Old Manila Reimagined

Dominic Rubio illustrates the timelessness of traditional Filipino culture through his art. By Mara Fabella Dominic Rubio is a man with a taste for the past. As an artist, he recreates the elegant culture of the traditional Filipino way of life. His paintings and sculptures depict the Filipinos of Old Manila—men donning the stately barong…

Glimpse of the Ethereal

Mirror in the Sky (2020); 48×60 in; oil and gold leaf on canvas Evoking light and graceful movement, Katrina Cuenca’s works tap into our poetic imagination. By Gwen Bautista; Photos by Xander Angeles; Make-up by Bettina Lim Inside the bustling and busy streets of the New Manila district, a high-rise condominium complex sits quietly on…

Leap of Faith

RV Basco "The Homecoming" (2019), 24×36 inches, Acrylic on Canvas A furniture designer and manufacturer by profession, RV Basco leaves his comfort zone to fully pursue his passion for art. By Gwen Bautista When he was a teenager, RV Basco learned watercolor painting through a self-guide book owned by his father. From then on, he began working with…