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Artist Jojo Jimenez spotlighting Mindanao's Lumad tribe

Joselito “Jojo” Tolentino Jimenez is an artist born in Obando Bulacan, Philippines. His artworks and masterpieces are known to depict the realistic nature of his people and surroundings. Growing up, he was always interested in painting and eventually took up Fine Arts in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. Since then, he has pursued his art for a career and joined various Art groups, exhibits and expositions. He became involved in different Art communities that teach young artists to pursue their dreams.

While Jojo's family resides in Panabo City, Davao Del Norte, he continues to engage with his artist colleagues. He participates in different Art causes and online exhibits, in and out of the country. Being in the south, his fondness for painting Mindanao’s tribes has opened his eyes to the various cultural traditions preserved until now. His works mainly consist of indigenous people, their colorful and unique traditions, the roots of one’s existence and love for nature.

BUYA (Fixed Marriage) by Joselito “Jojo” Tolentino Jimenez

Watercolor 15’’x20’’ 2018

Fixed marriage is a common practice bound by old traditions of the Lumad tribe in Mindanao. Here's a young couple making plans for their future.

MANGANGAYAM (Hunter) by Joselito “Jojo” Tolentino Jimenez

Watercolor 15’’x20’’ 2018

An old Lumad hunter in a traditional way using the native bow and arrow for hunting.

WEAVER No. 1 by Joselito “Jojo” Tolentino Jimenez

Watercolor 15’’x22’’ 2021

When passing one’s tradition to the younger generation means giving a part of the life and memories of the old times to be cherished in future.

FAMILY DAY by Joselito “Jojo” Tolentino Jimenez

Acrylic on canvas 36’’x36” 2022

Life may be busy but a family day is still one of the many activities giving joy to the heart. A simple gesture of love and dedication means a lot to family members.

TO DANCE WITH NATURE by Joselito “Jojo” Tolentino Jimenez

Oil on Canvas 24’’x36’’ 2022

To dance with nature is to dance with life. Unpredictable yet you stay with its abundant blessings and trials and just go with the flow. Live with it.

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