TRAVEL SKETCHES

To have the opportunity and enthusiasm to travel is an integral part in my growth and evolution as an artist.

My wife and I love to travel and not only does it give me inspiration and new perspectives but also a crucial part in developing and learning new approach/es in my creation process. I always feel inspired when given an opportunity to work in a new atmosphere and outside of my comfort zone. When in another country, we would always prioritize hiking in the mountains and connect with nature. On our way, while waiting in terminals, while we stop to rest or look at the scenic views and upon reaching our destination, I sketch when possible. My “Pen and Ink Travel Sketch Series” as well as paintings inspired by our travels were launched in my 6th Solo Show entitled “RELIC” during ManilArt 2020.

I would love to be given an opportunity to work while traveling again but the current COVID-19 global health crisis reminded us once again how uncertain a lot of things are in this World. Travel from one place to another has become restricted. The “relics” I saw during my previous travels may not be the same nor still exist when I come back. So for me, every artist has an obligation to successfully integrate and convey how he sees, experiences, understands and interprets fragments of (or what remains from) the past with the world he currently lives in. How he tells his story thru his paintings is his legacy and play a crucial role in preserving this history.

RECENT WORKS

Evanescent 2 (sketch),12" x 9", Gouache on Paper, 2022 | On my autumn 2022 trip to South Korea, I tried experimenting with Gouache which is similar to water color but more opaque. I also wanted an art medium that is easy to carry during our hikes and easy to dry so this medium is perfect.
Elusive Gaze III, Pen and Ink on Paper, 2022
Elusive Gaze III, Pen and Ink on Paper, 2022
Stern II, Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2021
Stern II, Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2021
Dewy-Eyed II, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2021
Dewy-Eyed II, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2021
Situm II, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on paper, 2021
Situm II, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on paper, 2021
Naiad (Freshwater Nymph, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2021
Naiad (Freshwater Nymph, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2021
Situm, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2020
Situm, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2020
Reminisce, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2020
Reminisce, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2020
Devotion 2, 9" x 12", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2020
Devotion 2, 9" x 12", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2020
Shroud, Pen and Ink on Paper, 2021
Shroud, Pen and Ink on Paper, 2021
Situm III, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2021
Situm III, 12" x 9", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2021
fEATURED WORKS IN

RELIC (6th Solo Exhibition)

SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City, Philippines

December 9-13, 2020

Gaze II, , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2019
Gaze II, , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2019
Echo , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2019
Echo , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2019
Draped , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2018
Draped , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2018
Pristine , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2017
Pristine , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2017
Nymph , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2018
Nymph , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2018
Howl , Pen and Ink on Paper, 9" x 12", 2017
Howl , Pen and Ink on Paper, 9" x 12", 2017
Reiki , Pen and Ink on Paper, 9" x 12", 2020
Reiki , Pen and Ink on Paper, 9" x 12", 2020
Resurgence, Pen and Ink on Paper, 9" x 12", 2020
Resurgence, Pen and Ink on Paper, 9" x 12", 2020
Glisten, Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2017
Glisten, Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2017
Fixate , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2020
Fixate , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2020
Precaria , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2018
Precaria , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2018
Mama , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2020
Mama , Pen and Ink on Paper, 12" x 9", 2020
Devotion, 9" x 12", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2020
Devotion, 9" x 12", Pen and Ink on Paper, 2020

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