(May 24th) Voyaging in Luminous Space: One Man Show by Pancho Piano

Passions Art Gallery presents Voyaging in Luminous Space, the new solo exhibition by renowned Global Filipino artist and Bicol’s pride, “Pancho Piano opening on May 24th 2016.

The exhibition will run from May 24th to June 5th 2016. Opening reception starts at 6:00pm.

(Address: 4th Level 407 Sm MegaMall Building A, EDSA, corner J. Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1552, Metro Manila)

Pancho Piano will be available for press interviews during the exhibit from May 24th; interested journalists please contact Pancho at panchopiano22@yahoo.com and +639175343238 to make an appointment.

In all these cosmic voyages, there appear certain references to landmarks and architectural structures, such as imposing city gates or church spires, along with symbolic elements. They are viewed as though from a distance or from the eagle’s eye view of the world. ~Alice Guillermo

Multifaceted award winning artist Pancho Piano creates art in variety of styles: stained glass art, abstraction and mural painting. Pancho creates energy and movement successfully interweaving modern and traditional styles. A faithful son of “Kabikulan,” he has paid homage, in his numerous paintings in oil and acrylic, to the myths, legends and traditions of Bicol, its indigenous deities such as “Haliya,” the moon goddess of abundance and fertility with her multiple breast, and “Daragang Magayon” in the folktale of ill-starred lovers, as well as mythologies of Albay province and gives special homage to the Bicolano devotion to the Lady Peñafrancia. Aside from his liturgical art, Pancho M. Piano is also a poet of Bicol Southern Tagalog Region.

Pancho M. Piano completed Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at the University of Nueva Caceres (1978) who also took a degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Diliman as a Jose Joya Scholar (1984-1987).

Pancho is the first Filipino artist to showcase Leather Art in the Philippines. He has conducted 30+ solo exhibitions, over 50+ group exhibitions, and participated in international exhibitions in Japan, Saipan, and the United States of America, France, Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland.

He has traveled extensively to the United States and Europe voyages opening for him new perspectives of space and the universe.

Pancho has won over numerous major national competitions in the Philippines, including Finalist at the 1997 “AFP Centennial Mural Painting Competition,” and the 1998 “AAP Centennial Painting Competition.” Pancho was awarded “Artist of the Year Awards” for the total of twelve times by various Bicol institutions. He was bestowed as “Most Outstanding Bicolano Artist” in 2009, “My City My SM Award” in 2010 and “Orgullo Kan Award for Visual Arts” in 2011. Pancho Piano was also featured in television networks such as ABS-CBN, and in 10 coffee table book publications.

Pancho will be exhibiting in London this coming July 2016.  His subjects will be Philippines celebrations in abstract and figurative styles.  Feel free to contact Pancho for more information.

(May 14th) Galerie De Las Islas presents “SINCO BICOLANOS”

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 eldenlumaniog2016@gmail.com to make an appointment.

Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist in Briefing

“SINCO BICOLANOS” Briefing for the May 14 opening exhibit at Galeria De Las Islas, Intramuros, Mla. Participants: Hermz Alejandre, Roderick Akong Imperio, Richard La Torre Perez, Elden Lumaniog and Jun Tivi. Photocredit‬ ‪#‎JUNMOBILE‬

Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artists Briefing

“SINCO BICOLANOS” Briefing for the May 14 opening exhibit at Galeria De Las Islas, Intramuros, Mla. Participants: Hermz Alejandre, Roderick Akong Imperio, Richard La Torre Perez, Elden Lumaniog and Jun Tivi. Photocredit‬ ‪#‎JUNMOBILE‬

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)

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork N A N A Y, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork N A N A Y, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork N A N A Y, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork SINNER or SAINT, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork 2, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork 2, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre

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.

Hermel Alejandre Artwork FRUIT VENDOR, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork FRUIT VENDOR, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER AND CHILD 17, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER AND CHILD 17, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER TREE, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER TREE, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Jun Tivi

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)

Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (3) Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (6) Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (5) Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (4)

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.

Richard La Torre Perez, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez Artwork, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez Artwork, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez Artwork, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

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.

