Art Questions: Is it Practical to do Both Digital and Traditional Art?

Artist and art educator Kristoffer Brasileño answers your questions about anything art-related in our new series, Art Questions. How long do you usually wait before you varnish an oil painting? -K.P. I apply retouch varnish on the 2nd to the last...

The Sacred and the Secular in Norberto Roldan’s “Viva España/ Long Live America”

Just like an altar, there is too much to look at in Viva España. But there are three focal points in this exhibit. First, is the Santo Entierro, the dead body of Christ enclosed in a glass case that the artist placed...

Melvin Guirhem’s Puluy-an Art Gallery Offers New Home for Artists

The past three years were quite an ascent for Melvin Guirhem. He won Grand Prize at the Philippine Art Awards in 2020. He was featured in the Karen H. Montinola Selection at the Art Fair Philippines 2022. And a series of...

On Art Writing

Seven years ago, I was invited to attend an art exhibit perhaps so that I can write about it. The default feeling was reluctance, not because I don’t know how to write, but for the reason of deficient grounding in art...

Contemporary Art Meets Way of Life in “Panagbo: Encounters with Tradition”

Place and identity are intersecting themes of contemporary art that are often explored by artists and curators. In “Panagbo: Encounters with Tradition”, curator Marika Constantino and artists from Capiz transport the audience to the fishing community of their province and introduce...

Art in the Aftermath of a Storm

It was a night in the city of Iloilo one could not forget. March 17, 2018. The night when Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) opened its glass doors to a privileged few. For several months, commuters and passersby would chance upon...