Philip Leonard Ocampo
acryla-gouache, graphite, clear gesso and ink on wood panel
20” x 16” x 1.5”
Courtesy of the artist
Philip Leonard Ocampo is a queer Filipino artist and arts facilitator based in Tkaronto, Canada. Ocampo’s multidisciplinary practice involves painting, sculpture, writing, and curatorial projects. His work explores phenomenon, magic, and memory, using the extraordinary to reconcile and better understand personal and collective experiences through a diasporic focus. Ocampo is interested in the allure of the unknown, and through this curiosity, seeks to access aspects of existence that are invisible, intangible, or inhuman in nature. He holds a BFA in Integrated Media from OCAD University and is currently a Programming Coordinator at Xpace Cultural Centre and one of the four founding co-directors of Hearth, a new artist-run space in Toronto.