Roderick Imperio Artwork DAYDREAM Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork DAYDREAM Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork HINDI MAGKHIWALAY Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork HINDI MAGKHIWALAY Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork Still Life Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork Still Life Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

MASTERPIECES: 3rd Solo Exhibition by Jensen Moreno

When I paint, I use 110% of my brain to direct my hand to perform a thing called Masterpiece.  ~ Jensen Moreno 2008

Dos Pueblos Art Gallery presents MASTERPIECES, the new solo exhibition by renowned Global Filipino artist, Jensen Moreno opening on April 1st 2016. Masterpieces marks Jensen’s third solo exhibition in Manila.

Jensen Moreno was born in Bataan, Philippines and is currently based in Beijing, China. She is at present a visual art teacher at Beijing International Bilingual Academy. She received her Masters and Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts majored in Painting from University of Santo Tomas.

To learn more about the artist, please read my featured articles linked below:

She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. The most recent ones are at Art Fair China Beijing International, ASEAN Ladies Circle Gathering by the Embassy of the Republic of Philippines, BIBA Art Expo 2015, “Thirty-One” solo exhibition in China and Taipei. Her works are housed in international public and private collections.

MASTERPIECES are a collection of the artist masterful portraits from the past to present. It includes “THE GOAL” which is one of the most important paintings at the ASEAN Ladies Circle event. Held in Philippine Embassy in Beijing, China. Portraits of some VIPs from Philippines, Vietnam and China will showcase at the exhibition.

The exhibition will run from 1 April to 10 April 2016. Opening reception starts at 6:30pm.

(Address: 3rd Level, Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd. Corner Hermady, New Manila, Philippines)

Jensen Moreno will be available for press interviews during the exhibit from April 1st; interested journalists, please contact Jensen Moreno at jhenz09mhike@yahoo.com.ph and jensenmartijn1221@gmail.com to make an appointment.

Jensen Moreno Fostering Creativity to Excellence:

Jensen Moreno’s notion of creativity is more than originality.  It is about perfection and excellence which institutes developing improvement. It is a concept which is analogous to the implied theories of creativity. Jensen infers not only the source of origin. Her works are unrelenting production of the origin, that is, the creativity. She singles out originality and imagination as the key to creativity. Her execution is a special attribute that somehow makes the act itself enigmatic.

Creativity in arts is all about liberating the energy to the canvas. Her art is dynamic, diverse and distinct. It is imaginative, ingenious, innovative and inventive. She loves taking risks and challenging the convention. Her art lies in direct proportion to the existence of art. Her level of skill, creativity and emotion is perfection and effectiveness. That had its roots in the subconscious. And was the source of new masterful discoveries.

MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“THE GOAL” Portrait of Martijn Horters, 4×7 Ft Oil on Canvas

Behind the ART:  “I am thankful that I have learned from the best art professors. Who should take credit for stimulating my creativity and originality! Now I have developed a process where my painting will never be easily replicated.”

MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“SELF-PORTRAIT”  Self-Portrait of Jensen Moreno 2016, 120x170cm Oil on Canvas

Painting has always been a means of self-expression for me. Therefore, I paint because I have to and need to, not necessarily because I want to. Subconsciously or not, the figures I paint are a reflection of myself and whatever mood I am in at the time, so every painting is in essence a self-portrait.

Lori Earley

The Masterful Process of a Portrait

  • Jensen Moreno gets thrilled to experience the moment a painting takes on a life of its own. One instant, there is a unification of colored silhouettes on the canvas. Surface and bang! With the addition of a single stroke it’s transformed into a larger than life creation of beauty.
  • She strives to merge the physical and spiritual individualities of each portrait. She creates into the most telling portrait possible. Conveying the essence of her subject is vital. All her portraits provide her the chance to create a work of art. That exhibits both beauty and timelessness.
  • She studies the portrait paintings. Always evaluating how she can best incorporate her observations into her own masterpiece. Many of her patrons tell her that through the course of having their portraits painted. They’ve developed a pristine indebtedness for art.
  • Her artwork is a product from direct observation. That also allows her the opportunity to observe. And incorporate more subtle nuances of form and color into her painting. The process of creating from life’s relationships is exhilarating.
  • To the artist, a great portrait painting is not just capturing a faithful likeness. The physical process of applying paint with only a palette knife creates a unique dynamic energy. That is impossible to replicate through any machine-driven process.
  • She gives herself unlimited chances to edit what she has observed. Whether it is from a live subject or from a photograph. She reimagines and reexamines the subject all over again. Allowing the artist to be a child all over again. While playing things down to create something wonderful. That goes far beyond the realms of imagination. She further reviews photos as a beginning reference. And decides to alter them to varying degree.
  • To meet a final masterful masterpiece portrait that best conveys her sense of completion. Where each element must be in perfect harmony with the entirety of compositions. She strives to reach the highest artistic plateaus to achieve her goal of excellence. And to help create portraits that will outshine all expectations.
MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“THE GIFT” Portrait of Artist Daughter, 120x170cm Oil on Canvas

