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    Hope

    24 Jul 2020 – 26 Aug 2020

    Hope is a series of paintings that represent the duality of perspectives in response to the current events happening in the world. Jerry Buccat’s work reveals a fatalistic and cynical approach to the current conditions of the world. His canvases admonish the environmentally destructive circumstances that pervade our society and how this led to the creation of the deadly virus that’s wreaking havoc in every corner of the globe today. On the other hand, Herwin Buccat’s work chooses to dwell on the positive, particularly on the significance of hope. His viewpoint reveals a system of reason and consequence, and a benevolent side to Mother Nature that will inevitably heal us and in turn, heal itself. Hope manifests itself as a powerful weapon against the virus and an opportunity for rehabilitation. Both artists intend for the exhibit to serve as a wakeup call and a beckoning to listen to the environment we continue to destroy, but that which sustains us and gives us life.

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    Let the Flowers Bloom

    25 Jul 2020 – 26 Aug 2020

    Throughout the annals of art history, flowers have sunk their roots deep into the minds and hearts of the world’s most celebrated artists. Take for example Impressionist master Claude Monet’s entire ouevre — a sustained tribute to blooms and blossoms. He loved them so much he once extolled the beauty of his botanical nursery by saying, “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” In Let the Flowers Bloom, artists Betsy Westendorp, Emman Miranda, Kadin Tiu, Katrina Pallon, Keith Paras, Maria Pureza Escaño, Michael Pastorizo, and Pierre Roy-Camille share their own interpretation of flowers, joining the likes of Van Gogh to O’Keeffe who were similarly bewitched by this most enigmatic subject. Betsy Westendorp is a visual artist with an illustrious career that spans decades. Her work ranges from soulful landscapes to reverent portraits. She has received numerous accolades from both the Philipines and Spain, where she grew up. In 1976, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain confered unto her the distinguished Lazo de Dama de la Orden de Isabel la Catolica, the equivalent of knighthood for women. She was also the recipient of the Philippine Presidential Medal of Merit for Arts and Culture in 2008. Emman Miranda is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Through years of personal struggle and self-doubt, his work has helped him process his anxiety, eventually becoming a personal devotion. His naturalistic representations of nature and religious iconography are silent audiences of his unwritten stories and theoretical questions. Kadin Tiu is a visual artist whose work explores landscapes through waves of hues and textures. Lines and colors undulate and crash into her canvases in vivid tsunamis. Despite graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and being a registered nurse, Tiu has had a passion for painting since she was a young child. Katrina Pallon graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Communication. Her work portrays cultural hybridism that blends together fairy tales plucked from the history of Asia, utilizing oriental motifs and exquisite blooms rendered in radiant hues. Keith Paras was a member of the esteemed Saturday Group of Painters, where he was able to hone his skills under the tutelage of famous Filipino painters Mauro Malang Santos and Cris Cruz. Paras delicately paints flowers as an ode to nature and all its beauty. Maria Pureza Escaño is a multi-media painter, sculptor, and writer from Sariaya, Quezon. Her renderings of the natural world are characterized by Impressionist influences and inspired by her inspiration from life growing up in Sariaya, with its landscapes both colorful and dreamy and its culture rich and vibrant with its Fil-Hispanic-American infusions. Michael Pastorizo is a self-taught painter whose work personifies the contours, shades, and wonders found in nature by way of vivid patterns of colors and lines. Pastorizo finds correspondence between the Fibonacci sequence and with nature. His work conveys these phenomena through the timeliness and timelessness of art. Pierre Roy-camille is a visual artist born in Martinique, France, but later moved to Paris to complete his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Roy-camille is influenced by contemporary artists such as Ed Ruscha and Christopher Wool as well as printmakers such as Gustave Doré. The natural world is a frequent subject of his work which he projects onto various mediums and surfaces such as canvas, concrete, and wood. - Sabrina Maria Jeongco

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    Meanderings II

    18 Jun 2020 – 19 Jul 2020

    Scenes from a Flowing World: Meanderings II by Jim Orencio Landscape, as a painting genre, has long been regarded as one of the most viable—and vitalizing—subject matter that reveals the relationship of the artist to his environment. Through his lens of subjectivity, he is able to bring fresh insight to land that could assume many things: God’s visible silhouette, new avenues of perception, the interior state of the artist. But what if the landscape is not merely observed but attended to, experienced, lived in? This is what the 28th solo exhibition, Meanderings, by Jim Orencio offers: an attentiveness that is rooted in the urge to map out, understand, and occasionally inhabit the “patch of paradise” he acquired in the town of Madalag in his home province, Aklan, seven years ago. This urge has been exemplified by his two previous shows, The Golden Hour and Stream, which make the current one a continuing narrative of his interaction with his landscape. In the nine works that constitute the show, the landscape is energized by the “meanderings” of streams and waterways as they negotiate through the stones and undergrowth, carving their own paths and injecting an element of motion in an otherwise still composition. Their presence suggests that the environment is ecologically sound, self-sustaining, and virtually untouched. Captured at the different times of day—as a nod to the Impressionists whose emphasis was on light—the landscape is suggested as pure and pristine, bereft of human presence and intervention. But for someone who has dominion to the place, Orencio knows that his depictions are shadowed by looming threats. For one, kaingin, or slash-and-burn method, is still very much being practiced by some near his area. And should it continue unabated (nature, it must be said, doesn’t respect human demarcations) there is a possibility that the streams that he has painted may dry up and disrupt the ecology of the place, irrevocably affecting the flora and fauna that draw sustenance from these water reservoirs. Which is to say that Orencio’s works are painted with a sense of urgency. While they mirror the beauty of the landscape that has inspired them, these paintings also serve as documentary proof of the fragility of nature, and hence the need to protect it. In his works, Orencio, whose childhood is replete with memories of communing with and cultivating the earth, celebrates as he simultaneously warns and advocates. “I’m keeping a close watch because there is an urge to preserve the place,” he says. -Carlomar Arcangel Daoana

