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Talent times two in Arte Pintura Gallery’s ‘Doble Kara’

“BULLY the Kid” 1 and 2, by Azor Pazcoguin

Whether the Roman god Janus or DC Comics’ vile Two-Face from the “Batman” series, two-sidedness or bipolarity is viewed as dark and portentous. It connotes extreme duality and oftentimes suggests indecision, even falsity.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Art, criticism and Tarot cards in ManilArt 2014

OSCAR Campomanes, Delan Robillos, UST Publishing House director John Jack Wigley

It is through painter and graphic designer Wilfredo Offemaria Jr. that “Kritik/Critique: Essays from the J. Elizalde Navarro National Workshop in the Criticism of the Arts and Humanities, 2009-2012” and “From the Major Arcana,” two of the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House’s newest titles, have gained remarkable artful identities. Colorful collisions of the visual and the literary, both books were recently launched at the concluded ManilArt 2014.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ManilArt 2014 to feature international surrealist works

JANA Brike (Latvia)

ManilArt 2014 next month will feature an exhibit on surrealism by local and foreign artists. “Endangered Visions,” organizers said, will focus on “the Surreal, the Visionary and the Fantastic as a means to counterbalance an art world driven by a rapacious market with something more contemplative, subtle and challenging.”

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Pasta Aligue, chicken flutes –a symphony of flavors at Paresto Café


Whether at the concert hall, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines where he’s president, or at the University of Santo Tomas’ Conservatory of Music, where he’s dean, Raul Sunico plays beautiful music and conducts a symphony of the performing arts.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Young artist leaves behind a legacy of light

SALUBAYBA demonstrates possibilities in shadowplay theater.

The art world mourns the loss of prolific contemporary artist Don Salubayba, who died after falling on a short coma on March 12.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »