CHARCOAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY ODANG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Fernan Odang Jr. is a self-taught artist based in Manila. Odang explores the idea of internal damage by depicting oppressive and corrupt systems that prey on the poor and underprivileged in a series of charcoal on paper works.

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Odang chose to delve into issues such as sexual abuse, drug addiction, and political manipulation. He interprets the nature of abusers by correlating them with animals, using the image of pigs, for instance, as a stand-in for greed, or dogs as a proxy for sexual predators.

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