Rockwell’s “Focus on the Arts” is on its third week at the North Court and Concourse of Power Plant Mall in Rockwell Center, Makati City.
Until Aug. 25, the North Court will host an exhibit of works by four of the most well-regarded artists in the country. “Four Points, Four Visions” seeks to redefine abstraction in a display of works by renowned masters Raul Isidro and Edwin Wilwayco, as well as figurative abstract sculptor Alab Pagarigan and contemporary abstract painter Camille Ver.
What is fascinating about the exhibition is how the three abstract painters, known for complete organic abstractions, complement the abstracted figurative sculptures of Pagarigan.
Isidro’s latest works are part of his abstract landscape series, taking inspiration from Japanese calligraphy and Zen concepts of minimalism. Wilwayco, on the other hand, has more robust abstractions that make full use of the potential of color to convey strong emotions. Inspired by architecture, Ver experiments extensively with color and depth in her practice, as opposed to the common usage of controlled minimalism in abstraction.
At the Concourse Level, sculptor Ram Mallari displays functionally futuristic sculptures. Joining him is Farley del Rosario, whose combination of new colors, designs and energy inspire playful concepts.
An Artist Reception celebrating the third week will be held at the North Court on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Exhibition represents Rockwell’s extended collaboration with Galerie Joaquin, organizer of the exhibitions and festival. —CONTRIBUTED