“Each piece is my take on breaking away from societal norms and just be who we truly are as unique individuals. I grew up in a community (and probably most people are) where your value as a person is based on various metrics and calculations just for you to qualify in a society that other people dictates you to be in. This “measured” life deprives us to take risks, to follow our passions and to do what we truly love.
I use geometry to symbolize the norms and simply because it’s the only math subject I enjoyed at school (lol). I always love drawing animals and in this case, they represent the concept of unleashing the “beast” within us – risk taker, wild and adventurous.” Kerby Rosanes
Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes works mainly with ordinary black pens to magically illustrate his “doodle” world. The 24-year old artist considers his art as a personal hobby which turned out to be his part-time freelance work after being recognized by various design blogs, international magazines and online communities.
Most of his works are characterized by whimsical lines, patterns, characters and little elements that are spontaneously combined to create massive compositions depicting his everyday experiences or anything that inspires him.
He recently left his job as a graphic designer in a local company to finally pursue his passion: creating more art for personal projects, collaborations with other artists and design agencies, and for various clients such as Nike, Ford, Mazda, GE, Huawei, Kult Magazine SG, L’Or Profondo, Chip Kidd, etc.