Sunday, June 28, 2015

Enchantress: A Solo Exhibit
by Camille Dela Rosa

      Last Friday I went to Art Underground gallery in Mandaluyong City to check out an exhibit by my cousin Camille. Yup, artistic talent runs in the family hehe. But she's really a distant cousin  from my dad's maternal relatives.

Beauty runs in the family too. LOL That's my cousin Camille.
    This is actually her 20th solo exhibit. She's about 10 years younger than I am and she did far more paintings than I have ever done before I hit 30. Well she started quite young. Made her first painting at the age of 16 with the love and support of her artist mom, who is my tita, Ethel Dimacuha; and of course with the creativity chromosomes passed down to her by her dad, the known painter Ibarra Dela Rosa.

    Through the years she tried her hands on different genres. I remember that she also adapter her father's style that is like the hybrid of Fauvism, impressionism, and pointillism. Then she shifted to what I would call anatomical surrealism.

      This time in her latest collection, a series of 13 paintings in oil, she again demonstrated her skill in painting realistic figures. The faces of each enchantress are finely done, capturing the beauty that charms the viewer to come closer as if by some kind of spell. 

The Fulfiment of Each, 38" x 46" oil on canvas
     Each painting is a portrait of a lady and the realm that she rules over. They are windows to  surreal worlds where everything seem to be floating, suspended or frozen. Worlds that are mysterious and fathomless, just as the imagination of the artist who created it.

Endless Beginning, 48" x 60" oil on canvas
That Each May Be Greater, 36" x 36" oil on canvas
Aeon Of The Pleroma, 36" x 48" oil on canvas

In One With Nature, 24" x 36" oil on canvas

Lily Of The Valley, 36" x 48" oil on canvas
Each Time's Return, 36" x 36" oil on canvas

The One That Is Both, 48" x 36" oil on canvas

      Enchantress opened on June 26th at the Art Underground gallery located along Balagtas St. corner Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. The exhibit runs until July 7th. Go check it out! ^_^

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