“Yung una po medyo nahirapan ako kay Cirilo kasi aaminin ko di talaga ako magaling umintindi agad ng malalalim na English. Tapos ayun naging ok naman ng pinaulit ulit ko basahin tapos nagpatulong ako sa mga kaibigan ko na mas lalo pang maintindihan ko ang mga babasahin.
(I will admit that I found it difficult at first to understand Cirilo because of the level
of his English. In the end it helped that I reread his text and also asked help from friends who helped me understand the words more.)”


Dr. Karayom is a visual artist who uses storytelling to entice the viewer of his works. Using daily life and past experiences, he weaves the lines and shapes of his works using red
as a primary color to strike something familiar yet fresh, red that shows gore, humor, and the truth that resides inside both the pieces and the one looking at them.
It becomes a mirror of oneself, society, and everything in between. Dr. Karayom is an alter ego, he is someone normal like us, someone who can shake us up to penetrate
the facade that we put up every day. In 2018, he painted one of the stairwells of Benilde’s School of Design and Arts with the mural “Hindi Tutoo.”