To My Precious Gift,

“When the time you were born, you became my inspiration. I envision your beautiful face, the twinkle of your eyes. And the things you do that make me laugh. Our bond together from the womb and to the moment you were born is irreplaceable. That will never ever be torn away from us. I pray that God will give me strength and guidance for all the blessings he pours down from above. I am doing my best to be the best mother to you. I will always embrace you with all my motherly love. To me, you are the most precious gift. You are as exquisite as a flower and as sublime as a rose. You have been specially made by God to be my daughter. You are brighter than the sun every time you give me that smile. My only wish as a mother is that I want you to be proud of who you are and to strive for the best. Bring to bear efforts to make sure that your goals are achieved. And let God do the rest.  But remember, I will always be your mother first. But will also be your friend.  You are the most precious gift, that I’ve ever been given. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mommy

MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“THE LOVE”
Portrait of Anna Horters, 120x170cm Oil on Canvas

Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile & who LOVE YOU no matter what.

MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“RICH AND FAMOUS”Portrait of Huang Jiannan, 90x100cm Oil on Canvas

Behind the ART:  Huang Jiannan, 60, has garnered fame both in and outside of China. His works praised by the art community where his pieces sold at high prices.

Huang is a skilled painter who specializes on landscapes. He has a propensity for bright colors in his works. He prefers the techniques of traditional ink painting. While combining with Western-featured oil painting. That helped shaped his pieces in a style that is his own.

For Huang, success isn’t born out of pure luck.

If an artist mimics the work of great masters, his own artwork will be a repeat. The nature of art is to be original and creative. But this talent must be on hard work and persistence.

Source: bjreview.com

MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“THE VOICE”Portrait of Soprano Singer Lady Lu Ye, 4x7ft Oil on Canvas

Behind the ART:  Lady Lu Ye, Ambassador of Italian Culture to the world and acclaimed soprano and actress. She has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues to critical acclaim. She is known as “Una voce per Papa Francesco” by La Gazzetta dello Spettacolo. She was the first Asian, first Canadian, and the first Chinese artist in history to perform for Pope Francis’ birthday and the annual Christmas concert in Rome, Italy. She was also honored to be the first artist of Asian descendent to sing the Canadian National Anthem in hockey history. Voice like an angel, magic …” claimed La Presse which has been the shared opinion of many since her early career.

Italian music critics proclaimed:

She owns a beautiful voice of color, expressiveness and rich inventiveness of interpretation.

Image Credits: Supplied

Poster Graphics: Racky Eugenio

Photographer: Totong TJ

P-Noise 2015: Darrel Dan D. Lagasca—Filipino Visual Artist

Darrel Dan D. Lagasca’s paintings feature a multifarious layering of images and styles, symbolic of the multidimensional identity of our Filipino heritage. Darrel’s work exemplifies this intricacy through the connection between the East and West, the highs and lows of cultural perception, the old and young, the past and present.

Diverse and eclectic, his art challenges the viewer to consider current ideas and rethink the familiar. He gives voice to the varied and changing cultural landscape of identity, values, and beliefs of what is old and new. He explores ideas, concepts, questions, and practices that examine the past, describe the present, and imagine the future.

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Click the Image link to the P-Noise Website – “SAVE THE DATE 25-30 AUGUST, COPENHAGEN.”

His vigor to create exceptional works which combines traditional roots and contemporary art caught the eye of P-Noise organizers in Dansehallerne, Copenhagen. For one day on August 29, he will take part as one of the visual artist at the Gallery Visual Arts Program. P-Noise Festival 2015 is an arts & culture festival that promotes the innovative artists and creative scene coming from the Philippines.

Darrel Lagasca is a versatile artist who hails from Sto. Nino Meycauayan Bulacan, Philippines. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts major in Advertising at the University of the East Caloocan. And too pursue his passion in music, he also received another Bachelor’s degree in Music major in violin at the University of the Philippines in Diliman last 2010.

