In observance of World Mental health day (10 October), contributing writer Nikki Valenzuela pays the Cebu based artist Kidlat, a studio visit to discuss the mental respite a studio provides.
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Art+ chats with Pangasinan based conceptual fine art photographer, Jes Abella. His work tackles the beauty and darkness found in life, death, rebirth, experience, lessons and stories.
text by Ma. Leriecka Endico
Interviewed by Beatrix Adorna
Dreamy, ethereal, and surreal. These are some words that one may use to describe the works of visual artist and illustrator Steph Alvarez. Alvarez, is a graduate from the University of Sto. Tomas with a degree in Architecture. The self-taught artist currently practices her deftness in art and architecture. Art+ chats with Steph to know more about her artistic side.
By Arvee Gomez
Mirrors have become the mundane invention that has been interpreted and reinterpreted in the course of history. The myths have depicted the mirror in the form of a clear pool of water, the hubris of Narcissus. Interestingly, the meanings derived from this contraption are paradoxical, ranging from elusiveness and mystery, fiction to fact. Literature has illustrated mirrors as portals to another world, as the unblemished truth, and one cannot help but delve into its unchartered depths. Idioms pulled mirrors to their lexicon, poetically describing deception, the magician’s capriccio to as being smoked or fogged. Richard Tuason effectively gave rise to these thoughts in Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear.
February 4, 2017 - Art Beat 2 sold out its tickets with 1,300 guests in attendance maxing out the capacity of the Orlina Museum in Tagaytay.
Contributing writer Ren Aguila interviews Alwin Reamillo. Reamillo's work its represent at ARNDT Gallery in this year's edition of Art Fair Philippines.