A young artist with promising talent and vision, Jone Sibugan (b. 1997) graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a major in Painting. He has participated in group exhibitions in Underground Gallery, 1335 Mabini, and Erehwon Center for the arts.

Jone’s artworks revolve around the mushroom as signifier of both life and death, being a life form that thrives upon decomposition and rot. His medium is primarily soot, harking to the ritualistic process of pagtatawas, a traditional healing medicine that uses candles, oil, and soot to make meaningful images.

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