Artist Spotlight: Buhay Mendoza
Sep13

Artist Spotlight: Buhay Mendoza

  Visual artist Buhay Mendoza considers his art pop surrealist – a genre he loves for its playfulness and how it “signifies freedom and tickles creativity.”  According to him, his chosen specialty also allows his to maximize his strength as an artist.  Over and above that, Buhay says she considers art as his religion which gives him the sanity to appreciate all his blessings and makes him feel closer to God. For him, art is life,...

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Artist Spotlight: Jun Cambel
Sep04

Artist Spotlight: Jun Cambel

Jun Cambel Visual Artist     Contemporary artist Jun Cambel grew up in the heart of the city, Manila. He views art as a tool to raise people’s environmental awareness. He often applies mixtures of paints and industrial materials to create multiple layers with pronounced textures. He sometimes combines found objects and realistic rendering to give the canvas an extra dimension. He worked in CM Ltd and Edipresse Media for...

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Designing Filipino: The Indigenous Architecture of Francisco “Bobby” Manosa
Aug06

Designing Filipino: The Indigenous Architecture of Francisco “Bobby” Manosa

“Three factors make an authentic Filipino architecture,” says award-winning Filipino architect Francisco ‘Bobby’ Mañosa, “Filipino values, Philippine climate and the use of indigenous materials. The point is not to rebuild the bahay kubo and bahay na bato – their time had come and gone – but to learn from them. What is the essence of indigenous architecture? What makes it uniquely Filipino? And how does an architect build modern...

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Artist Spotlight: Franklin Caña Valencia
Aug02

Artist Spotlight: Franklin Caña Valencia

Franklin Caña Valencia Painter     Franklin Caña Valencia who is known for his distinctive style referred to by his colleagues as “Cañaism,” didn’t expect that he would take to painting like a fish to water.  Originally a graphic designer, he was coaxed into the art via his brother, under the providential wing of the esteemed Saturday Group of artists led by the likes of the legendary Mauro “Malang” Santos.  Since then, he...

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Artist Spotlight: Ginny Guanco
Jul09

Artist Spotlight: Ginny Guanco

Ginny Guanco Visual Artist     My Art I believe that each person has a mission in life. Each individual has a calling to do something productive in life and spread that message to the world and even be an agent of change in her own little way. As human beings, many of us tend to just look at the big picture immediately without seeing value in the small things. I value small things a lot. It is through a small seed that a big...

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