About The Artist

​​  champoy (born Janeil Sumampong Lim) is an LA-based artist born and raised in Bukidnon, a province in the Southern Philippines.

His drawings are heavily influenced by comix infused with abstracted organic patterns and humorous images lifted from his personal cosmology and culture shock.
He also assembles reclaimed and found materials, transforming these discarded items into relics from his imagination.

His work bridges the experiences that run in his bloodline, a return to ways of living as part of nature, and transcending the parts within himself that are  by-products of a culture that has been strongly influenced by "the colonial forces of Catholicism and Hollywood". 

Champoy is currently collaborating to build alternative living art structures in natural environments. He teaches workshops on woodworking, comix, murals and puppet-making. 
As a teaching artist, he likes to instigate and encourage creative atmospheres allowing play and flow in everyday consciousness to occur -something which he believes is very essential to his own creative process.

 Champoy lives in a yurt on a hill with his partner and their baby.
photo by Larry Abellana
photo by David Dougherty