Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Art Watching at the ManilArt 2015 Show

         I almost missed this year's show! Hadn't my artist auntie posted pics of her visit to the art fair on Facebook, I wouldn't know that it was already going on. So the next day, Sunday, October 11th, which is the last day of the show, I took my motorcycle to SM Aura in Taguig City and spent the entire afternoon just art watching.

       So this is the 4th ManilArt show that I visited and I'm glad to see new pieces by familiar artists, as much as I am glad to discover new Filipino artist who have gotten my attention by their awesome work.

      I have posted 73 photos from the show on my blog annex and below are are some of my favorites...

     "MM/DD/YY" by Edwin Martinez.  I don't know what it is about skull and skeleton art that fascinates me... You know this is not the only piece there where a smaller framed artwork is attached over a larger frameless work. Must be some kind of  trend.

    "Muse" one of a series by Billijin Carle. Ethnic patterns on each lock of a dreadheaded lady - just brilliant. White gave it an ethereal feel.

     One of a series of black & white graffiti style works, using pen and ink and acrylic on canvas, by Monnar Baldemor. His colored works are awesome too!

          I seem to prefer paintings with sedate hues over those with a fiesta of vivid colors. This one is by Azor Pazcoguin, entitled "Bully the Kid 1".

           Reybert Ramos' painting of dog-men have always amused me.

      If there are high-rise condominiums, this would be a high-rise shanty. Sculpture by Honesto Guiruela entitled, "Sagot sa Dayo"

      I just looove the carved bull and ram skulls! The work of Tebs Gomez.

     One booth really put a smile on my face when I saw the re-interpretation of famous works like of Vermeer, Da Vinci, Warhol, and a lot more. All the characters were made really plump by artist Roel Obemio. We can say that he "Obemiofied" them. ^_^