The ‘silent eloquence’ of sculptor Daniel de la Cruz
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 03:36 AM October 13, 2013
Sculptor Daniel de la Cruz’s one-man exhibit, “Silent Eloquence,” opens at Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo City on Sunday at 4 p.m. It is his 13th one-man show.
From his early beginnings at the Ayala Museum Artistspace, which displayed his one-of-a-kind metal sculptures beginning in 2007, De la Cruz has progressed to exhibits with other galleries in Manila, Singapore (“Breath and Balance”) and, most recently, a two-man show in Fabrik Contemporary Art HK (“The Heart Whispers”), a gallery in Hong Kong that carries distinguished artists such as Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol.
He feels honored that neurologist and art patron Joven Cuanang—“one of the most respected art collectors” and gallery owners in the country”—once again invited him to exhibit at Pinto, where he held “Doorway to Decision” in 2011.
Each work of De la Cruz features a deft blend of different metals—brass, copper, lead, iron, bronze, nickel and even black chrome—which he bends, molds and carves by hand to create fluid and graceful images.
In “Kandungan,” De la Cruz explores the “essence of a woman,” and in “Himig,” celebrates the feminine spirit in the form of muses of music, beauty, strength and creation.
“Parangal” “presents various images of Christ.” “Passage,” meanwhile, chronicles man’s journey through life in his quest for the divine.
De la Cruz, a Philosophy major at University of the Philippines, uses his art to explore the human quest for God and the need to find one’s true self within the silence of the soul.
“Silent Eloquence” will run until Nov. 10 at Pinto Art Museum, #1 Sierra Madre, Grand Heights, in the 400-year-old hilltop city of Antipolo. A venue for modern and contemporary art exhibitions, the museum has presented several major art events and shows, some of which were international in scope and significance.
Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and Singapore ambassador to the Philippines VP Hirubalan and his wife will be guests of honor at the opening of the exhibit.
For inquiries and directions, please contact Cora (tel. 5344073) or Mikey (0916-3187558).