After the “Promdi” exhibit at the Reflections Gallery of Museo Orlina in Tagaytay, the gallery has mounted “Promdi 2,” featuring the works of Angelo Baldemor from Paete, Laguna; Henri Cainglet from Valencia, Bohol; and Ramon Orlina from Taal, Batangas.
Baldemor has been carving since the tender age of 10 and received awards and recognition for his wood carvings and sculptures since the age of 21. He is most acknowledged for his rare combination of painted sculptures he calls “paintures.” He would painstakingly sculpt on soft wood true-to-life fruits, vegetables, flowers and rice, grain by grain, and paint them in their natural colors.
Cainglet is also a multi-awarded and well travelled artist who has consistently produced versatile art of different mediums and materials. His art evokes nature, day-to-day life, but he also gets serious with social political issues.
For “P2,” he paints with striking colors expressing his state of mind while he was in New York longing for the tropics and the sun. He was in New York to represent the Philippines in a United Nations show “Found Objects to Art” for the International Council for Caring communities, Inc.
Ramon Orlina showcases some recent works of different colored glass and crystal that never fail to evoke the imagination and awe of the viewer. Playing with the qualities of light and the transparency of glass Orlina is, indeed, incomparable in the use of this medium. It is no wonder his name is synonymous with glass sculpture in the Philippines.
“Promdi 2” runs until Jan. 4, 2015. Call 7496439, 7819471, 0917-5315108, Manila office; 046-4132581, 0906-4340862, Museo Orlina.