The Sublime Refraction of Raul Isidro’s Worlds

Raul Isidro "Halfmoon" 2018 Text by Grace Ng When viewers look at Raul Isidro’s work, they are lost in the artist’s act of creation, in his selection of bright colors, and the lucid forms that emerge from his imagination. One is drawn to the discovery of color and form in Isidro’s Abstract Expressionism. He instinctively gravitates to an Abstract Expressionist approach, and has never been concerned with any…

Reinventing The Objet Trové

Ram Mallari’s works represent an evolution of the found object. The artist Ram Mallari, photo by Jovel Lorenzo What is the difference between Modern and Contemporary visual art? This is a question that often drives the art discourse. It’s clear that a new kind of visual art emerged towards the end of the Salon period in the 19th century—when the rigidity of the academe gave way…

The Enlightened Ones

Illuminata brings together the best in Philippine art, fashion, and jewelry. Renowned artist Dominic Rubio, visionary fashion designer Ditta Sandico, and premier jewelry house Hoseki will unveil their latest collections during the by-invitation only event, slated for November 8, 2018 at Shangri-La at the Fort. Illuminata reflects the artists’ journeys towards the enlightenment of their creative prowess. Gracing the runway are chic sustainable pieces by Ditta…

The Call of the Sea

"Automne Rouge I" 73×60 cm mixed media on canvas French contemporary artist Pierre Marie Brisson exhibits new works produced in his Cebu studio. Written by Duffie Hufana Osental Tagore said that you can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. The world’s waterways have long fascinated artists because of the mysteries they contain. The seas and oceans can signify…