Mark Salvatus

Themes of urbanism and everyday politics are central to the work of multidisciplinary artist Mark Salvatus, who also serves as co-founder of local street art groups Pilipinas Street Plan and 98B Collaboratory. Drawing inspiration from his urban landscape, popular culture and the media, Salvatus depicts the contemporary experience, both in his native Philippines and in the places to which he travels. Salvatus links cross-cultural commonalities, as represented in Haiku (2013) – a video projection of graffiti that the artist photographed during his travels throughout Japan, New York, Australia, and Indonesia. The video links otherwise unrelated people and cultures to create a global dialogue. In 2014, the artist presented Latitudes at the Cultural Center of the Philippines – a series of three works engaged with socio-political issues surrounding the resources of land, air and water.

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