Art + Design



IN PHOTOS: DesignEightFiveTwo (DEFT) recommends study and work space schemes to adjust to the new normal

Hong Kong-based design studio DEFT shares design ideas for productive home areas to assist students and employees in everyday remote work and practice


Modernist Avatars: National Artist Jeremias “Jerry” Elizalde Navarro

National Artist Jerry Navarro’s Modernist transformations can be likened to a Buddhist avatar undergoing constant reincarnation


Filipino artist Roberto Robles’ songs of transcience

Roberto Robles' works span the range from Filipino verve to Zen silence, only to hear the sound of nature speak its eternal songs of transience


Sophisticated Folk: The Genre Works of National Artist Vicente Manansala

Manansala’s art bred a combination of confident machismo, devout Catholicism, and artistic restlessness devoted to the various genres in Modern Art


When Worlds Mutate: The Abstractions of National Artist Hernando Ruiz Ocampo

HR Ocampo’s geometric works translate the fear of an unfamiliar future into visions of hope, collectively serving as reminders of reality


Can’t Stop the Noise: Good practices to avoid and protect oneself from noise

Long exposure to noise adversely affects one’s wellbeing, so architectural design must be responsive to dwellers’ and workers’ sensitivity to unwanted sound


Filipino installation artist Junyee makes a stand with felled trees

Junyee’s sculptural works show how the native in us emerges when we are confronted with modern challenges, and becomes transformed


Abstracting Nature: Jose T. Joya and his abstract expressionism

Often of a large or dramatic scale, abstracts by Jose T. Joya followed a process of visual and formal reduction based on an observation of nature


Power plants: How succulents breathe air and life into spaces

Although most are relatively small in size, succulent plants provide a huge variety of air purification benefits for interior spaces


Glass forms: Marge Organo’s insights of vision and humanity

"Prismatic Visions" by Marge Organo manages to incorporate different figurations that play with diffused light, utilizing transparency and translucency


Guerra Guerra: Revisiting Charlie Co’s paintings of the world’s trending headlines

Filipino artist Charlie Co does not stray from his 40-year stance as a chronicler of our times, painting commentaries on the society's perennial issues


Daring By Design: Stories of courage and creative pursuits

Recognizing June as a month of pride and prowess, 12 architects and designers share their personal breakthroughs in the architecture and design industry