Negrense artist Mikael Nicholas “Miko” Zayco launched his second solo exhibit, “Through the Prism” November 7 at Casa Gamboa in Silay City, Negros Occidental.
“I don’t focus on the outcome. Whenever I am in my studio, I prepare myself for the surprise that will happen. I move with the flow. Once the paint touches the canvas, I get lost and allow the beauty of art to unfold in front of me. Most of the time I get surprised by the artwork in front of me. As light takes to prism.” Miko said.
“Through the Prism” explores new avenues for the artist whose favorite medium is acrylic, mixed with other medium.
Miko hails from Kabankalan City on his father side and Bacolod on his mother side. He is the son of mosaic artist Lisa de Leon Zayco. “My mother is my motivator. She has been behind me since day 1,” he stressed.
His first solo exhibit, “Resurgence” was held in May 2021. He has joined group exhibits in May 2018, “Beyond Bounds” and in June 2019 “By Gone”.
Miko claims to have started painting “after a lot of years and a lot of hesitation.” With no background in art, he would spend hours and hours studying different techniques and would experiment. He has joined several art workshops, the latest of which was Print Making with Marc Bugangon.
“Doing art has made me more centered. It is where I commune with God and where I find my peace. I offer the work of my hands and the inspiration I get from my creator, the Almighty Father!” he stressed.
In “Through the Prism” the artist lays bare the musings of life as he has been invited to witness, and retell these on canvass, with hands and brushes resigned to fate, resigned to the chances of life through a prism.*Alan Gensoli