Series: Pleasure Me

“Exploration”, 42 x 24 in (122 x 61 cm), oil on wood in treated rope, 2017



“Pleasure me, you worthless coward”, a 3-person exhibit by Mek Yambao, Ku Romillo and Kristine Caguiat at J Studio. With live rope bondage performance by Joyen feat. Doleur and screening of “Himlay”, an exploration of a former prostitute’s nightmares and her escape to pursue her real dreams. A film by Shallah Montero.


Artist statement:

“I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.”
― Simone de Beauvoir



This series is about of female sexuality and intimacy in three expressions: with self in masturbation and kink, as a heterosexual experience, and as a homosexual experience. All of which are not fully represented or accepted in media or common narratives as opposed to the male gaze.

Although I want to unapologetically express sexuality, as a female, there’s a sense that it’s can’t be fully realized with my cultural setting, but with this series, I am another step in claiming it.

48 x 36 in (122 x 91 cm)
oil on wood

36 x 48 in (91 x 122 cm)
oil on wood