Worlds collide in Maac’s most recent artistic endeavor, of polar opposites so extreme it is almost hard to think both stood on the same scale. Maac’s exploration into the human form started when he was a Fine Arts student, where in classes covering human anatomy he learned the finer nuances and intricacies of the body, and in it, he found himself more and more open in painting them. He expanded on the idea by creating a multiplicity of bodies, merging one with the whole. The Clothed His art is an exercise in realism, or at least, a version of reality in his mind. Maac experimented with the forms of the Filipina; he would use distinguishing facial cues to mark the regional origins of his work, to make it distinctly Asian. Here, he explores the traditional and conventional aspects of themes of Tres Marias, Mother and Child, Harvest, in the style befitting artistic icons like Tam Austria and Oscar Salita. The Naked The unrestraint, unashamed, and unabashed portrayal of hedonism found in his series of multi-sexual paintings, of bodies twisted in ecstasy, forms collapsing in, on, and around each other. Looking at his works, one would wonder where one begins and the other ends in this massive writhing form, artfully executed in bold, hyper-vivid colors. The Bound and The Free It would seem that Maac’s works do not subscribe to any form of artistic prescription, as interpretation may very well vary to any individual looking through the opposite ends of his artistic spectrum. Nevertheless, it is a journey that unravels and pushes the boundaries of his artistic expression, one that need not be bound by expectation nor by convention.