Arts and lifestyle journalist; Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism Shortlisted writer.

The Residents at The Ruins

Ugnayan sa Poblacion by Taverne Gutenberg seeks to harness the power of art in community development. Text by Toby Martin;  Photos by Jovel Lorenzo; Artwork photos by Taverne Gutenburg Just a few steps away from Makati’s newly gentrified Poblacion hipster joints, in the belly of the ruins of an old house, four artists paint on canvases, in hopes…

Hoseki: The Art of Jewelry Design

Inside the Hoseki store text by By Jewel Chuaunsu The term “wearable art” has gained traction, usually in describing a jewel with sculptural qualities or elaborate construction. There have been divisions between fine arts and decorative arts, but what’s interesting is how many well-known artists have dabbled in jewelry. These include Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, George Braque, Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, Giorgio de Chirico, Alexander Calder, Yayoi Kusama,…

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…

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…