The Philippine Star
Angelito Antonio at Art Lounge & Joseph Albao at Galerie Joaquin
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 email@example.com.