Jokiargu's artistic journey took off when he started doodling on his mom’s lesson plans when he was 4. This led him eventually to pursue Advertising Arts in La Consolacion College in Bacolod City, Philippines. He is currently based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he leads a design team of carpet designers in one of the country’s leading carpet factories since 2001.In 2015, he rekindled his love for traditional and digital drawing, His heart now, as is known to some, is of a dark amalgamation of components comprising of a mix of mindless doodles, baroque and Victorian inspired themes, everyday elements, and social-activism to pop-surrealism as seen in his highly detailed drawings using either an ordinary ballpoint or a Wacom pen.
We recently asked Jokiargu some questions about his inspirations:
Q: Where do you find your creative inspiration?
A: "life expeiences and dreams"
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: "to art and to live long"
Q: What art/artist do you most identify with?
A: "life's art"
Q: What role does an artist have in society?
A: "the role to express"
Q: What is your artistic outlook on life?
A: "to live long to art "
Q: What advice would you give your former self?
A: " keep the faith and never stop pursuing art "