The Philippine Star
Nunelucio Alvarado at Galerie Roberto
Few artists are there whose very names have the resonance not only of the place of their origin but whose works are also instantly recognizable, borne by their unique and distinctive style and subject matter, and sustained through decades of refinement and evolution. One such name is Nunelucio Alvarado who hails from Negros Occidental, and who is one of the founding fathers of the Black Artists Group.
In recognition of his many visual accomplishments, Galerie Roberto presents
“Colecciones: Celebrating the Art of Nunelucio Alvarado.”
Though his earlier works were an impassioned indictment of the social injustice pervasive then in the sugarproducing region, Alvarado is also an avid and affectionate chronicler of his fellow Negrenses’ customs, traditions, rituals, and ceremonies.
With his signature style of sharply angular and boxy figures and characters, Alvarado introduces them now in optimistic, even humorous light, fleshed out with the full flamboyance of the famous Masskara fiesta colors, ornaments and patterns. Alvarado’s works are a joyous celebration of ordinary folk: the sidewalk vendors, fishermen and farmers, peasants and plantation workers, the mothers and children of Negros.
“Colecciones: The Art of Nunelucio Alvarado” runs until July 18.
Galerie Roberto is at Unit 4, Molito Lifestyle Center Extension, Bldg. 7, Madrigal Avenue cor. Commerce Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries, call tel no: 809-1630. Mobile: 0998-595-5764.