Jerwin Dee, A 109 student of SDA’s AB-MMA, who’s interest revolves around Video games, Cartoons, Fashion, Gaga, Lana del rey and even food is just oozing with creativity. His tumblr url is a wordplay of the famous surrealist painter, Salvador Dali and the word Saboteur. His works of art shows humor and personality with depth in it. For an artist who has great appreciation for femininity, he shows it well with Adobe Illustrator. You can see some of his works at http://saboteurdali.tumblr.com.
When asked what art is to him, he says that it’s funny and shouldn’t be taken seriously, hence, his works of art. He’s one of those lucky people who got to study what he loves the most, if not, he would have ended up in COMSCI and we wouldn’t be able to see what wonderful art he has to offer. Not only is he good at his craft but he also can play volleyball. With brains and brawn plus creativity to boot, he would surely be a fine model for the upcoming generation of artists.
For a guy who is unbeatable at tekken, who can win a staring contest with cats and fishes and who makes a mean lasagna, it truly shows that he is your average everyday teen- just so happens art and humor is his specialty.
Lee Caces, AB-MMA, 109, a visual artist as his first description on his blog. And we totally agree as he revolves around on photos, graphic design and sketches. He’s not your typical guy who plays Play station or computer games. He usually goes out with friends and likes to observe a lot. Through this he captures moments though photos and design.
When asked what inspires him well he only quoted Chuck Close- “Inspiration is for amateurs ; the rest of just show and get to work”. He just drinks coffee to pump up his brain and just do what he has to do. Believing that it’s not really necessary to wait on something to happen. Things will occur in the process you just have to go on and start.
His style varies. Using different mediums from mix media to digital and experiments on them as well. Whatever interests him is what he’s artworks are about definitely not the art for art sake kind.
Aside from being a full time student he also does some freelance photography. Lee’s works conform from different concepts are as we would call it ‘pegs’. That’s how he flexible with whatever comes his way.
A self-portrait with the use of mixed media by the artist himself with his signature Wayfarers.
TIPS TO BE A GOOD ARTIST: - You must really like what you’re doing. Don’t force yourself in making an artwork that is not you. - If you have to change everything and start all over because you have a better idea, DO IT because no one’s stopping you. - Use your instinct. It is very powerful. - Try to collaborate with other people. You might be able to produce BETTER works.
As you can see he’s your all aorund artist. The works that he has been sharing in his blog proves how he constanly portray the everyday things in a new light. It’s good that his style isnt specific as to not be labeled as a one act kind. With this, he has verify to us that being a visual artist is about exposing his reality and imagination through his own approach.
It was a bit confusing on having to decide which talent we were to focus on this feature on Dey Vega for this 109 AB-MMA student is quite versatile with fashion, film making, photography and dance. But we asked him which would be his top priority; he said it would be film making and photography in which he is still willing to learn and explore further.
“Fashion is part of my artistic expression of who am I, and what I love to do.”, says Dey when we asked him what fashion is to him. “It doesn’t mean that you are feminine when you like fashion.”
1.Don’t be afraid to mix up your clothes. If you have a jacket, find something that suits it well. If you have a polo, find pants that compliments too.
2.You don’t have to put extra layers of clothing on your to look good.
3.It is up to you on how you present yourself; if you can carry yourself well, I think people will appreciate you even if you only wear something simple.
What is COMEONE GROUND?
It’s name was formerly, “Aftaskoo” which was established back in 2008 and a year later it became “Comeone Ground” which was composed of 12 people who wanted to dance and inspire. Now with almost 70++ members, Comeone Ground is a group that caters to CSB & DLSU students and gives them an outlet to dance, to express and to share their talents in dancing. Dey says they are open for new members and they might have auditions next month, so watch out!
Being part of this talented dance team, Dey admits that we wouldn’t want to see him dance at all back when he was in highschool. He says he wasn’t a dancer, he just had the chance to develop it when he joined C1G during his sophomore year in college. “No one starts out great.”, that’s what his friend told him that inspired him to develop his talent.
