There are many ways to get around, but in the Philippines things tend to get more creative. From the simple and hardy rural carabao to the colourful city jeepneys, caritelas, calesas, and tranvias, Filipinos find ways to get around the impassable - and moreover, they do it with style.
In this light, Galerie Raphael presents a show that encapsulates the essence of that journey, and featuring two veteran artists engaged in different practices: sculpture and painting. Entitled “Biyahe,” the show will have an opening reception at Galerie Raphael in Serendra Mall in Bonifacio Global City on August 23 and will run until September 2, 2012.
The two artists in this exhibition capture that manic sense of flair in traveling in and around the Philippines - in two distinctly different forms. Glenn Cagandahan (b, 1977) is a sculptor of folk imagery and subjects, known particularly for his mixed media figurines of farmers on carabaos, often with a guitar in hand or on their way to market with their produce. Richard Arimado (b. 1970) is a painter of perspective, painting birds-eye views of nostalgic street scenes. Between these two noted artists, there is an examination of the nature of travel for the Filipino - and a discovery that there’s far more to it than a simple route of from here to there.
For more details, please call (63 2) 856-3034
Unit 2C-06 Second Level, Serendra Piazza
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Thursday August 23, 2012 - Sunday September 2, 2012
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