Seeing the Aura of a Breathing Land

James Gabito's “Aura of the Breathing Land”. Text and photos by Miles Nicole See. Baguio-based artist, James Gabito opened his solo exhibit in Art Underground Manila entitled “Aura of the Breathing Land”. “Aura of the Breathing Land” is a series of paintings that give an impressionistic take on the conditions that are currently taking place in…

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…

Standing on “Common Ground”, A Ceramic Art Collaboration of Israel and the Philippines

Roy Maayan's decorative pieces resembling Israel's Matka (wooden beach paddle) Roy Maayan's decorative pieces resembling Israel's Tembel (bowl-shaped hat) Text and photos by Franchesca Lesaca ​ The Ceramic Studio of UP Diliman College of Fine Arts (UPCFA) in partnership with the Embassy of Israel present “Common Ground: A Ceramic Art Collaboration of Israel and the…

Finding the Value of Pictures

Essay and photo by Jeckree Mission | Opinion | Art+ Online exclusive In my grandparents’ fairly new home in Batangas hangs a sepia-toned photograph mounted on a wooden block. As an 8R print, it is quite small to notice yet it is the only photograph on display, lost to the oddly partnered stiff wooden couch, cold white tiles,…

The shape of water, according to Tammy de Roca

Untitled seascape, acrylic on canvas, 3x4ft, 2017 Courtesy of Mono8 Gallery Text by Paolo Vergara; Photos courtesy of the artist. | ​Art+ Online Exclusive There is something in our evolutionary blueprint that makes appealing the idea of teasing the boundaries of comfort, of acting on instinct, of facing the unknown, of travelling lightly. Perhaps it’s the subconscious imprint of…