EbaRotiKa – Kasibulan Group Art Exhibit (Oct 15-Nov 23)

Sining Kamalig Art Gallery is pleased to present Kasibulan group art exhibit titled “Ebarotika!” The exhibition is on view from 15 October through November 23, 2016.

The Exhibit follows the story of Eve, who dared to venture into the forbidden. The exhibit envisions a society. That view sexuality as normal and healthy and treats feminity as a valuable resource. Not as an object of fear, horror, and anxiety.

The gallery is located at the Upper Ground Floor, Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

Gallery hours are from Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-9:00 PM.

For additional information, contact Sining Kamalig art@worldexperience.ph, (02) 912-3771 or Kasibulan wekasibulan@gmail.com, 09177527095, and 09330634698.

EbaRotiKa – Kasibulan Group Art Exhibit (Oct 15-Nov 23)

Poster designed by Rebie Picazo Ramoso.

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

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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

Filipinas all over gather for love of art at the 1st SBMA ‘Bagong Pinay’ Arts Summit

Menchu VB Arandilla, President of United Women Artists Association of the Philippines (UWAAP), an association of empowered Filipina artists in the Philippines and abroad in cooperation with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SMBA), mounted an art and photo exhibit last – Nov. 9-16 at Harbor Point, Subic Bay Freeport Zone and Nov.26-27 at Subic Bay Exhibition & Convention Center at Efficiency Road Subic Bay Gateway Park, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

“This is a historic event for SBMA in the sense that this is the first gathering to tackle gender and development,” remarked SBMA Chairman and Administrator Roberto Garcia as he welcomed participants. 

“I am sure that from the line-up of speakers you have prepared, you will learn so much on how we can further promote the concept of ‘Ang Bagong Pinay’ and address the issues that confront women in the workplace today,” Garcia added. 

The event was organized by the SBMA thru its Gender and Development Focal Point System and as part of the SBMA’s week-long celebration of its 22nd founding anniversary.

The first SBMA Women’s Summit for art with the theme, “Ang Bagong Pinay,” held interactive or live art and on the spot sketching and art demonstration activities. The gathering sought to promote the welfare and development of womenfolk and update them on the latest socio-economic and political issues that have significant bearing on them.

UWAAP's turn over of their artwork to SBMA's Project Development Office during the 1st SBMA's Women's Summit,Nov (2)

UWAAP's turn over of their artwork to SBMA's Project Development Office during the 1st SBMA's Women's Summit,Nov (3)

UWAAP at Subic Bay Freeport Zone - SBMA, Olongapo City.

United Women Artists Association of the Phils.(UWAAP) @ 1st SBMA Women’s Summit Art Exhibit and “4 x 8 ” feet Interaction Painting Nov.26-27,2014

UWAAP’s VISION and MISSION aims to do the same as the 1st SBMA ‘Bagong Pinay’ Arts Summit:

1.) To highlight the importance of women artists’ role through a remarkable contribution in the social, economic, political, and cultural realm of the Filipino society.

2.) To advance, foster and promote the interests of those who work in the fine arts including the painters, sculptress, graphic artists, photographers and other women artists working in the various fields of art.

3.) To provide an opportunity for every member in establishing herself as an artist thus ensuring her economic viability.

4.) To encourage solidarity among the women artists where mutual talents are polished and shared through various art programs and endeavors.

5.) To provide a strong support system which cultivates dignity and self-esteem and develops fellowship that is built on trust, love and respect.

6.) To link up and enter into agreement for the common good and in consensus with each member of the association, with other individuals, groups or organizations whose cooperation shall be deemed helpful, here and abroad.

United Women Artists Association of the Phils.(UWAAP)

Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo was guest of honor in the assembly and imparted her ideas on “Women and their Careers on being a Wife, Mother and Leader.”

Other speakers who fired up the summit with timely discussions were: Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation Inc. Director for External Affairs Varinia Tinga spoke on “Women in the Corporate World”; Subic Bay Colleges Inc. Vice President for Academic Affair Marilou Nicart tackled “Telecommuting for Women”; Sandiganbayan Third Division Executive Clerk of Court Dennis Pulma spoke on “Violence Against Women,” as well as RA 10398, an act declaring November 25 as National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children; and SM elevator girl and YouTube sensation Cheridel Alejandrino urged womenfolk to “Be The Best That You Can Be.” Also, FQ Mom Rose Fausto talked about “Financial Liberation for Women”; and Philippine Commission on Women Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa lectured on “Magna Carta of Women.”

Those who trooped to the Women’s Summit were employees of the SBMA, workers of Subic Bay Freeport companies, employees of the Authority of Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB), and residents and students from Olongapo City and parts of Zambales.

UWAAP is a group of women artists from the Philippines having ethical manners, high self-esteem, strong yet feminine qualities, exuding class, self-respect and dignity. They have high regard for inner happiness, trustworthiness and we are also domestic goddesses on our own right. Truly Women of Substance, the United Women Artists Association of the Philippines is dedicated towards honoring the Filipino women artists who are making and will be making remarkable contributions and relevance to our society, but not limited to the local and international art scene. Get to know them one by one through their dedicated page.

UWAAP with active members

Other activities during the celebration of the SBMA anniversary were a jobs fair at the Harbor Point mall, where 10,386 job positions were opened to applicants; the annual recognition of the Ten Most Outstanding Freeport Workers who epitomize the best of what the Subic Bay Freeport has to offer in terms of workers’ performance; and the Milestone Service Awards that recognized around 200 SBMA employees who have been serving the agency for 15 and 20 years. 

For opportunities and news info about women empowerment in the arts, you get in touch with United WAAP’s Founder/President Menchu V.B. Arandilla or any of the following UWAAP Officers 2014-2016: Vice-President- Lydia Velasco, Secretary Ronna Manansala, Treasurer-Marivel Mari-Galang, Auditor Dr.Annabel Cadiz; Board of Directors and members: Zen AP Chan, Yolanda De Castro Cabuco, Raquel Arboleda-Jacob, Jing Banawan, Liz Tarnate, Minerva Dacanay, Luzviminda Horlador-Santillan, Millet Galeos Sacerdoti and Raech Dacanay.

Menchu VB Arandilla who I featured here earlier was a participant at the event.  Exhibits co-sponsored by UWAAP are still ongoing this December.

All images are courtesy of United Women Artists Association of the Philippines.

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