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.
fEATURED WORKS IN
RELIC (6th Solo Exhibition)
SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City, Philippines
December 9-13, 2020
A COMPLEX INTERLUDE OF
COLORS AND TEXTURES
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