My name is Roderick "Derrick" Colminas Macutay (born September 12, 1971 in Pasig City) a Filipino mural artist and contemporary painter, known for my distinctive subject of surreal portraits of humans, robots, cyborgs and android like creatures and my signature color of monochrome blue or pastels usually with a vibrant accent color. My works range from mural paintings to oil paintings and illustrations.
I studied fine art painting for four years at the University of Santo Tomas and graduated in 1992. Having formally studied art in the University of Sto. Tomas and trained with Angono Masters, I have always been dead-on in my critique and rendering of the way the spirit and science come to terms with one another, terms that shape the coming days and the interaction of use and abuse with humans and technology.
As my statement to my artistic expression I would like to evoke in the themes of my works with whim,sometimes satire to my audience. They can relate to what is wrong and what is happening between the relation of the cyber age to my mundane subjects.
Apart from doing large scale mural paintings. i enjoy doing these kind of subjects, which in our country they still consider a thin line between fantasy art and serious art, to both which dimensions I portray with ease.