CHEF JESSIE Restaurant at Rockwell, Makati City, is featuring selected paintings and sculptures of Filipino master artists and sculptors, and contemporary visual artists until June 30.
“Art Galore” features about 60 artworks, paintings and sculptures of varied sizes; the biggest is at 72” x 72” and smallest is at 6” x 4”.
Noted artists and sculptor such as Oscar Salita, Manny Baldemor, Romulo Olazo, Norma Belleza, Virginia Ty Navarro, and contemporary artists as Joe Datuin, Josue Mangrobang, Demi Padua, Tony Mahilum, Ros Arcilla, Kevin Balboa, Krisanto Aquino, Marlyn Bonayog, Jr Atienza, Angelo Tabije, Lino Jamisola are participating in this art event.
Salita’s works highlight his favorite subjects, women and mother and child, while Belleza’s pieces focus on women exuding gaiety and boldness done through her colors. Olazo’s painting is an interesting piece with different subdued colors of yellow, pink, orange, while Baldemor’s artwork looks serene with trees and environment accentuated by blue houses.
Navarro’s brass sculpture depicts a bird in flight, which complements other paintings on the first floor.
Datuin’s groupings of rings are attractive and ideal for a centerpiece in a condominium lobby.
Chef Jessie restaurant is run by chef Jessie Sincioco who used to be a partner at Le Soufflé, a fine dining restaurant famous for its recipes.
In the tradition of Le Soufflé, the artworks that adorn the walls of Chef Jessie restaurant provides a visual art feast to its clients.
Mostly modern and abstract paintings are displayed on the first floor, while the classic ones by masters are on the upper loft where most functions such as special meetings, conferences and social gatherings are held.
Vittorio “Bong” Versoza, event organizer and owner of Art Gallery Asia and El Colorado Café (soon to open in Maginhawa Street, Quezon City), said the art event is open to the public.
“This showcase at Chef Jessie restaurant is the sixth show at the restaurant, with shows held every month of June since 2010,” he added. “It is a tribute the Filipino artists both painters and sculptors, showcasing their special talents in art.”
Other exhibiting artists are Leo Abaya, Catalina Africa, Luisito Chua, Rene Cuvos, Melvin Culaba, Alfredo Esquillo, John Paul Antido, Francis Nacion, Carlo Ongchangco, Noradel Estacio, Phapus Dizon, Dexter Simsim, Rishab Roger Tibon, I Carlos and Farley del Rosario.