Rocelie Delfin
Exhibition View


Rocelie Delfin’s (b.1977) raw, poetic images often recall the remote areas of Lanao del Norte where she grew up: lush forests, flowing rivers and unnamed islands. Details of rocks, birds and plants are patiently and meticulously rendered with hundreds of miniscule lines and strokes, a process that she developed intuitively. She puts pen and ink to paper, drawing purely from memory and imagination. Some of these plants and trees are fictional constructs, as if they are from fairytales or strange lands. These drawings carry the distinct tension of simple happiness, freedom and spontaneity layered with obsessive and laborious execution. They emanate from authentic expressive impulses often associated with art brut.