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Hawaii artist Clarence Chun joins 2014 ManilArt

“My Friends,My Habits, My Family, They Mean So Much to Me,” 2014

Artist Clarence Chun is a true child of the Pacific. Born in Tacloban, his early childhood memories revolve around escapades to the beaches of Leyte and Cebu.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Boy in the hood paints Manila’s transient cityscapes

“KING of the Road”

Known as a serious artist who underscores social inequities in his paintings of Philippine urban life, Jaime Gubaton now takes less somber routes as he maps Manila’s suburban cityscapes on canvas.

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

Joy of art unfolds in origami paintings

ARTIST Maya Ladyong

As the enterprising and creative spirit behind My Little Art Place (MyLAP), 36-year-old Maya Ladyong is hardly a novice in the art business.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Max Balatbat’s architecture of happiness


In the best-selling book “The Architecture of Happiness,” Alain de Botton writes: “We depend on our surroundings obliquely to embody the moods and ideas we respect and then to remind us of them. We look to our buildings to hold us, like a kind of psychological mould, to a helpful vision of ourselves.”

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Broad strokes, grand gestures and the art of romance

“AKO ang Nagsaing, Iba ang Kumain,” by Paul Hilario

Gallery Big’s Valentine group exhibit, “The Love Show,” locates love in the broader realm of passion, and manages, without being overbearing, to interrogate love’s performative dynamic and the often unquestioned rhetoric of commodified romance.

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