to cut. Each artwork is created by the artist from a canvas previously painted, where he copied the Flemish and Post-Renaissance masters. Apparently without a logical scheme, Cruz applies layer by layer the dense oil colour, not only hiding, rather mystifying the classical backdrop.