It is probably one of the most diverse and best art exhibits I have been to, not that I had been to a lot. For the first time in my limited orientation to the arts, I have experienced the different feel of contemporary and traditional painting.
From the name itself, Cultural Confluence, the exhibit communicates the identity and culture of the person behind each piece. For example, the Filipino paintings convey a picture of how we live our lives – Felix Catarata’s “Ang Panabong”, Celso Pepito’s “Walk of Life”, and Pronnie dela Cerna’s “Bounty from Sea” among others. Sculptures like “Manananggot” and “Sinulog Dancer” by Roberto Gonzales, need I say more?
For some reason, on the other hand, when one explores the works, “Equality”, “Puppet Tempt”, and “Travel – I”, somehow one would feel a curious impression, like they are new to one’s eyes. Perhaps because they are made by artists not from the Philippines – Janiz Chan, Queenie Chow, and Remy Rault respectively.
As per my observation, one work that had captured the spectators’ attention was Orley Ypon’s Awakening Series III.
I could not thank Mr. Pepito enough for for inviting me at this exhibit’s opening on September 14, 2010 at the SM City Cebu Art Center. It is an honor to be a guest to such an important event for artists of diverse culture. Interested enough? The exhibit runs until September 27, 2010.