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An­gelito An­to­nio at Art Lounge & Joseph Al­bao at Galerie Joaquin

- Arts · Asian Development Bank · Mandaluyong · Mandaluyong City

Two shows are cur­rently on view at The Podium.

“Mod­ern Par­lance” by An­gelito An­to­nio is on view at Art Lounge Podium un­til Oct. 25, with the artist re­cep­tion sched­uled for to­mor­row at 6 p.m. “Ethe­real Her­itage” by Joseph Al­bao is on view at Galerie Joaquin Podium from Oct. 16 to 26, with the artist re­cep­tion sched­uled for Wed­nes­day, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.

For “Mod­ern Par­lance,” An­gelito An­to­nio’s art­works have be­come freer, more con­tem­po­rary, less in­hib­ited, and more ex­cit­ing in style. An­to­nio was in­spired by the new­found sig­nif­i­cance of life he saw and ex­pe­ri­enced af­ter sev­eral bouts with health is­sues. He has then trans­lated the ex­pe­ri­ence into col­or­ful ex­pres­sions of uniquely An­to­nio ren­der­ings. These unique com­po­si­tions teem with frontally ori­ented fig­ures, coura­geously and ar­tis­ti­cally dis­re­gard­ing scale and pro­por­tion.

Joseph Al­bao’s works for “Ethe­real Her­itage” de­pict the sim­ple and gen­teel Filipino way of life. Al­bao’s sub­jects and char­ac­ters are lifted from the paint­ings of his in­spi­ra­tions namely Na­tional Artist Fer­nando Amor­solo and Bo­tong Fran­cisco. Al­bao’s works com­mand an air of quiet re­spect, ex­ud­ing strength of char­ac­ter, and beauty. The artist suc­cess­fully chal­lenges the view­ers to re­think of their Filipino her­itage and cul­ture at this mod­ern, fast­paced present age. With the ad­vent of so­cial me­dia, tech­ni­cal devel­op­ment and mas­sive glob­al­iza­tion, it is his ad­vo­cacy to up­hold the ba­sic values and cus­toms of our peo­ple.

Art Lounge is on the Ground Level of The Podium, ADB Ave., Or­ti­gas Cen­ter, Man­daluy­ong City. For in­quiries, call Galerie Joaquin at 0917-5343942 and 721-82831, or email info@ ga­leriejoaqu­in.com.

Galerie Joaquin Podium is on the 3rd Level of The Podium Mall, ADB Av­enue, Or­ti­gas Cen­ter, Man­daluy­ong City. For in­quiries, call Galerie Joaquin at 634-7954 or email podium.ga­leriejoaqu­in@gmail.com.

 ??  ?? “Du­ties of Fate” by An­gelito An­to­nio
“Du­ties of Fate” by An­gelito An­to­nio
 ??  ?? “De­light of Com­pas­sion” by Joseph Al­bao
“De­light of Com­pas­sion” by Joseph Al­bao
 ??  ?? “Ten­der Per­se­ver­ance” by Al­bao
“Ten­der Per­se­ver­ance” by Al­bao

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