Napoleon Abueva’s long distance race

Napoleon Abueva’s house in Tandang Sora Quezon City is littered with busts of important people coated in dust. Some parts of the sculptor’s studio have fallen out of use since his sickness which restricted him to a wheel chair for over five years now. The stroke practically ended his major productions. At that time I …

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Introduction to Moment’s Notice

It is my belief that in any profession, especially in the creative line, one never completely moves beyond the pull of the personal in any human encounter. Experience teaches us to not look at the works merely as objects but also the process behind it. My project has in its typical manner sought to deeply …

College Guys

Press Release “The College Guys” exhibition opens with a party at 371 art space For the College Guys, a loose artistic group composed of Francis Bejar, Francis Commeyne, Geronimo Cristobal, Jr. and Chalk Zaldivar, artworks need not be alienated from their everyday reality. Conceived to present a series of new works forged under a fresh …

Rodel Tapaya: Visions of Lore

Tapaya’s paintings recurrently depict narratives embedded in Filipino cultural history that offer sharp and often piercing commentary on contemporary life and issues. Through his adept manipulation of folk aesthetic and material, Tapaya provides his mythical characters with allegorical significances that transcend common perception, offering fresh insights about their origins and relevance. The paintings become a …

Renato Orara, Drawer.

I was searching through the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) collection last night, out of curiosity, for a Filipino artist and found only two names. The first one is Lino Brocka. The original film of the movie "Bona" is currently kept --luckily--in the MOMA Film Archive of the world's best movies. I think there is …

An Echo from the Fields

An Echo from the Fields Lex Marcos paints a Miguel Hernández tribute Geronimo Cristobal, Jr. April 16, 2010 The Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez’s last verse written on a hospital wall said, “Goodbye, brothers, comrades, friends: let me take my leave of the sun and the fields.” In this gripping final act of poetry, Hernández was …