Galerie De Las Islas presents “SINCO BICOLANOS,” the new group exhibit of five Bicolano artists opening on May 14, 2016. Sinco Bicolanos marks their maiden exhibition at Galeria de las Islas, third floor, Silahis Center, 744 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila.
Participating artists are Dr. Elden Lumaniog, Hermel Alejandro, Jun Tivi, Richard La Torre Perez and Roderick “Akong” Imperio. Opening cocktails reception will be at 4:00pm and will run from May 14 to May 30, 2016.
This group of Filipino artists hails from different parts of the Bicol region. Their painting has made their lives like a masterpiece inspired by the magnificence of life’s color and genres of depiction of everyday living and even drama of the past.
B U R S T I N G with great excitement into their undamaged time-warp carrying load of bountiful thoughts of arts in their canvases is going to showcase an art must see. They tell the story of the Bicolano arts and heritage is the time-trend capsule that thrives in the hearts of these artists and per se another cultural melting pot to enrich knowledge of the local cultural “The Uragon” identity.
“SINCO BICOLANOS” will be available for press interviews during the exhibit from May 14th; interested journalists, please contact Dr. Elden Lumaniog at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
About the Artists
Dr. Elden Lumaniog
Dr. Elden Lumaniog specializes not only in the art of medicine, but also has a firm hand in the arena of real artistic talents. In Dr. Lumaniog’s artistic expression, it is intrinsically a process of sharing emotions to enchant the viewer. His art advocates discovery, study, documentation & preservation of our rich cultural heritage. (READ: Dr. Elden Lumaniog: The Colors of His Life)
Hermel Alejandre is a Bicolano self-taught artist who took up B.S. in Industrial Technology at Bicol College of Arts and Trades in Naga City. The influence of Picasso is still strongly felt in Hermz (his nickname) style of art which gives him an idea on how to conceptualize his own works.
Jun Tivi who hails from Daraga, Albay is a largely self-taught artist who encountered art early on earning himself recognition from his impressed teachers. But the pragmatic need to earn a living would be sidetrack him from college and land him a career in commercial arts in a corporate setting. There he would hone his technical skills the old-school way for the next 25 years, his natural talent laid aside, percolating. Then, in 2007, a chance encounter with opportunity. He participated in his first group painting show in Galeria De Las Islas. Then, his pursuit of arts never stopped till today. (Source: Filipino Artist Magazine)
Richard La Torre Perez
Richard La Torre Perez, is from San Jose,Pili Camarines Sur was born on October 28 1975. He studied Special Fine Arts (Decorative Painting) at NMYC Pili,Camarines Sur. He is the current Visual Art Instructor at SouthBridges Learning Center in Mayon Ave in Naga City. Has won several awards here in Bicol, Manila and one in Dhaka,Bangladesh. Participated in 25 group exhibitions in Bicol and 10 group exhibitions in Manila.
Roderick Akong Imperio
Roderick Akong Imperio is a Bicolano artist who took up Fine Arts in De Ocampo Memorial Collage, Aquinas University of Legaspi. Roderick is a gallery owner of Imperio Art Gallery in Libod 1, Libmanan Camarines Sur. And a businessman and proprietor of Kongzki General Merchandise. He is also an active member of Salingoy Art Group in Naga City, Art Association of the Philippines and Lakbay Kulay in Manila.
Beauty in the eyes of the artist…
I define beauty as rather a measure of affect. It is a measure of emotion. In art, beauty is the device of successful communication between participants. The transmission of a concept between the artist and the perceives; beautiful art is successful in portraying the artist’s most profound intended emotions. But neither the artist nor the observer can be certain of successful communication in the end. So beauty in art is eternally subjective. What might be beautiful to me, might not be to other. As the saying goes, the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.