In 2008, his documentary “Beneath the Howling Cold White Stone“, a documentary was given the Gawad CCP for film and video award.

Among his selected group shows are:

  • Brussels Belgium (2005)
  • Korea Philippines (2006)
  • 2nd. Backdoor Ventures Music and Art Festival (2006)
  • Seoul Korea International Art Festival Exhibit (2007) 
  • Philadelphia – The International Faerie Convention (2008)
  • Art at Congress an Exhibit of Masters and Contemporary Masters (2011)
  • Singapore Affordable Artfair (2012)
  • Benefit Art Auction,  P-Noise Copenhagen Denmark (2014)
  • Asia Contemporary Art Show Hongkong (2015)
  • P-Noise Festival (2015)

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Artist: DARREL LAGASCA
TITLE: The truth behind your fantasies
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
2015

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Artist: DARREL LAGASCA
TITLE: Perfect Yearn in the Open Air
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 4ft x 3ft
2014

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Artist: DARREL LAGASCA
TITLE: Inherited Emotions
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvass
SIZE: 4ft x 4ft (Shaped Canvass)
2013

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Artist: DARREL LAGASCA
TITLE: DanseMacabre
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvass
SIZE: 3ft x 3ft ; 1.5ft x 1.5ft
2013

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Image Courtesy by the Artist: Darrel Dan D. Lagasca

Artist Jensen Moreno: “Thirty-One” 2nd Solo International Painting Exhibition

Jensen Moreno’s 2nd solo international painting exhibition is something special especially when it started from a small idea of celebrating her 31st birthday.  It was in November 2014 when she met the manager of La Plantation Gallery, Mr. Philippe who then introduced her to Mr. Ma, the co-owner of the Easy Wok restaurant. This artistic restaurant is where she had her AHA moment for this exhibit as it has the best of both worlds can offer—good food and a heaping helping of locally sourced art on the walls which captivated her in the beginning.

From a simple idea of celebrating her birthday became bigger and better; thus, “Thirty-One” painting exhibition was born and will be exhibited in three different countries including Taiwan (April 18-30) and Cambodia (July 2). (See blog post: Artist Jensen Moreno: “Her world is the art class, her class is the art world, and her art is world class.”)

From the words “matter” and “realism,” Matterealism is a new style where she introduces the merging of Realism and the use of the actual matter or materials you see from your reference photo or models stick on the canvas as seen in her self-portrait entitled “Sublime.” Instead of painting the objects, she sticks them on the canvas and combined with a realistic figure.

“The seven elements of art and principles of design combined with the traditional and contemporary process is also represented in this movement. This movement immortalizes the sentimental value of our meaningful possessions.”

Her concept focuses on two things—beauty and women empowerment. Her art aims to empower women through beauty, brains, and talent to inspire the world.

As commented by my blogs follower, Lance Weiser of  Weisser Watercolours Jensen Moreno is: “Far from reclusively staying within the confines of her studio, here is an artist whose studio is the world. She contributes to youth, the less fortunate, a variety of art forms, and immerses herself in the communities of the countries she involves herself in. This is the enterprising, yet kind, yet individually-unique, yet socially-connected energy known worldwide as the spirit of the Philippines.”

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UP NEXT: “THIRTY-ONE” The Jensen Moreno 2nd Solo Painting Exhibition at Artista Perfetto Taipei, TAIWAN, 04/18/15.

Her latest models include Ms. Philippines 1990, Mutya Laxa Buensuceso and Ms. World 1973-1st Runner-up, Evangeline Pascual whom she met in the Philippines. See the art behind the models:

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SOPHISTICATED
“In a world where classiness is not all it takes”
Portrait of Ms. Philippines 1990, Ms. Mutya Laxa Buensuceso
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART:  She met Ms. Mutya Laxa Buensuceso through a dear friend who is now her husband, Jinggoy Buensuceso—way back in 2008 when she was teaching Summer Art Workshops in her hometown Bataan.

Their paths crossed when she met Jinggoy at ARTECO Garden where they both used to buy rare plants.  Jinggoy who is a sculptor and a furniture designer whom she collaborated with the owner of the plant store who also became their common friend. After seven years and two beauty queens she has met and painted, she has now painted Jinggoy’s wife; a beauty queen, Ms. Philippines 1990 Mutya Laxa Buensuceso.”

