This Side Up
Underpass art that will make you look forward to your next commute
Next time you find yourself passing through the underpasses of Ayala-Makati Avenues and Ayala Avenue-Legaspi Street, don't forget to look up.
You won't see sunshine, but you'll see ceilings brightened by colors, faces, and quirky designs. The murals, part of a design project that aims to develop these spaces into a commercial area, are a collaboration among artists Rai Cruz, KooKoo, Geloy Concepcion, Blic, Nemo, Quatro, Triskaideka, Rest, Jood, Dan Puzzle, Garapata, Cozy, Karayom, and Mojo.
Naturally, the artworks serve more than a decorative purpose. For Makati's harried work force, they provide relief and even hope after a tough day in the office. “[Our art] is telling them that sometimes, even if they feel they are locked in this [life], there are good things that come out of that,” says Cruz.