Is Jumalon Makes Her Mark

Is Jumalon "Whose world is it anyway? I and II", mixed media on paper, 5.75 in x 67.3 in. Text and photos by Maia San Diego ​When you hear the name “Is Jumalon”, you would probably think, “She must belong to the family of artists.” In fact, she does. “It’s a nice kind of hell,”…

Shrine of Sound

Drone Progression set up Text and photos by by Sheryl Quiambao Philippine sound art is at its baseline stage – but it’s worth listening to. It was like getting into a laboratory. The place you see in movies where the walls are white and quaint objects making unfamiliar sounds. The exhibition notes stated that the show…

Nature’s Mysteries

Grace A. Ng delves into discoveries to be made in Ombok Villamor’s abstract imagery. God is a great artist, Ombok Villamor believes, for in nature we see perfect compositions, tonal values, and brilliant color combinations. It is this sense of wonder about nature’s inherent beauty that Ombok seeks to evoke in his work. Taking up photography as a hobby, his interest in macro photography, in particular,…

Bulacan’s Hidden Gem for Art Lovers

On its 8th year, the Mandalá Art Festival continues as a bulwark for artists around Central Luzon ​Text by Paolo Vergara Pulilan, Bulacan is a setting straight out of an early Hidalgo arcadia: sprawling with clean brooks, breeze-swept fields, and trees bearing ripe fruit and cool shade – scenes unfamiliar to generations born in the centers…

A Lantern to My Feet

Anton Del Castillo "Kapit Lang (Hold On)" 2019 3×4 feet oil gold leaf panel Anton del Castillo’s take on faith and art. Written by Ren Aguila Anton del Castillo’s faith shows in his art, and how it can be contextualized and understood. Many of his artworks have of late been accompanied by epigraphs quoting the Bible. “I have been through so many…