Joey Simsim

Joey Simsim

Joey Simsim is an Ibaloi artist from the province of Benguet and city of Baguio. Adept at using oil paint, his technique of combined realism and impressionism is evident in every brushstroke. He considers as his first inspirations Caravaggio and Rembrant. In the year 2006, Joey began to use a palette knife in his works where he achieved the unique impasto textures of his paintings. His works portray depths and illusions from figures, natural things and objects found in his mountainous place which he achieves in his own style.

Currently, Joey is the President of the first Artist Guild of Itogon.