Waves of Resistance

Nikki Luna – Rape of Seas installation view Feminist artist Nikki Luna discusses the parallelism of violence against women and the threat to national sovereignty. By Elizabeth Ruth Deyro Feminism may be one of the most widely discussed topics across various venues today, from social media to the academe, but it remains utterly misconstrued, rendering…

Rustan’s Welcomes the New Year with Gig de Pio’s “Flourishing”

CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACTS TAKE CENTERSTAGE Rustan’s For The Arts launches first exhibit in 2020 With the continuing success of the Rustan’s for the Arts series, which has highlighted the collections of world-class Filipino artists Ben Cabrera, Al Perez, Paulina Luz Sotto, Fernando Amorsolo, Arturo Luz, and Anita Magsaysay Ho, the spotlight on its first exhibit of…

The Theater of Imagination

Gabriel "Gabby" Barredo Each sculpture by Gabriel Barredo is a striking bravura performance of the artis’s hyperactive and surreal imagination, obsessive craftmanship, and a host of unlikely media—from carved rubber, to bed springs, to show polish locks. Unlike his works, the reason why he does what he does is surprisingly simple. By Tara FT Sering …

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…

A Safe, Well-lighted Space

Inside Kidlat's studio. Photo by Nikki Valenzuela In observance of World Mental health day (10 October), contributing writer Nikki Valenzuela pays the Cebu based artist Kidlat, a studio visit to discuss the mental respite a studio provides. ​It was the year 1988 when Basquiat was pronounced dead on arrival, his autopsy report stating “acute mixed drug intoxication” as cause of…