When did you last hear someone say, “Peksman! Cross my heart and hope to die!”? Words usually uttered to stress a point, to make a pledge, or to seal a deal during the pre-social media age may be lost on a millennial now. But whether heard or unheard, said or unsaid, people continue to swear peksman in its myriad forms as they lure others into believing in their truth.
Multi-awarded Guam based artist Marcial Pontillas’ latest incarnation is a compilation of thoughts- before, during and after. It's this over thinking that has brought the state of his art
from ghosts of his "Sea of humanity traffic" past to his present state of abstraction. Blended together into an after thought.
In the present world of social media, these art of after thoughts and creations of over thinking blend the sea and state of humanity, the constant presence of our wired world and the abstraction that the future holds.
Text and photos by Rica Roldan
Enzo Razon made his very first step into the booming art scene as he staged his debut photo and art exhibit that was held at the Open Space, Jupiter, Makati last October 14-17, 2017.
text and photos by Arvee Gomez
People tend to read between the lines, excluding the possibility of literal interpretation. Due to
preconceived notions and existing prejudices, meanings gets mixed and lost. In a never-before- seen exhibition, Sacramento and Belsazar II attempts to depict the gist of their art along the lines itself.
A collaboration between France and the Philippines that marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
TAVERNE GUTENBERG, a unique art center like no other is fast becoming a pace-setter in the art scene in Lyon, France. Founded in 2015 by a French-Filipina designer Maïa d’Aboville and her globe-trotting French artist husband Henri Lamy, Taverne Gutenberg has become a renowned creative hub that serves as an art residency, gallery, art studios and bar.
Dislocation, transformation, transplanting; it’s all about memories.
- Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan
Walking up into the Bellas Artes Outpost, we are transported into an immersive space reminiscent of the area beneath a traditional house from the Cagayan Valley. Cagayan Garden (2017) was created during a Bellas Artes Projects residency at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan by Australia-based, Filipino artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, along with their children Miguel, Diego, Amihan, Leon, and Aniway.
by Adjani Arumpac
The year 2016 recorded the coldest winter in Taiwan. In this worst of circumstances, Dennis Montera created his gentlest paintings—the Winter Itch and Pinyin series. These featured muted color fragments layered translucently one upon another, all in stark contrast to his previous color-laden, highly-texturized body of works. This newfound aesthetics of sparsity, borne in a strange country, follows through in a collection of oeuvres for his twentieth solo exhibition, A State of Introspection.