Ms. Mutya is a Business Leader at Luxasia Philippines, a company that distributes and markets the world’s leading premium beauty brands. On occasion, she dabbles as Founder and Chief Designer to Spinkie, a line of handmade baby essentials, toys and fashion for babies to toddlers.  Ms. Mutya is also a mother of two adorable kids, Mayumi (4) and Malaya (3).

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STELLAR
“In a world where performance is not all it takes”
Portrait of Ms. World 1973, 1st Runner-up, Ms. Evangeline Pascual
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART:   “In the summer of 2012, I flew back to the Philippines where I joined the “Figuras 5” Painting Exhibition organized by Big&Small Art Gallery in Manila. Some celebrities attended the opening day including Ms. Evangeline Pascual. We had a little talk and exchange of contact information. I knew when I met her that she is going to be one of my models for my painting. She is originally from my hometown, Bataan. At the moment, Ms. Pascual is busy with her radio show called Echoes of the Heart.”

Jensen Moreno, Artist, Painter, Art Exhibit, Art Solo Exhibit, Art Show, Art Event, Art Exhibition, Painting Exhibition, Painting Exhibit, Filipina Artist, Global Pinay, Philippines, Thirty-31, International Painting Exhibition, Beijing, Taiwan, Cambodia

SMART
“In a world where intelligence is not all it takes”
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART:  “In life, the best and worst things come on unexpected times. Trials can make or break you but learning how to find solutions to each of them makes anyone smart and wise. To stand above all these obstacles is the way towards success.”

Jensen Moreno, Artist, Painter, Art Exhibit, Art Solo Exhibit, Art Show, Art Event, Art Exhibition, Painting Exhibition, Painting Exhibit, Filipina Artist, Global Pinay, Philippines, Thirty-31, International Painting Exhibition, Beijing, Taiwan, Cambodia

SOCIAL
“In a world where friendliness is not enough”
Portrait of Jenny
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART: “For 11 years now, I have seen her transformation and she is becoming the person who loves people as well. Jenny and I have been living out of our home country for almost 5 years now. We both enjoy meeting interesting people from around the world and building friendship with them.”

Jensen Moreno, Artist, Painter, Art Exhibit, Art Solo Exhibit, Art Show, Art Event, Art Exhibition, Painting Exhibition, Painting Exhibit, Filipina Artist, Global Pinay, Philippines, Thirty-31, International Painting Exhibition, Beijing, Taiwan, Cambodia

STRONG
“In a world where strength is not enough”
Portrait of Ellen, Michelle and Rowena
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART: “Ellen and I met casually at Blue Bridge office in Lidu managed by Mr. John O. Smith, her partner. Ellen manifests the strength of a young woman who is willing to put herself out there. She is busy preparing for her MA thesis proposal while also managing and writing for a contemporary art blog called opengroundblog.com. She is also currently working on a piece for LEAP Magazine and will be part of the Second Annual Global Exchange Program for Art Specialists in China, US and Europe.

Michelle, Rowena and I are colleagues at BIBA. We met in the beginning of the school year 2014-2015. They are great friends whom happen to have done extraordinary things for me and very selfless people whom I treasure very dearly.”

Jensen Moreno, Artist, Painter, Art Exhibit, Art Solo Exhibit, Art Show, Art Event, Art Exhibition, Painting Exhibition, Painting Exhibit, Filipina Artist, Global Pinay, Philippines, Thirty-31, International Painting Exhibition, Beijing, Taiwan, Cambodia

SEQUENCE
“In a world where connection is not enough”
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART:  “The continuous change brought by the amazing connections of life is nothing but brilliant.”

Jensen Moreno, Artist, Painter, Art Exhibit, Art Solo Exhibit, Art Show, Art Event, Art Exhibition, Painting Exhibition, Painting Exhibit, Filipina Artist, Global Pinay, Philippines, Thirty-31, International Painting Exhibition, Beijing, Taiwan, Cambodia

STAR
“In a world where light is not enough”
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART:  “The continuous change brought by the amazing connections of life is nothing but brilliant.”

Special thanks to: 

Beijing International Bilingual Academy, Blue Bridge International Education (Mr. John O. Smith), Easy Wok Restaurant, and family & friends of Jensen MorenImages provided by the artist.