Just recently, young visual artist Ina Jardiolin opened her second solo show at Kaida Contemporary.

Titled “Stretch(ed) Mark(ed),” the UP graduate probed into the scars of identity and gender roles the society imposed on individuals and how these obstructive assignments mark each individual permanently.

Ina made use of discarded treated leather scraps as her canvas. Challenging to use and delicate to handle, these intricately cobbled scraps signify how gender roles sometimes leave individuals grasping for their genuine identity.

The young artist also utilizes hulma or wooden shoe last to pay homage to her family’s background as Marikina shoemakers.

Prepare to be enlightened by Ina Jardiolin’s masterpieces. Check out some of her pieces from the “Stretch(ed) Mark(ed)” exhibit.

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