Manila city forest panoramic image depicting mural artwork along a city wall stretching a full city block
Grid image of three Manila artists who contributed to the Manila city forest project for Converse

Os Artistas

Blic is young self-taught visual artist who tells his personal story on public walls. He is also a founding member of Cavity Collective, a local community for street artists based in Cavite that colors the streets with creativity and passion.

RJ Saquian a.k.a BVRN has been creating art since he was in grade school. By 2013, RJ decided to step up his passion by turning his paintings into murals. Up until now he has made works of traditional art, illustration, and graffiti.

AG Saño is an environmentalist and artist who paints street murals. In his 10 years as an artist, he has painted more than 700 murals across the globe.

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A Arte

The mural's theme is focused on three aspects according the artists experiences:
Blic's art is about solidarity, BVRN brings inclusion and visibility for the LGBT community, and AG Saño addresses environmental issues and climate change in his art.

The mural is located in an old business district of Manila – an area that was previously the center of business, commerce and sales in the city. AG Saño commented about the mural’s location, “this is actually what brought humanity to the present climate crisis, and I think it’s good to have a spot like this to show people in the district how humanity affects the environment.”

A collaborative creation depicting meaningful causes such as solidarity, inclusion, and climate change.

Grid of six different murals for Manila city forest sponsored by Converse

Converse believes in using creativity and self-expression to drive progress and has an opportunity to support local creative communities across the world, sharing the stories of how they are living out a restless commitment to Create Next.

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Mural depicting handshake. Manila artist at work for city forest project sponsored by Converse