Monday, October 8, 2012

A Visit to the Manila Art 2012 Fair

I like browsing through art magazines and books and be inspired by the works that I find in them.  Being at the Manila Art '12 is like stepping inside an art magazine where you get to experience the awesome artworks in person, seeing every square inch of detail up close.

Last Saturday is actually my first time to see a Manila Art fair. I'm not certain about how many shows they've done but they are already on their 4th year. This year's show opened in October 3 at SMEX and ended yesterday, October 6. I'm glad to be able to catch up. Here are a few snapshots:


It was such a treat for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. There were 40 participating galleries from across the country showcasing works by hundreds of artists. I saw paintings by familiar contemporary artists and also by Filipino masters. I seem to be drawn to authentic old school paintings and contemporary paintings with a nostalgic touch. 

Paintings very much outnumbered sculptures. Like any other art show you'll find a lot of awesome stuff but only a few will sweep you off your feet. And of course there were pieces that you tend to ignore hehe (a matter of taste).  But all in all, it was a great experience. Click on the images below for a larger view. Enjoy!










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