April 22, 2008
April 22, 2008 http://philippineartscene.blogspot.com/2008/04/tutok-kargado-ateneo-art-gallery.html Tutok KARGADO ongoing in the Ateneo Art Gallery The Ateneo Art Gallery is presently featuring Tutok KARGADO - a visual dialogue between contemporary Filipino artists and Modern masters in the Ateneo Art Gallery collection. Tutok KARGADO is initiated by Tutok, an initiative of visual artists focused on art and advocacy. Hosted by the Ateneo Art Gallery, curator Jose Tence Ruiz provides the structure within which the Tutok artists respond to and interact with Filipino masters such as Arturo Luz, Vicente Manansala, Roberto Chabet, J. Elizalde Navarro, Antonio Austria, Brenda Fajardo and Lazaro Soriano. The exhibition is...
February 5, 2008
February 5, 2008 by Prime Sarmiento http://pcij.org/stories/even-in-singapore-pinoy-artists-are-bankable/ SINGAPORE — Twelve years ago, Francisco ‘Kiko’ Escora was already happy when a painting of his fetched P3,000 at an exhibit in Manila. But today Escora must be ecstatic; his works are being snapped up not only in his home country, where they now average P70,000 a piece, but also in places like Singapore, where Escora paintings are bought for S$4,000 each, or a cool hundred grand based on a P30:S$1 conversion. This is despite the fact that Escora’s paintings, which can at times deal with dark and sexual themes, aren’t the type that...
September 23, 2007
September 23, 2007 By Jerome Gomez http://jgomezpeople.blogspot.com/2007/09/lee-aguinaldo-june-2007.html When everything else has gone, someone once said, art is all that remains. And in the small Quezon City room that Melba Arribas used to share with the artist Lee Aguinaldo, art seems to brim from every drawer, underneath closets and still unopened boxes. On the walls, small works from Lee’s linear period are interspersed with photographs and small collages, and beside a lamp hangs a framed photographic diptych by Wig Tysman of a young Melba sexily reclining on a bed while the wild man Lee, wearing his signature dark aviator glasses, sits...
June 21, 2007
June 21, 2007 By Jerome Gomez   http://jeromeifyouwantto.blogspot.com/2007/06/lee-aguinaldo-metro-society-june-2007.html   When everything else has gone, someone once said, art is all that remains. And in the small Quezon City room that Melba Arribas used to share with the artist Lee Aguinaldo, art seems to brim from every drawer, underneath closets and still unopened boxes. On the walls, small works from Lee’s linear period are interspersed with photographs and small collages, and beside a lamp hangs a framed photographic diptych by Wig Tysman of a young Melba sexily reclining on a bed while the wild man Lee, wearing his signature dark aviator...