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…

Reinventing The Objet Trové

Ram Mallari’s works represent an evolution of the found object. The artist Ram Mallari, photo by Jovel Lorenzo What is the difference between Modern and Contemporary visual art? This is a question that often drives the art discourse. It’s clear that a new kind of visual art emerged towards the end of the Salon period in the 19th century—when the rigidity of the academe gave way…