January 13, 2024 - February 3, 2024


Make Them Real (Gallery II)

Opening Reception with the Artist(s): Saturday, January 13, 2024 6:00-10:00pm

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‘Make Them Real’
(Gallery II)

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 13 from 6-10pm

Artist Bio / Statement:
Bryan Reynald Antonio, better known by his artistic alias “Humbly,” is a self-taught illustrator and toy maker hailing from Rizal, Philippines, born in 1987. His imaginative creations have gained him recognition in the art world. Humbly’s work is characterized by children donning extravagant costumes, embarking on adventurous journeys, which serve as recurring motifs.

At the heart of his artistic repertoire lies a primary character—an enigmatic young boy adorned with a box on his head. This character embarks on captivating expeditions, traversing portals and exploring otherworldly realms. This protagonist, donning the box, serves as a self-referential symbol within Humbly’s art.

Drawing inspiration from both his past and present childhood experiences, Humbly crafts a blend of elements from 90s pop culture, science fiction, fantasy, comics, and toys. The mishmash of these influences creates a unique visual language that resonates with viewers.

Humbly’s exceptional talent has garnered international attention, with his works being featured in exhibitions across the United States, Tokyo, and Paris. As his reputation continues to grow, he has upcoming solo shows scheduled in prominent art destinations such as Shanghai, London, and Singapore in 2023.

Through his art, Humbly invites viewers to embark on whimsical and thought-provoking journeys. His imaginative creations not only reflect his personal artistic evolution but also serve as a bridge between his childhood nostalgia and contemporary artistic expression. With each brushstroke, Humbly continues to captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on the art world.