“Filipino Artists in Their Studios Volume 2,” the follow-through to the book documenting Filipino artists in their ateliers, by foremost photojournalist and visual artist Jose “Pinggot” Vinluan Zulueta, will be launched April 25 at the Manila Hotel.
Edited by Isabel de Leon and AA Patawaran, the 324-page book compiles 75 portraits of Filipino artists in their studios and their stories written by various reporters, which were originally published in the Arts and Culture section of Manila Bulletin Lifestyle under the column Artist at Work.
The articles were written by Patawaran, Barbara Mae Dacanay, Hannah Jo Uy, Jacky Lynne Oiga, Angelo Garcia, Bryan Angelo Garcia, Sara Grace C. Fojas, Eugene Santos, Pam Brooke Casin, Nickky Faustine De Guzman and Johnina Martha Marfa.
The first volume was published in 2015 and among those featured were National Artists Napoleon Abueva, Arturo Luz, Benedicto Cabrera, Abdulmari Imao, Federico Alcuaz.
Artists featured in the new volume are Ambie Abaño, Leo Abaya, Mike Adrao, Salvador Joel Alonday, Angelito Antonio and Norma Belleza, Agnes Arellano, Julio Jose Austria, Max Balatbat, Jinggoy Buensuceso, Zean Cabangis, Benjie Torrado-Cabrera, Ferdinand Cacnio, Valeria Cavestany, Leslie de Chavez, Dansoy Coquilla, Chati Coronel, Jigger Cruz, Marina Cruz, Bembol Dela Cruz, Daniel Dela Cruz, Janos Delacruz, Melvin Culaba, Olivia D’Aboville, Thomas Daquiaog, Antipas Delotavo, Isabel Diaz, Romina Diaz, RM de Leon, Vincent de Pio, Neil Doloricon, Noell El Farol, Kiko Escora, Love Marie O. Escudero, Isobel Francisco and Peque Gallaga.
Included also are Mark Andy Garcia, Nona Garcia, Proceso Gelladuga, Jaime de Guzman, Gregory Halili, Mia Herbosa, Riel Hilario, Martin Honasan, Pete Jimenez, Bree Jonson, Winner Jumalon, Aileen Lanuza, Romeo Lee, Jojo Legaspi, Lenore RS Lim, Lindslee, Luis Lorenzana, Neil Manalo, Dengcoy Miel, Fernando Modesto, Jason Montinola, Jason Moss, Leeroy New, Jonathan Olazo, Vincent Padilla, Sam Penaso, Christina Quisimbing-Ramillo, Alwin Reamillo, Alfredo Roces, Ivan Roxas, Marivic Rufino, Don Salubayba, Mona Santos, Pamela Yan-Santos, Maxine Syjuco, Ian Veneracion, Olan Ventura, Lin Vinluan, Orley Ypon and Phyllis Zaballero.
“This book was created for the future generation,” said Zulueta. “I want them to get to know the Filipino artist, more than their paintings, but who they really are. May the stories of these artists inspire them to appreciate Filipino art even more or to become an artist as well.”
The book is published by Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp.