Béton Brut: Life in the concrete places

Text and photos by Ma. Leriecka Endico ​In a busy city of sleepless people, we often tend to ignore the simplest growth of life amidst the concrete jungle. On that note, Jeffrey Jay Jarin presented an exhibit of unabridged reality of co-existence between man-made structures and organisms over the weekend at Art Underground gallery. Inspired by the Brutalist…

​Welcome to the Third World Carnival

Contributing writer Marz Aglipay interviews Can Yavuz of Yavuz Gallery, a Singapore-based gallery that exhibited Max Balatbat and Winner Jumalon at Art Stage Singapore. ​At this year’s Art Stage Singapore, Yavuz Gallery opted to present a solo exhibition by Max Balatbat and a large-scale work by Winner Jumalon. It shows a growing regard for Balatbat and Jumalon—two Filipino artists…

In Bloom

Text by Khyne Palumar; ​Photography by Jovel Lorenzo ​ Have you heard of the Helleborus flower?” Aileen Lanuza asks, while we gaze transfixed, perhaps a little too long, at the series of finished and unfinished canvases of acrylic-painted women covered in large flowers at her garage-turned-artist-studio in Meycauayan, Bulacan. A two-hour drive from Manila by our estimate,…