BIOGRAPHY

  • Name: JEM GONZALES
  • Age: 37
  • Country: PHILIPPINES

Jem Gonzales hails from the Philippines and is making his sculpting debut at this year’s BWFC. He is hoping to make a splash with his choice of character – the relatively new Goku Black (Super Saiyan Rose form).

INTERVIEW

How do you feel about participating in the BANPRESTO WORLD FIGURE COLOSSEUM 2018?

At first, I can't believe when I got an invitation to be one of the participant in Banpresto World Figure Colosseum. Of course, it's a honor and a privilege to be part of it. I am very happy and feel very lucky at the same time to be the first artist representing my country Philippines.

Of all the art forms, why did you pick sculpting or become a sculptor?

I am inspired by an Anime (Dragon Ball z, etc...) back then when I was a kid, I love to draw lots of art forms it was my passion, and when I got old I am fond of statues and figurines, which leads me to become a sculptor.

How do you feel about the franchise for which you selected?

As I say, I am inspired by an Anime which is Dragon Ball Z when I was a kid, I feel great and so excited to make one.

Tell us the reason why you chose the character you did. (And why did you pose it that way?).

Because Goku Black is not a common character to make. There's something very unique about his character and his story caught my attention which really inspires me to choose Goku Black, and I think it's very fun and cool to sculpt.

It was one of the fighting scenes that has a very tremendous pose of Goku Black.

What makes your style of sculpting unique?

There's a passion in every art/sculpt I made. And it's really represents my own self on it.

If you were a Dragon Ball or One Piece character who would you be? And why?

At first, I think Trunks suits me well haha. Very cool , but yeah as time goes by I realized that I wanted to be like Gohan because he loves to be a dad for being responsible for his family and at the same time must reawaken his true self.

How do you feel about the other contestants?

I know some artist/contestants are very famous and for that reason I am very happy and honored to be as one of their competitors in this competition.

Is there anything you like to say to your fans?

Just don’t get tired of making art, your art will always unlock something new.

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