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“A Transience of Colours”

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Noel de Guzman explores archetypal abstractions

“A Transience of Colours”
“Halcyon’s Return”

What can be seen in Noel de Guzman’s “Geometric Abstractions” are perennial moments of accustomed occurrences in a postmodern world. It is a narrative exploring contemporary imagery, as the movements in his art also mark the freedom of expression the artist so resolutely seeks.

Raised in Manila, De Guzman pursued a degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines and thereafter worked with multinational advertising agencies and then moved to Hong Kong in 1993 to work for regional publications such as Hong Kong Tatler and FinanceAsia.

It was in Hong Kong where he finally pursued his obsession in the arts, painting with his fingers as a personal way of expression.

“Geometric Abstractions” will be on view from May 22 to June 1 with the artist’s reception on May 22 at 6 p.m. Galerie Joaquin is at 3/L The Podium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. Call 6347954, 7239418; e-mail podium.galeriejoaquin@gmail.com.

Ragma at Renaissance

“Life is about Moving

Jay Ragma’s “Life is about Moving” is on view at Renaissance Gallery.

Inspired by Swiss master Paul Klee, Ragma conjures the magic of multitudinous line—white straight lines, careening down and across an expanse of black space, zigzagging to and fro in fleet and rapid accelerating speed, intersecting but never colliding, transforming the graphic element into a metaphor for life.

Renaissance Gallery, 4/L SM Megamall. Call 09178361099.