Lawrence Getubig’s “I Want to be Action Figure”

Lawrence Getubig's "I Want to be Action Figure"

Lawrence Getubig’s “I Want to be Action Figure”

 

“Many of the components that drive me as an artist today are the same childhood forces that kept me riveted as a kid.

Western, and more specifically American science fiction and fantasy movies, television shows, cartoons and superhero comic book escapades became regular imports growing up in the Philippines in the 1970s and 80s. I absorbed these almost as fast as they arrived. The narratives became more personal as I integrated my own projected character playing with the action figure toys associated with these western mythologies.” lawrencegetubig.com