February 23, 2019 – Diane Gundaya
Art Fair Philippines is the biggest platform in exhibiting and selling modern and contemporary pieces not only from Filipinos but for international contemporary artists as well. So, if you are looking for something to feed your soul, you better check out #ArtFairPH2019 because it will be running from February 22-24, 2019 at The Link, Makati (it’s just near Glorietta, it’s only an MRT away!)
Just to hype you up for what #ArtFairPH2019 offers, here are just some of the remarkable pieces you should look for and expect in this year’s #ArtFairPH.
David Medalla’s A Stitch In Time encourages viewers to attach or stitch anything they want on the hanged canvas.
Sculptures that exhibit different emotions and strange features by Akiko Nakaya.
Olivia D’ Aboville’s Everything, Everywhere, Everyone is a take on the issue that the Philippines is the third largest plastic pollution producer in the world by incorporating different plastic scraps on her works.
Ray Albano experimented with graphic elements and processes by putting a generous amount of sand in a space to encourage viewers to set foot on it and eventually leave marks just like what the title says, Step on The Sand and Make Footprints.
Behold a City is a reimagination of Manila through the mind and hands of Ryan Villamael using cut-outs of structures and edifices together with the play of lights which project shadows of the buildings and also the viewers, which gives the illusion that the viewers are navigating through the city.
Sid Natividad’s Deeper Silence elaborately features women on water using oil in canvas which manifests finesse movements of both the women and water.
Anton Del Castillo showcases his sculptures and paintings of people wearing the infamous German gas masks. Inferno gives us some allegorical images, translating Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride into modern representations.
MM YU’s Subject/Object consists of random things, photographs and unusual pieces. Creating a space full of objects which will spark curiosity or nostalgia, depending on your relationship to the artist.
Several faces made out of coconut shells balancing on bamboo poles which are supported by concrete and topped off with abaca fiber for the hair. Laughing in unison, Oscar Villamiel’s Cheap Medicine is his response to the persistent fact that undeserving and ineffective leaders get voted to the positions of power over and over again.
Jerson Samson’s Searching the Meaning of Life is undeniably an intricately molded sculpture using epoxy etched with letters, numbers, and symbols with a typewriter chest, trying to write his own story.
Photos by Diane Gundaya
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