“Perpetual Motion” at R Gallery
“Perpetual Motion” at R Gallery, Katipunan
Cezar Arro, Binong Javier, Mark Nativo, Erwin Pineda, and Rommel Ramota
July 2 – 16, 2021
“The ability to create art is a privilege. Many have attempted and many have failed. But while the aesthetic skill to express oneself is impressive as it is, much more so creating masterpieces consistently. After all, making art is one thing but to sustain it is another.”
Perpetual Motion is a five-man show of Cezar Arro, Binong Javier, Mark Nativo, Erwin Pineda, and Rommel Ramota. The exhibition is a declaration of the artists’ continued dedication to the arts: once they had set their skills in motion, there is no turning back.
Erwin Pineda is a Filipino artist whose passion for drawing was discovered at a young age. He obtained a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Painting from Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST). From 1993 up to 1997, he mostly concentrated on impressionism and abstract art. In 2012, he decided to focus on creating realistic and surreal works which he called Reptalialism. Presently, Pineda stands out in the local art scene for his highly-detailed presentation of figures done in Steampunk genre attire.
Binong Javier is a Caloocan-based artist whose love for the arts at an early age eventually made him pursue a degree in Fine Arts – Major in Advertising. He spent years working as a graphic artist abroad. A twist of fate pushed him to rekindle his love for the visual arts. Javier always felt that there is nothing more satisfying than doing something out of love, whether it is in visual arts, music, or other discipline.
Cezar Arro’s art is called an impasto-instant, non-deliberate, and out of the box idea where he puts whatever color is available on the canvas. What he likes most about the subject’s face is that only him and the beholder understands it. His use of impasto means freedom in applying palette strokes and brush strokes without limits and boundaries.
The work of Ilonggo artist Mark Rene Nativo revolves around modern figurative art, drawn with broad palette strokes to creatively incorporate deconstruction in the painting. Nativo finds beauty even amid the chaos and welcomes challenges to challenge the delicateness of the human figure.
Growing up in the vibrant town of Oton, Iloilo. His interest in animation transformed into fascination with the human figure which led him to study Bachelor of Fine Arts in the University of San Agustin- Iloilo.
He finally gained recognition when he was chosen as part of the regional winners and finalist of the prestigious Philippine Art Awards.
Photo and PR courtesy of R Gallery, with minor edits by Art+ Staff.