The Orlinas are a mainstay in the Philippine cultural landscape: when you hear the family name, Ramon Orlina’s lifetime of glass sculpture artistry would likely come to mind– pioneering and perfecting his signature method of cutting, grinding, and polishing glass cullets. But what makes a legacy is the way that they persist across generations. The Orlina line of excellence doesn’t just continue; it continues to evolve and innovate with Anna Orlina.
In this latest exhibition Anna de Leon showcases mixed media works on canvas, wood and steel sculptures, functional art and prints. By seamlessly blending the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, De Leon creates work through introspective processes which can be seen as a personal mindfulness ritual.
To imagine what one needs to paint on the canvas, to choose the elements to be included in a photograph, and to use the hands’ warmth in forming sculptures are acts of baring one’s soul. To create is to make the self vulnerable. To meditate on this age’s disorientation and confusion is an act of self-healing as much as a commentary. To give one’s two cents is an act of bravery. To see in a specific angle and to mold something are forms of art.
KOREA: The Land of Hats Exhibition October 2022 Metropolitan Museum of Manila, 3/F MK Tan Centre, 30th St., BGC, Taguig City The Metropolitan Museum in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines and Coreana Cosmetics Museum, presents its upcoming exhibition, KOREA: The Land of Hats. Catch the exhibition in the coming weeks at the Metropolitan…
Ibong Napaparam Louis Guillaume 15 October – 5 November 2022 Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea is proud to present IBONG NAPAPARAM, a solo exhibition featuring an installation by LOUIS GUILLAUME at the Altro Mondo Creative Space (1159 Chino Roces Ave. San Antonio Village, Makati City). Louis Guillaume is the French laureate for this year’s Alliance Française…
Diwa Ng Tarlac reopens to the public in celebration of the 2nd Tarlac Art Fair. The success of Tarlac Art Fair in 2021 has encouraged over 100 artists and photographers from different towns around Tarlac to create art and exhibit them. Their jaw-dropping artworks will surely attract you to roam around the museum.
In Wave Cadenza, Wilwayco achieves the visual physicality of Mozart’s grand and luscious musical theatrics, flourishes, and diversity of sound architecture: the wavelike movements, layering of curves, counter-curves, dissymmetry, and repetition of high and low expressions; and, as is natural for Wilwayco – the strong play of bold, vibrant, and powerful color arrangements to deliver profound emotive viewer satisfaction.
Prolific and multi-awarded missionary visual artist, Kristine Lim, interprets the songs of award winning OPM icon, composer, songwriter and producer, Jonathan Manalo, as a series of artwork and art installations for the multi-venue and multi-country art exhibition and art book: in celebration of Manalo’s 20th year in the industry.
PABALAT is Salvador J. Ching’s 16 th solo exhibition at Art Lounge Manila. Translated, it may pertain to the wrapper, particularly of gifts. But it may also mean the cover of books, or the ornate cutout wrappers of local Bulacan pastillas de leche, or the dying folk craft of making them. As such, the title opens up the exhibition to all manner of associations connected with wrapping.
What creates great art is the artist’s successful experimentation of the form. Content is delivered across the audience when the artist uses the correct form. The “how” and the “what” they want to convey are affected by the artist’s translation from their idea into a work of art. What the artists in this list have in common is their continuous exploration of the form to present, to argue, to provoke ideas in a different light.