Recently, our editor, Crist Espiritu had the opportunity to interview artist Peter Phobia where they discuss his personal story, process and art. Since then, we have been keeping in constant communication, following where he’s at in his artistic level.
Tomorrow, Peter will be having a show at the Hilger NEXT Project Room titled “No Cigarettes, No Sleep”. According to the show’s text by Pedro Henrique de Melo, the works might be “interpreted as homage to the coastal American life” but rather “in reality a work of discreet subversion that invites, or rather cajoles the audience to reflect on how certain fragments of American culture are imported to and consumed by the rest of the world without proper reflection or adaptation.”
We had an opportunity to distract Peter from getting ready for the show and asked him a few questions to get his viewpoint about his show. Read on.
Interview by Mark Changco.
Art by Peter Phobia.