Yasmin Sison (b. 1972, Philippines) is a leading contemporary artist whose practice is concerned with the contradictions of perception and reality. Her ongoing series “Magazine Thief” began in the late nineties, and contemplates the mutability of memory, media and spectacle through fashion images. The paintings feature figures disappearing literally and metaphorically into abstract colour fields, straddling truth and fiction in their midst. Sison’s bold excisions heighten the absurdity of the media’s ideals while also rebelling against the acceptance of the power of imagery — continuing the interplay of contrasts persistent in her considerable and respected practice. The artist is a Thirteen Artist Award winner and has exhibited extensively locally and overseas, having showed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Milan and New York.