Born in Manila, Philippines in 1998, Yok Joaquin graduated from University. Of Santo Tomas ,College Of Architecture. Based on his architectural background, Yok is expert in combining clean lines and simple figures with illustration style.
Under his distinctive painting vocabulary which is different from the tradition---like the effusive sun and clouds, the dog-like fantasy creatures with human expression, and the naked women with pure body rhythm. The viewer can assimilate into the artworks itself directly instead of getting lost in complex and resplendent art criticism. Behind the absurd vigor and childishness, there is a sense of unworldliness. As in Keith Haring's words," Art is for everyone, art is life, and life is art."