Members of local art circles mourned the sudden death of 30-year-old painter Bree Jonson, who was found unconscious inside a hostel room she shared with bilyonaryo Bobby Ongpin’s son.
Leon Gallery Makati offered condolences for the passing of the up-and-coming artist, who would often paint about nature.
“Bree Jonson is primarily known for her unique visual language that explores the relationship between mankind and the environment. Her works act as a visual and critical commentary on the contemporary human experience in contrast with the idea of human nature itself,” it said in a statement.
“The result is a novel critique of our intuitive sense of anthropocentrism amidst our ever-expanding knowledge of nature and the world.”
Still having a hard time absorbing this. RIP Bree Jonson. Alto Indio forever.
Here’s my post about her and our memories. 🙁 pic.twitter.com/rFnuCyGbg4
— Bunny Ears (@flyinbaian) September 19, 2021
— Vintana PH (@vintana_ph) September 19, 2021
Police are investigating Julian Ongpin after cocaine was found inside his and Jonson’s room at Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel in San Juan.
Ongpin was arrested for alleged possession of illegal drugs.
Check out some of Jonson’s works here:
Bree Jonson(b. 1991) paints animals and plants to critique the relationship that humans have with their environment, and the divide that has grown between them, a divide that displaces them as Other, different from humans, and lower in importance and hierarchy. pic.twitter.com/8LnoOHLzFX
— ginoe (@hubineer) September 18, 2021