Jun Cambel Hong Kong Based Filipino Contemporary Artist

Mixed media art is frequently used to express political views or social statements but for contemporary artist Jun Cambel, he views art as a tool to raise people’s environmental awareness—as global climate change becomes more serious, Jun thinks that he has an obligation to express his views on the issue of environmental protection.

He prefers to use different media in the creation of his work which often allows for great versatility and a richer viewer experience as the eye uncovers the multiple layers that often characterize mixed media art. Through his art, he lifts the veil of familiarity from conventional objects and scenes – a leaf, a crumpled newspaper, an overflowing ashtray – and transmutes them into intoxicating symbols of our age. Far from harboring edifying intentions; however, Jun says he paints because he simply enjoys the art of creation. His works tend to make us ponder about yesterday’s memory, while he also likes to show current events that portray possible future scenarios.

He is currently working as the Production and Design Editor at SCMP Classified Post and the same time, is the Creative Director of his own design studio, ArTELIER Design Studio. Jun worked for Hong Kong Tatler as Art Director from 1993 to 2007. He also taught Graphic Design and Visual Arts Communication at the Caritas College of Careers HK in 2010-11.

Jun is a product of Fine Arts at Manila’s FEATI University major in Advertising. His professional career is mainly focused on graphic design and advertising; while in May 2005, he decided to participate in the “Contemporary Filipino Artist Exhibition” – a group show at Hong Kong’s City Hall in Central. Inspired by the positive feedback he received about his works, he embarked on his first solo exhibition, “1st Expression,” at Asia Fineart Gallery in November 2005. His most recent group exhibit “Metaphor & Parody” was held at the Baguio Museum.

Jun Cambel, Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Artist, Contemporary Filipino Artist, Filipino Artist, ArtPH, Philippines, Environmental Art, Paintings, Mix-Media, Abstract, Art Profile, Artist Profile Art Feature, Collage, Mixed Media on Canvas, Mixed-Media on Wood, Assemblage, Composite, Acrylic, Installation

Title: Eenie Meenie Miny Mo–Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 48″ X 48″ Inches–Year: 2009 Exhibited in HK Cultural Centre

Artist Statement:
“Time to change our ways for the betterment of the environment—this is an important decision to make to for future generations. Please note that there are two facial expressions. Left side with blue earth comparing to grey earth with teardrop representing we’re in the eleventh hour, rushing to correct our negligence towards environment.”

Jun Cambel, Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Artist, Contemporary Filipino Artist, Filipino Artist, ArtPH, Philippines, Environmental Art, Paintings, Mix-Media, Abstract, Art Profile, Artist Profile Art Feature, Collage, Mixed Media on Canvas, Mixed-Media on Wood, Assemblage, Composite, Acrylic, Installation

AFTER THE RAIN Mixed Media on Canvas/Galvanise Iron Roof (Composite) 19″ X 123″ Inches 2014

Jun Cambel, Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Artist, Contemporary Filipino Artist, Filipino Artist, ArtPH, Philippines, Environmental Art, Paintings, Mix-Media, Abstract, Art Profile, Artist Profile Art Feature, Collage, Mixed Media on Canvas, Mixed-Media on Wood, Assemblage, Composite, Acrylic, Installation

ALL IN ONE Mixed Media on Wood Block 30″ x 30″ Inches 2009

Jun Cambel, Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Artist, Contemporary Filipino Artist, Filipino Artist, ArtPH, Philippines, Environmental Art, Paintings, Mix-Media, Abstract, Art Profile, Artist Profile Art Feature, Collage, Mixed Media on Canvas, Mixed-Media on Wood, Assemblage, Composite, Acrylic, Installation

IS IT ONDOY? (What goes around comes around) Mixed Media on Canvas (Collage) 48″ X 48″ Inches 2009

Jun Cambel, Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Artist, Contemporary Filipino Artist, Filipino Artist, ArtPH, Philippines, Environmental Art, Paintings, Mix-Media, Abstract, Art Profile, Artist Profile Art Feature, Collage, Mixed Media on Canvas, Mixed-Media on Wood, Assemblage, Composite, Acrylic, Installation

HOW DARE YOU! #2 Mixed Media on Canvas (Collage) 24″ X 24″ Inches 2010

Jun Cambel, Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Artist, Contemporary Filipino Artist, Filipino Artist, ArtPH, Philippines, Environmental Art, Paintings, Mix-Media, Abstract, Art Profile, Artist Profile Art Feature, Collage, Mixed Media on Canvas, Mixed-Media on Wood, Assemblage, Composite, Acrylic, Installation

DAY OFF Mixed Media on Wood (Assemblage) 40″ X 54″ Inches 2014

Jun Cambel, Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Artist, Contemporary Filipino Artist, Filipino Artist, ArtPH, Philippines, Environmental Art, Paintings, Mix-Media, Abstract, Art Profile, Artist Profile Art Feature, Collage, Mixed Media on Canvas, Mixed-Media on Wood, Assemblage, Composite, Acrylic, Installation

LICENSED TO KILL Mixed Media on Canvas 50″ x 16″ Inches 2005

Jun Cambel, Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Artist, Contemporary Filipino Artist, Filipino Artist, ArtPH, Philippines, Environmental Art, Paintings, Mix-Media, Abstract, Art Profile, Artist Profile Art Feature, Collage, Mixed Media on Canvas, Mixed-Media on Wood, Assemblage, Composite, Acrylic, Installation

WASTED Acrylic on Canvas 48″ x 48″ Inches 2009

Jun Cambel, Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Artist, Contemporary Filipino Artist, Filipino Artist, ArtPH, Philippines, Environmental Art, Paintings, Mix-Media, Abstract, Art Profile, Artist Profile Art Feature, Collage, Mixed Media on Canvas, Mixed-Media on Wood, Assemblage, Composite, Acrylic, Installation

THE ELEVENTH HOUR Mixed Media on Canvas (Collage) 24″ x 24″ Inches 2010

Jun Cambel, Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Artist, Contemporary Filipino Artist, Filipino Artist, ArtPH, Philippines, Environmental Art, Paintings, Mix-Media, Abstract, Art Profile, Artist Profile Art Feature, Collage, Mixed Media on Canvas, Mixed-Media on Wood, Assemblage, Composite, Acrylic, Installation

GREED Mixed Media on Canvas 60″ X 24″ Inches 2011

Contact: Tel: (852) 9354 0458 Email: jscambel@artelier.com.hk Website: www.artelier.com.hk Facebook: Jun Cambel.

ALL IMAGES USED WITH PERMISSION.

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