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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 »

Raul Isidro’s solid-rock art of fortitude and determination


At 71, Raul Isidro can successfully lay claim to being one of the most senior living Filipino visual artists of our time.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pandy Aviado pushes farther the boundaries of print art in ‘Herencia’

USTMain Building

Because he is known primarily as a printmaker—print being an art form which, for various mistaken notions, is given less value than paintings—Pandy Aviado has not received the general public recognition nor the commercial success that his peers have garnered.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Villaseran’s ‘Fantasyland’ at Stephanie

Fantasy-world building is the basis of Rom Villaseran’s visual art practice. Villaseran’s paintings are influenced by the landscapes of the fantasy novels he read as a high-school student. The artist visualizes these stories through a technique that uses a high level of minute detailing.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

New crop of contemporary voices emerges in art awards

NOMINEES and winners of Ateneo Art Awards 2013

The winners of the 2013 Ateneo Art Awards were announced last August 8 in ceremonies at the Shangri-La Plaza: Charles Buenconsejo for “Reality Is a Hologram,” shown at Art Informal; Buen Calubayan for “Fressie Calupong,” at Blanc Peninsula; and Raffy Napay for “Thread Experience,” at West Gallery.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

40th year of martial-law declaration triggers artistic outpouring

“TUNOK sa Dahon,” by Nunelucio Alvarado

In matrimonial matters, the ruby marks a couple’s 40th year since tying the knot.

Posted: July 8th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

An eye on the medal


Mishael Jacob Pueblas always had it in him: An eye for visual art. Back when he was in college, studying communication arts at the University of the Philippines in Mindanao, Misha, as his friends would call him, had always been the artist in the batch.

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Drawn together


2BU gathered young artists Christian San Jose (aka “CSJ”), Valerie Chua, Inna Victoria Feanne Hontiveros Mauricio (aka “Feanne”), and Rob Cham, to let their art speak for them. On a lazy afternoon in Space Encounters, they answer some typical slumbook questions.

Posted: August 27th, 2011 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 National Artists frown on Mideo Cruz’s ‘shock art’


Can creators of art that some find bad or offensive use freedom of expression to justify their work?

Posted: August 16th, 2011 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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