Art



Sacred is the new profane: The Art of Norberto Roldan

Norberto Roldan's art harnesses the power of memory, remembering, and wit in the social constructs of Southeast Asian culture and history


Return to Lemuria: Strengthening a people’s sense of identity through folk art

Visual artist William Gaudinez combines images of Filipinos in history, myth, folklore, and narratives in three-dimensional collages in Alay sa Lemuria


Arturo Luz and the language of Philippine Modernism

Arturo Luz's consistency as an artist originated from his discipline as a designer, and the fullness of an artist’s life well lived


Abstracting the countryside: Andrew de Guzman depicts Filipino sensibilities in ‘Melange’

Melange by Andrew de Guzman shows the possibilities of ‘indigenizing’ abstraction to suit the sensibilities and experiences of Filipinos living in the modernizing countryside


LOOK: Filipino artists’ self-portraits from the Paulino Que Collection

Art patron Paulino Que owns a collection of about a hundred Filipino self-portraits that ranks as one of the most significant in the country


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


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


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