INSIDE THE FIREWALL : A Conversation on the Kiln

Ginoe's "Citizen Series" arranged on the wall opposite his "Imperial Toolbox Series." The artist says he deliberately had these portraits of Filipino-Chinese youth face the guns head on with a calm, almost unaffected demeanor. Text by Alexandria Mesias “That’s what they did during the Japanese occupation.” my grandmother says, “They were our gardeners, carpenters, craftsmen.…

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,…

Mayonnaise: Don’t Eat; Listen

Text and photos by Charms Tianzon ​“Jopay, kamusta ka na?” Probably one of the most heard words in the history of the local music scene from 2002 and at present, this lyric quote is penned by Monty Macalino: the main man of the band Mayonnaise.  It had been 17 years since the band started and…