26th December 11
You’re welcome, Pao! I’m flattered that you posted this pa haha! I used a graphite 6B pencil on 11x15 mi tientes paper. This is the first portrait I drew and gave to someone. We only do that for special children… Lol I mean special people. Haha! I gave it to her on her birthday. I do hope she meant it when she said that she totally looks like the sketch I drew. Haha! I shall practice more though. I’m glad you liked it! ☺
28th November 11
Continuing our gallery-hopping that day when we went to The College Boys Exhibit, we went to the exhibit of my block mate Enzo’s brother! I wasn’t expecting that there were two exhibitors in the gallery. Seems to be that the other guy who exhibited is my other block mate Erika’s boy friend. Haha! Let’s go UP College of Fine Arts!
We went to Boston Gallery near Cubao. I enjoyed this exhibit a lot because of all the paintings that I saw. It’s not usual that I observe a painting close enough to kiss it. It just happens when I’m really interested with it. On the first floor of the gallery, I got to discover Edrick Daniel’s paintings. I wonder why I never heard of him because his works are good. I don’t know but there’s a certain feeling that his paintings gave me, and I love it when that happens. Lol! You get to connect with what the artist feels when he painted it. There’s also a story behind each one of them. Or maybe that’s just me…
The above painting kinda looks like my block mate! Cool. I love the colors he used.
I love this painting above. I see love!
On the second floor, I saw the works of one of my favorite Social Realist. I’m personally a fan of Guerrero Habulan’s paintings. His works remind me of my favorite artist’s paintings, Ronald Ventura. I love how you can tell a story from his paintings and that he uses hyper realism in all of them. Oh, and the fact that he uses people as subjects on his paintings. You can actually tell what his exhibit is about just by looking at his works. I love what the artist stated on the white essay-like writing I don’t know what to call. It just captures the essence of his exhibition.
“Man has become a stranger to his own nation, even to himself. “
“Standards of perfection are set by artificial beings: dolls, mannequins with porcelain skin, and thin figures.” And what make me like this painting even more is the meaning behind it.
My favorite painting above! The details are too awesome and it’s terribly huge! If I had the money, I swear I’d keep this.
Oh there, these two blondes again! Thanks Jan and Hanako! Mukha kayong art critic diyan haha!
Then there’s me. I hate posing in front of an art work but I really liked the painting! Haha! Do visit the Boston Art Gallery in 72 Boston St. Cubao. The exhibit ends tomorrow! ☺
20th November 11
Art exhibits have always been my thing, and I really do get out of my way just to see one - no matter how far the gallery is, I think it’s worth it! I love how my block mates are starting to like going to art events, and this exhibit right here is one of the most memorable because we went like treasure hunting just to find this art gallery. I think we spent about five hundred for a cab fare. Didn’t know it was that far! Well, anything for art. Chos!
Anyway, I got aware of this exhibit because of my UPCFA friends. They all came from UP College of Fine Arts and yes I am definitely proud because I loved the exhibit! Check out The College Guys at 371 Art Space with works of Francis Commeyne, Francis Bejar, Chalk Zaldivar, and Geronimo Cristobal.
Above: Monolith I and II by Jun Cristobal
Above: Blueprint for Destruction by Jun Cristobal
Above: Plano de Manila y sus Arraballes by Jun Cristobal. If maps only looked like that!
Above: Constellation by Jun Cristobal
Above: Open/Close Door Policy by Francis Commeyne
Above: Modern Hair Styling by Francis Commeyne
How cool are these box art installations! The details are cuhrazyy!
Above: Eye of the Storm by Francis Commeyne
Above: Works by Francis Bejar. I love the color schemes in his art works. It gives a certain vibe or feeling when you look at it. Check out the numerous textures and patters seen in his paintings. I wonder if he painted all that by hand.
Above: Sabi ni Mommy Series: Berto Linisin mo Kuwarto mo by Francis Bejar. My second favorite!
Above: Back to the Street where it all Began by Francis Bejar
Above: Sabi ni Uncle Series: Kapag may Tiyaga, may Nilaga by Francis Bejar
Above: Unveil by Chalk Zaldivar
Above: Ruth by Chalk Zaldivar
Above: Competing with the Unfilled Spaces by Chalk Zaldivar
Above: Masked Communication by Chalk Zaldivar. This was the biggest painting around and also my personal favorite. I’m too amused with the stylized drawing and her facial expression. Haha!
Yeah, I forgot to mention. I was with these two blondes in the exhibit! Thank you Jan and Hanako! The ride going to the exhibit has been a bumpy one but it was a lot of fun with you two. ☺ I should go blond soon. Haha kidding! By the way so you wouldn’t get lost, the 371 Art Space is located near Greenhills, San Juan. Go visit! ☺
Pau Villanueva graduated from St. Theresa's College, QC. She's now studying at the University of the Philippines Diliman, taking up Visual Communication course at the College of Fine Arts.
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