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The Painting and Photography Portfolio of Janet Pancho Gupta

A painting with a branch of flowers over a geometric backgroundBefore Sunrise, watercolour and gouache

Janet Pancho Gupta is a Filipino artist who has been based in Hong Kong for over a decade. Janet’s artworks capture patterns and figures in both painting and photography.

A painting of some pale flowers over a stripey backgroundAudacity, watercolour


Janet’s paintings take an interesting approach, using patterns almost reminiscent of slightly gaudy wallpaper, layered over with cut-out, collage-style painted figures. I enjoy the way that Janet approaches these figures. In combination with the background patterns, the level of detail in the figures takes on an oddly scientific feeling, seemingly referencing vintage science magazines, or advertising posters.

The front page of Janet Pancho Gupta's art


As we saw in our previous feature of Janet’s diverse ways of seeing, the artist also works in photography. Janet’s photographic works tend to explore the way lighting and reflections can change the perception of a space, whether it’s blurred industrial lights in a man-made space, or the reflection of the sun off of still water.

A photograph of a figure running down a dark tunnelAlienated, photograph

About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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