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John Lloyd Cruz gets really serious about art

JOHN Lloyd Cruz spent over three hours at the art fair, looking at all the contemporary art available

Celebrity endorsers are not known for lingering in events which they are obliged to attend. As if to keep their mystique, they come on time but leave immediately after the requisite picture-taking and handshaking. Not John Lloyd Cruz.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

2014 is a big year for Swatch and art

SWISS Ambassador to the Philippines Ivo Sieber, Lea Salonga, John Lloyd Cruz, Swatch president Virgie Ramos andNational Artist for Visual Arts BenCab pose beside the painting BenCab created for Swatch at the preview of Art Fair Philippines 2014. PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

The Swatch VIP Lounge was one of the more glamorous spaces at the Art Fair Philippines last Feb. 19-23. The Swiss watch brand partnered with the annual fair to celebrate a milestone—its 25th anniversary in the Philippines.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A show of hands at Art Fair Philippines

UNVEILING BenCab’s Dynamic Happy Horse painting are Swiss Ambassador Ivo Sieber, Lea Salonga, John Lloyd Cruz, Virgie Ramos and National Artist BenCab

Swatch grand dame Virgie Ramos does not do mediocre. There has never been a Swatch event that went by quietly or without any fanfare. With Tita Virgie’s flair for the dramatic, her guests are always delighted by her memorable events.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Reflected lives

“I COLOR the Rain,” praxinoscope made of printed drawings, mirrors, wood andmetal

Artist Mark Justiniani is an interesting person to talk to. Unlike other artists who find it difficult to talk about their work, preferring the pieces to speak for themselves, Justiniani is willing to engage people in conversation.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Contemporary artists aim for the ethereal and the enlightening

SEVERAL bulol by artist Ronald Ventura dot the main exhibit area. PHOTOS BY RAOUL J. CHEE KEE

The recently concluded Art Fair Philippines brought together all kinds of people who shared an interest in contemporary art. Hipsters in their plaid shirts and porkpie hats mingled with young couples eager to buy their first piece of art, while college students wearing backpacks rubbed elbows with serious art collectors.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »