Meanwhile, back in Manila: Rodel and Marina at West Gallery, Sangviaje at Art Informal

Sonia and Helen by Marina Cruz

Sonia and Helen by Marina Cruz

UNCOMMON GROUNDS, RODEL TAPAYA AND MARINA CRUZ GARCIA 

After getting married late last year, Rodel Tapaya and Marina Cruz Garcia began 2008 with a solo show each, spent three months in Vermont on residency grants, had a joint homecoming show on their return, secured the Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards Grand Prize and the Ateneo Art Awards for her, a solo show in Singapore for him.  That doesn’t even cover everything.  How then can they manage to keep their works interesting and keep the art-collector- who’s-seen-it-all interested?

In this exhibit of small works, they show us that by fearlessly stretching the

Tulad ng Dati by Rodel Tapaya

Tulad ng Dati by Rodel Tapaya

 boundaries of their media, they not only offer refreshing alternatives, they keep us hankering for more.  Marina takes off from her winning Philip Morris piece and continues her foray with embroidery on printed canvas to exquisite fruition.  

Miguel by Marina Cruz

Miguel by Marina Cruz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodel experiments painting on one side of transparent acrylic sheets, his images meant to be viewed from its reverse side.  The idea for this process came about after seeing the amalgam of colors created on the underside of his palette.  The result?  A  contemporary, striking, and altogether novel dimension to his pieces.

By Rodel Tapaya

By Rodel Tapaya

Marina and Rodel at West Gallery

Marina and Rodel at West Gallery

Uncommon Grounds, West Gallery Megamall from 13 to 25 November 2008.  www.westgallery.org  and www.rodeltapaya.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUTAJE, SANGVIAJE AT ART  INFORMAL 

 

Whenever these guys fron Antipolo journey together, be it a group show in

Joven Mansit Raw Meat

Joven Mansit Raw Meat

Singapore, in Malaysia, or here in Manila, it results in an intriguing collection of works, a combination of their various styles and strengths.  And this exhibit, at the newly-refurbished Art Informal, is no exception.  In fact, Putaje may very well describe how it would be if  you were to invite these guys over for dinner:  you would sit down to a potluck spread of disparate delicacies that somehow come together into one savory meal.

 

 

  The Sangviaje artists are:  John Paul Antido, Edrick Daniel, Dennis Fortoza, Guerrero Habulan, Joven Mansit, Jaypee Samson.

Jaypee Samson Alalay

Jaypee Samson Alalay

 

 Putaje is on view at Art Informal from 11 November to 8 December 2008.  www.artinformal.com

 

 

 

 

 

John Paul Antido Ittadakimasu

John Paul Antido Ittadakimasu

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One Response to Meanwhile, back in Manila: Rodel and Marina at West Gallery, Sangviaje at Art Informal

  1. Jana Molano says:

    hi. I’m Johanna Molano from Alaska. I just want to congratulate Ms. Marina Cruz-Garcia, I was amazing of what she did I appreciate what she made actually I want to follow her I want to learn like what she did ’cause I like arts .Im already graduated in HS in Philippines at first I really like to take Fine Arts but, but there’s one thing blocking my goal, it’s my mom:( how i wish I could be like you. Thanks

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