WRITE. PRAY. LOVE: Art Appreciation
Art Appreciation and Exploration
Have you ever wondered why some people can silently contemplate an artwork for an extended period alone? From the perspective of someone who doesn’t appreciate art, it may seem perplexing how merely looking at an artwork could have any impact. One can delve into the depths of creation, exploring the boundless possibilities of human expression. Delving deep into the realms of imagination and innovation this journey connects us with the essence of humanity, transcending time, culture, and personal experiences. Curators, with their art expertise, also enhance understanding and appreciation by revealing hidden narratives, symbolism, and techniques. This, in turn, fosters a profound connection between the creator and the viewer.
ManilART’23: Celebrating 15 Years of “New Contemporary” Art
ManilART’23, the 15th national art fair, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a “New Contemporary” theme. The art fair features a diverse range of artists and immersive exhibits.
Notable Artistic Attractions
Notable attractions also include Ramon Orlina‘s art cars, the Champagne Fountain, and glass sculptures by Marge Organo and Raisa Luz. Ombok Villamor‘s sculptures at OMVI Art Gallery showcase the dynamic energy and beauty of aquatic life in Samar, Philippines. Ali Alejandro‘s AADA uses digital art, projections, and augmented reality to create illusions of reality on an LED screen. Artes Orientes also showcases Macoy Coching‘s vibrant abstractions and Ram Mallari, Jr.’s steampunk works. Bogie Ruiz‘s “Neo-Makapil in Blue Croc” delivers acerbic social commentary.
The Debut of Krishnamurti’s Rebellious Punk Series and Marko Bello’s Rising Recognition
In the back center of the hall, two members of ArtVII and featured artists of Galerie Artes also presented boundary-pushing art at the art fair. Moreover, Krishnamurti’s rebellious punk series makes its official art scene debut, offering a dramatic sensory experience. On the other hand, Marko Bello persists in gaining recognition for his captivating and lifelike strokes.
Dr. Renato Cheng: A Master of Impressionism and Expressionism
Exploring Art with Manila Art Fair Director Gab Loste
Manila Art Fair Director Gab Loste also guided me through the halls. At every turn, I applauded the Manila Art Team for presenting a diverse array of artists. Notably, the art fair also highlighted works by figurative realist Romulo Galicano. He created a masterpiece for his Climate Change series. Moreover, artists from various galleries, including Espacio Manila, RDS Gallery, Entre Blanc, and Daloy Likha, exhibited their incredible talents at the event.
Capturing Essence and Leaving Lasting Impressions
Each piece engages the audience with its remarkable ability to breathe life into individuals through intricate details on canvas, sculptures, and graphics. The portraitists skillfully capture the essence of their subjects, leaving a lasting impression on both participants and special visitors. Hence, I am confident that next year’s art fair will be just as emotionally stirring as this year’s, ultimately making the experience worthwhile.
Mari Zhar Carvill is a celebrated journalist and proud lifestyle mom. Her story is a tribute to strength, determination, and empowerment. She is deeply interested in and loves art, poetry, fashion, travel, and the way of life and culture in Europe. She uses a variety of platforms to advocate for women's rights, using her creativity and skills as a journalist to do good and live with fairness and equity. Mari Zhar is an acknowledged figure in the media and in advocacy because she works hard to give women a greater voice. She encourages others, especially moms (especially the battered and single ones), abandoned daughters, and women, to accept their power, rebuild themselves, and rewrite their stories with grace.