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    Quietude

    18 Jun 2020 – 19 Jul 2020

    A visual exploration of the realms of calm. All the paintings, though rendered in different pigments and strokes, endeavors to transport its viewers to a state of tranquility, to sacred spaces of peace and calm. It’s a walk with Nature -- one receives far more than the viewers seek. It is simplicity that soothes. Rico Lascano graduated from the University of the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication. He is currently teaching at The University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Lascano has exhibited in several group and solo shows in New York, New Jersey and Singapore. He has also exhibited in galleries around Manila, the Cultural Centre of the Philippines and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. Lascano’s paintings capture the stillness of natural elements, manifesting as tranquil, minimalist abstractions.

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    KaBloom!

    23 Jul 2020 – 26 Aug 2020

    KaBloom! a series of 16 paintings is the artist’s visual protest against the new, emerging threat to world peace brought about by recent world events involving the nuclear superpowers. The most prominent among these threats is the errant behavior of a rogue nation in Asia that has time and again, been test-firing their ballyhooed ballistic missiles with wild abandon in one of the world’s sensitive hotspots. This has caused much trepidation to the rest of world especially the immediate neighboring states. A nuclear strike conjures images of unimaginable terror, vast devastation and untold deaths and misery which the world may never recover, what with the terrifying atomic payload that each of the present weapons possess. And there are thousands of these warheads with multiple targets all over the world.Just one deadly push of a nuclear button and… KaBloom! A sudden twist! A timely save! There’s hope for mankind! There is no fiery explosion, no radioactive fallout! Instead the blast wave is exhilarating. It is a colorful blossoming of flowers bursting from ground zero. The onrush of energy shoots sky high towering in a blaze of glorious,vivid ebullience.Hitting a beautiful crescendo, it forms a bright billowing cloud of multiple effervescent blooms of all kinds and shapes. Lethal fumes to petal domes. There is no massive destruction. The explosion is a transformation. A mushrooming ball of fire is a fiery zest for a vigorous life and absolute freshness! A massive attack of peace, love and happiness. KaBloom!An ethereal, rapturous experience. - Raul Jorolan, Artist

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    Without God We Are Drifters

    18 Jun 2020 – 19 Jul 2020

    Enrique Tabuena is a Filipino Artist who has been based in Kuwait for almost 25 years. His style has evolved from the influence of local culture in the Philippines as well as Arabic calligraphy style. The themes that drive his work are varied, but he considered painting as an autobiography that chronicles his life. Working with oil as a medium, he intends to push the boundary of what he can do in relation to producing color and harmony. Without God, We Are Drifters is the artist's way of thanksgiving, a collection of mostly positive spiritual paintings that indicated his personal relationship with God and a chronicle of his spiritual growth.

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    Beauty and Ugly Rhyme

    18 Jun 2020 – 19 Jul 2020

    There is a correlation between what is beauty and what is ugly, the fact that when we see something, we immediately decide if it belongs to the former or the latter. BEAUTY and UGLY RHYME is a verse taken from Marius Black's poem IMPERFECTIONS. In the poem, he discusses divinity, one's own happiness, missed moments that we wish to forever keep in our memory, and dreams, written and fallen, on the streets of Manila. This show instead asks, "How can we see the beauty in things that other people deem ugly?" Marius Black's response is not just words, but a body of works representing the daily life of Filipinos.

    latest works

    • Let the Flowers Bloom
      60 x 48 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
    • Hope
      60 x 48 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
    • KaBloom!
      60 x 48 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
    • Betsy Westendorp

      Goddess at the Pond, 2016
      91 x 57 x 2 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      4104000
    • Betsy Westendorp

      Sunflowers, 1995
      49 x 38.5 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      mixed media
      1500000
    • Betsy Westendorp

      Waterlilies, 2016
      19 x 16 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on Masonite
      329000
    • Betsy Westendorp

      Waterlily, 1972
      19 x 14 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on Wood
      432000
    • Emman Miranda

      "Maria Regina Martyrum" (A Homage to William Adolphe Bougueraeu's Pieta), 2020
      48 x 36 x 2 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      90000
    • Kadin Tiu

      Florid I, 2020
      30 x 24 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      50000
    • Kadin Tiu

      Florid II, 2020
      30 x 24 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      50000
    • Katrina Pallon

      Biraddali, 2020
      36 x 36 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      125000
    • Katrina Pallon

      Gandingan, 2020
      36 x 36 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      125000
    • Katrina Pallon

      Lawanen, 2020
      36 x 36 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      125000
    • Keith Paras

      Beautiful Blooms, 2020
      40 x 30 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      40000
    • Maria Pureza Escaño

      Efflorescence, 2020
      19.5 x 11.5 inch (h x w)
      Air dried porcelain
      225000
    • Michael Pastorizo

      Charming Red, 2020
      36 x 24 x 2 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      65000
    • Michael Pastorizo

      In Blue, 2020
      36 x 24 x 2 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      65000
    • Pierre Roy-camille

      Bloom I, 2018
      57 x 39 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      250000
    • Pierre Roy-camille

      Bloom II, 2018
      57 x 39 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      250000
    • Herwin Buccat and Jerry Buccat

      Hope, 2020
      72 x 144 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      & acrylic on canvas
      700000
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