Kendo Creative, Stanford, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Inspired by the Japanese Ukiyo-E woodblock prints of the Floating World, Manila Ukiyo-E is an artwork series created by Filipino artist Marius Black. In these works, he portrays both the glory and misery of the daily urban life of Filipinos living in Manila.
He captures every day scenes with his digital camera of what he sees as he walks the streets and depicts them in his paintings. They are a reflection of how he sees his fellow Filipinos in his own eyes.
Through these artworks, Marius wants us to achieve an appreciation of beauty we often fail to see, for us to take another look and appreciate the unnoticed beauty of Manila.
Marius Black is an independent comic book artist and painter along with her wife Guada in their tandem art group Kuro Saku.