CHANGE or metamorphosis (which comes from the Greek words “meta,” change, and “morphe,” form) is particularly ripe for the aesthetics of Art Nouveau, whose clean lines, clear shapes, and strong colors strongly depict change in nature playing out as if on a stained-glass window.
Artist Antonio Pacheco Daleonon III is a master of this style, having built an oeuvre on the best traditions of the 1920s German Secession Movement, Alphonse Mucha, and Gustav Klimt.
Born in 1971, Daleonon is a product of University of Santo Tomas. His works have been featured in “The Collection of Ageless Arts” in 2006 and “Philart International Edition” in 2007.
His latest works draw upon the concept of change in nature. They will be exhibited in “Metamorphosis,” which runs June 18-28 at Galerie Joaquin Podium.
Daleonon has also been exhibited in Caracas, Venezuela and Washington D.C., United States. His work has been cited by art critics as a prime example of Philippine Mood Art, bringing to his collectors a feeling of energy and positivity.
His works are primarily inspired by the nuances of butterflies.
“Just like the beauty I see on the wings of butterflies, I see an integration of realistic and abstract elements in my works,” he says. “I paint through an emotion of joy and optimism, deeply respecting nature.
Galerie Joaquin Podium is on the lower ground level of The Podium mall, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Call 6347954, or e-mail [email protected] Visit www.galeriejoaquin.com.