“Art is a journey of a free soul, a mind’s escape, a breathing of heart. It is a gift that keeps on giving. Every artwork is wrapped in message. It is amazing how much word a simple image contain. It’s powerful, it’s moving”.
Wencyl (“Wence Zyl”) Buenafe Mallari is an uprising artist from Tarlac.
Born on October 5, 1987, she was the fourth child of Mrs. Corazon Mallari and Mr. Ambrocio Mallari who is also an artist. Growing up in a family of artist, it has been her nature to draw and learn painting since her early age. She started drawings since she was 9 doing charcoal portraits, landscapes, and still life. She was gradually guided by her father who influenced on her learning and skills. After graduating on High School, she spent a year to study painting using oil mediums and tried different subjects. While she was painting, her artwork together with her father’s paintings was sponsored by DTI Central Luzon and has them exhibited at Intramuros Manila on 2004. She was then discovered by a local tv station “The Focus” and have been interviewed for art inspiration on the same year.
In 2005, she enrolled B.S. Architecture at Tarlac State University and was actively joining painting competitions local and national.
In 2011, she and her father were requested by Theme Builders Philippines to join on their project at Donetsk, Ukraine making interiors and murals for Funtura Donetsk.
ABOUT HER ARTWOKS
Her painting skills were merely influenced by her father who is also an artist. At early age, she has been doing charcoal portraits, painting of still life, flowers and figures. She grew up in realism. Aside of her father, she also admires the work of classical artist like Leonardo Da Vinci, and landscape artist Jacob Philipp Hackert. She also admires classical figures of David Gray, and the hyper realism of Anna Haldin Maulle and local artists Orley Ypon and Jaime Gubaton.
For her “Art is a process of endless learning” so as she welcomes modern age she embraces challenges and attempt to create new style. From conservative realism, she is now into contemporary figurative painting using surrealism and symbolism. She explored the unconscious mind and creates art resulting in dreamlike realistic imagery. Her works tap into the dual mystic of nature and feminity. The pensive, realistic figures with lush flowers, corals and sea nature and undulating flourish that glows with inner light. These women are one with the natural world. She aims to feature women’s worth, essentials, strong, proud and elegant.
She believes that her artwork is an extension of her heart that comes from her deepest thoughts and emotions from learning’s of life. It is her soul and believes that it is somehow a little bit part of us all.