You guys might really recognize this photo which currently hit around 800++ shares and over 1000++ likes all over Facebook a few weeks ago.Dey was quite fascinated with the current trend “its more fun in the Philippines” that he decided to make use of his favorite photograph he took of our very own SDA Building. At the beginning of it, he never even bothered to include a watermark copyright on his photograph because he thought only his friends would appreciate it but never in his wildest thinking expected such overwhelming hype to happen.
Believe it or not but Dey entered CSB without even having a single knowledge about anything related to Multimedia Arts; he didn’t know how to draw or use Photoshop and didn’t even know anything about photography. Initially, like most aspiring artists; he just wanted his own DSLR, and that eventually gave him the willingness to learn and become a good photographer. If you have the determination and passion to discover what you can do, then it is not impossible to attain what you can. Dey Vega shows us very well how perseverance leads to development when you have the passion to build up what you love doing.
View this dance choreography by Dey Vega featuring dancers from C1G; Vincent Igno, Yuki Ito, Twinkle Norte, Camille Bagasan, Donnie Dino and Jamico Jasa.
filmed by: AB-FILM Students; Ryan Dolores & Allan Nino
Its quite remarkable how he controls his time given his busy schedule with school, projects and dance practice late at night. Dey says, “Time is important when you have many things to do.”, other passions are things that shouldn’t be a distraction to your education but it should also push you further to do well in other aspects.
Its a fact that David Guison isn’t your typical average college kid for four reasons: First, he is ranked #13 on international site, Lookbook.nu out of over 19,947++ users in the Philippines. Second, at the age of 19, he has been featured in over sixty blogs in the country(not counting magazine features). Third, his own personal blog, DG MNL, has over-flowing followers many bloggers can only afford to dream about and has around 315,250 hits. And oh, did we mention he is the one and only male brand ambassador of the international clothing line, FOREVER 21? Yes he is, along with other world-famous bloggers such as Tricia Gosingtian & Patricia Prieto. His Twitter Account sky rockets to a number of 3,341 followers. That’s quite a feat of miles for a boy his age.
The 108, ABMMA Student started blogging about a year ago his parents got him a camera that inspired him to take photographs, he was pleased enough with his works that it fueled him enough to share it to the world. Lookbook was introduced to him by his friend and it is through it that he got noticed as his popularity soared to the point where Forever21 called him up and wanted him to be one of their ambassadors! That’s truly spectacular. Just like any of us, he has tried dancing & even modeling which didn’t work out and he can’t sing as well. Despite the failed attempt, David does prove to us that there is always other brighter opportunities out there when we keep pushing.
In spite the fame, David Guison remains down to earth, warm and welcoming that we found it very delightful when we sat down and had the interview with him. Despite his hectic schedule between school and work(he also works as a Photographer for the Lifestyle Section of Inquirer Newspaper and STATUS Magazine), he still managed to have a little chat with us as he talked about his favorite, The Crispy Chicken Fillet from McDonalds. This interview video is a must see! David Guison is definitely one person you should meet.
Quick Fact: David was the first person who got the SDA Talent Tag Line(“…and you are watching The SDA Talent, Real Art by Real Artists) at the end of every video correct and perfect with all the swag on the first take! Unfortunately, file crashed. :| we apologize guys.. Anyway, this is also the first time we are including behind the scene footage and bloopers of our interviews! It is such an honor to have him featured.
Straight from the hallways of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design & Arts, we bring you a joint project aimed to showcase and expose true Benildean Art & Talent for it to be shared, experienced and appreciated by others. It also goals to connect different courses by connecting diverse interests and abilities, bringing them together in one place where Benildean Skill and Ability can be seen and heard.
We feature students of the college with the artistic abilities in doing their passion; such as photographers, musicians, fashion designers, art managers, animators, film creators, production designers, architects, industrial designers, dancers, multimedia artists and interior designers who can be found all around the campus. These are works conceived in the minds of each individual, which were carefully executed and created into becoming reality. Real Art by Real Artists.
We are not your typical college students ; we stand by our school’s motto, “Doing ordinary things the extraordinary way.” Truly we can say Benildeans are exceptionally gifted.