High Artist Spotlight: Norman Duenas

Hailing from the Philippines and currently residing in California, Norman Duenas is on an explorative journey. His focus lies in delving into the intricate connections between existence, mortality, time, space, dreams, and memories, all conveyed through his surreal illustrations and evocative poetry.


We recently asked Norman some questions about his inspirations:


Where do you find your creative inspiration?

From listening to music, writing poems, memories, and my past experiences.

Why do you do what you do?

It's a way for me to express myself and to inspire others to see beauty in their own stories.

What art/artist do you most identify with?


What themes do you pursue the most?

Time. Space. Dreams. Memories. Life.

What role does an artist have in society?

To offer a more open-minded perspective, creating a space for dialogue and new ideas.

What is your artistic outlook on life?

Your passion and imagination will bring your life's best work. Keep exploring.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Embrace your uniqueness. Never compare yourself with others. Your journey is yours alone.

Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, share the song and artist that you listen to while creating art.

Evaporar by Little Joy, Re: Stacks by Bon Iver, and Holocene by Bon Iver.

What's the best thing about being an artist?

Creative imagination.

What is your dream project?

Publishing a book about my art/kpoetry or scientific illustration.

Support Norman by shopping his creative collection here!