Jinky Reynoso graduated from De La Salle University in 1992 with a degree in Psychology. Her work is inspired by the calm of landscapes, nature and poetry, particularly the words of Emily Dickinson. "Oil and acrylics allow me to be honest with how I feel at a given moment-- thick impastos straight from the tube when I am angry and want to scream; gentle glaze and soft strokes when all I want is to sing or whisper; a left-out unpainted space for solitude and, sometimes, a single drip for letting go." On her influences, she says, "I grew up with the paintings of my granduncle, Diosdado Lorenzo (13 Moderns of Philippine Art) around our home in Nueva Ecija. I didn't concentrate too much on the actual forms and figures painted. I remember just concentrating on one area of the work and get mesmerized. I didn't see lines, drawing or painting-I saw a playground of colors! Then coming here to Manila, I chanced upon a work whose textures reminded me so much of home. There was no need for me to look at this painting one area at a time, in little bits and pieces. This time I saw the painting as a whole. The little bits and pieces of color and texture that mesmerized me as a child was the very painting in front of me. Gone were the vibrant colors of my past, replaced by more subdued hues, reflecting the adult me. The painting was by Gus Albor. He continues to be an influence in my work to this day".
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