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Alecca Adarna


Alecca Adarna (b.1996) is a self-taught abstract and resin artist who lives in Manila, Philippines. She states, “My art is a colorful web where colors and cells interact to keep the viewer in a playful atmosphere of exploration and imagination.” Adarna reveals an alluring perception of space and depth through a psychedelic interplay of organic shapes that suggest earth, water, and sky. The forms emerge, coalesce, overlap, and release with effortless grace. They embody the dynamic forces of nature and our connection to its miraculous energy and diversity.

As a child growing up in the province of Cebu, Adarna displayed signs of innate artistic talent in both painting and sculpture. She would join art clubs till she moved to college in Manila, where the continued support she received from her family cemented Adarna's confidence and desire to explore her creativity which has expanded and evolved.

Adarna's exhibitions include those in Artistree Gallery, The Grey Space, Knock/ Knock Gallery, and Kurit Gallery. She is also a featured member of Likhaan, a social marketplace where their goal is to elevate the local art industry by empowering artists and providing them with a global platform.




I was inspired by the States of Cadence, therefore my subject matter is coral reefs. I used materials such as acrylic, and my secret concoction of my fluid pouring medium on canvas, to capture the movement of life deep within the ocean— making my canvas dance and the paint sing. Everything is captured in the spontaneous movement of the fluid paint as it meets the canvas. There is no going back and correcting when painting with fluid paint. It captures its own image at that moment in time.