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home at last

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While he has lived in the US and in Europe for many years, Mario V. Fernandez feels that coming home has inspired him to create his finest works. Mario V. Fernandez grew up with art, not just drawing on every piece of paper he found, but surrounded by fellow creative people, most of them with backgrounds in theater. While he didn’t try out acting, a life in the arts was the only thing he knew. His parents let him be, and soon enough, he was winning school competitions. “Art is…read more

transitorytranquility
popo san pascual’s
blue and white phase

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Filipino painter Popo San Pascual has been especially recognized for vibrant, multi-hued paintings filled with an abundance of circular and composite patterns. Throughout his years of work in the visual arts, San Pascual has intuitively filled entire surfaces of his canvases with brightly colored spheres and circles — geometric in origin but almost organic in the way they are situated within the works. In San Pascual’s paintings, abstract forms and occasional representational images converge to create a brightly colored dynamic tapestry, brimming with vibrancy and bordering on horror vacui, a…read more

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tahanan ni ling

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The journey you take in re-rooting yourself often, is also a journey of self-discovery. This temporary loss of balance, of the sense of centeredness, gives occasion to pause and take stock of your life. As you purposefully pack your possessions, you often become aware that these things that you hold in your hands are the same things that become gateways to memories often joyful, poignant or distressing. Then you realize that not only what you hold in your hands but also everything else around you transforms into similar portals. This…read more

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go away white
the unblinking art of
bea camacho

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“It is as if I were made of stone, as I were my own tombstone.” Franz Kafka, diary entry dated December 15, 1910 The art of Bea Camacho is one of recognition, that of sensing the patterns that emerge and recur on an otherwise unblinking, sparse façade. In a sense, it also keeps its distance like perhaps an austere landscape that, when viewed too closely, becomes a lunacy of pointillism. In fact, if not for the person of the artist herself — affable, intelligent and slightly self-effacing — it would…read more