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Wow, how authentic..Amazing!


interactive, inflatable sculpture, hombre suspendido, hanging man, plastic bag sculptureinteractive, inflatable sculpture, plastic bag installation, Art from Spain, Mustang GalleryCool installation, inflatable sculpture, Olga Diego, collabcubedinteractive, inflatable sculpture, plastic bag installation, Art from Spain, Mustang GalleryWe certainly have posted our fair share of inflatable sculptures and installations, but somehow each one has its own personality and style. This exhibit, Aire(Air), a few months back at the Mustang Art Gallery, is an installation by Spanish artistOlga Diego. Working with plastic, both translucent and transparent, and plastic bags, along with electronic circuits that inflated and deflated each structure, Diego filled the gallery with six separate inflatable works that interact with each other and with those who viewed the show in its space. Some of the pieces allude to well-known images such as Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even, and the hanging man to Christ. Some of her shapes are organic in form and complement the more figurative ones nicely.

The two bottom photos are from a previous exhibit by Olga Diego at Plataforma Petracos, Hábitos de…

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Seo Young Deok’s bicycle chains

Nothing but stunning work!

Roberta Cucchiaro


Seo Young Deok

I just found out today about Korean artist Seo Young Deok because he was featured in The Telegraph’s Picture of the Day. His sculptures attracted my attention not only for their peculiar beauty, but also because of the unusual way they are made and the extremely bizarre material used: bicycle chains!

Seo Young Deok’s focus is on the human body and its formation. He is very young as he just graduated from the department of Environmental Sculpture, University of Seoul, in 2010. Particularly on the spot light has been his solo exhibition ‘Dystopia’ which took place at the INSA/Arko Art Centre in Seoul in October 2011 and showed his incredible nude sculptures, some lying on the ground, some hung on the walls, all made by using welded metal chains in order to model them linking them piece-by-piece. The fast-paced cities of the East Asian countries…

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Churchill and El Glaoui

‘Les Trois Calèches’, 1969-70, by Hassan El Glaoui 

The great Winston Churchill met Hassan El Glaoui, who was the son of Hadj Thami El Glaoui (Pasha of Marakesh), during one of his 1943 trip in Marrakesh. He saw the young Hassan’s work in his dad’s office and encouraged his father to let him pursue art.  Originally, his dad wanted him to be an architect but he allowed him to be a painter instead. Thanks to Winston Churchill’s keen eye, the direction of the young artist future changed. Back then, it was uncalled for a Berber tribesman to engage in such activities. Hassan El Glaoui became a world renowned artist of Contemporary North African Art.

I love the softness of his art – the soft pastel colors that blend with the dessert scenery. If only I can bring myself to London right now, to see 24 paintings, nine by Churchill whose work has never been seen alongside another artist’s work.

Great Art! Great history!

Genie in the bottle, please fly me over to Leighton House Museum before March 31 2012.


Cavalcade, 1924 by Hassan El Glaoui 

Love Letters Artwork by Nymph Jayeen

Very cute!!!!!

KATIWALA 24/7 by Plet Bolipata

KATIWALA 24/7 by Plet Bolipata
48×24 inches, oil on canvas (2010)

The painting depicts the struggles of Filipino Overseas Workers (OFWs), leaving their family and friends behind to seek greener pasture abroad. Per Plet Bolipata, the life they give up to serve others here and abroad is a life of self-sacrifice. The separation from their own families to co-exist with total strangers for economic reasons is a heartbreaking situation that is truly honorable and admirable. Very symbolic.

One of my favorite tents I visited yesterday @ Art in The Park.  They gave me the website to check their showcase and truly enjoyed it. Please check them out as I cannot get enough of their works:


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Scenes of Historic Manila 1852-1909 by Felipe V Adriano Jr

A little remembrance from last nights event at Art in the Park is a purchase of 6 sets of laminated placemats depicting scenes of  Historic Manila from 1852 to 1909 by Felipe V Adriano Jr.

There so nice to be used as table mats, I would rather have them framed on the wall for people to see.

  • The Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, Intramuros 1852
  • Puente Colgante, Quapo at Casco sa Pasig, 1860
  • Plaza Cervantes, 1894
  • Sunday in Quiapo, 1904
  • Sun Agustin Church and Intramuros Houses, 1900
  • San Sebastian Church and Tranvia, 1909

 Go visit the Silahis Center in Intramuros!

744 Calle Real Del Palacio Intramuros 1002, Manila

Or, check out the website


There main showroom is The Silahis Center located in Intramuros, Manila. In a museum atmosphere with four departments, traditional artifacts and cultural crafts are synthesized with contemporary crafts and accessories expressing eclectic Philippine lifestyle.

Art in the Park 2012

I am glad I came to the festival, I got to see 40 exhibitors, showcasing a treasure trove of art works from paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, prints and photographs from students, emerging and well known Filipino artist. Participants of Art in The Park have broadened over the past years thanks to members of the Museum Foundation on the foundation’s heritage tours of the country. It is the museum’s way of showcasing works of artist all over the country. Accompanied by an evening musical performance-a perfect way to cap off a night spent wandering around a park looking at art and of course, with my wine and camera with me. 

By the way,

I would like to specially thank the artists from FEATI University School of Design. The students were very helpful and creative on fixing my thong slippers. LOL!. Well, I tripped on the light stand while checking on the students art. I will never forget them. 😉

So sweet…………

Here are some of the following artworks:

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Urban Sketchers Manila

This is one of the first booth I visited at Art in the Park 2012 Festival. Wow, this is so cool! I got excited when I found this group.

They meet once a month (usually the 3rd Saturday) at a chosen location around Manila to sketch. All you need is a sketch book, art pen or a set of paints whatever media you prefer. Voila! Plus, no sign up fee. Its free! And after the sketch session, you get to go check out other places to eat and discuss their creation.

Urban Sketchers is a network of artist all over the world. They draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what they see from direct observation at a given place and time. They use any kind of media and cherish their individuality. They also share their drawings online and show the world one drawing at a time. It’s a meet up group for sketchers and all ages alike including children.

 Go check them out!


Go check them out if your in any part of the world!


“The Cotton Pickers” – Winslow Homer 1876

“The Cotton Pickers” – Winslow Homer. Oil on canvas. 1876. 24 1/16 x 38 1/8 inches. LACMA permanent collection.

In 1876, Winslow Homer was one of the few artists who pictured African-Americans with sympathy and respect. The Cotton Pickers, from 1876, shows two young women returning home from a day’s work in the fields. These two women stand tall and proud, despite their tiring labor.

Picking cotton was an exhausting and sometimes painful job. The cotton seems soft. But the fluffy boll hides the prickly seedpod underneath. Notice how it catches at the woman’s apron. This kind of realism, based on accurate observation, is a hallmark of Homer’s art.

Here, his realism serves a deeper, more symbolic function. Ten years after the Civil War’s end, not much had changed in the lives of former slaves. Look into the face of the woman on the right. She looks off into the distance as if toward a better future–one that’s still far away.

Homer’s friend and fellow painter Hopkinson Smith found in this painting what he called “the whole story of Southern Slavery.” ©LACMA

“One of my favorite painting in LACMA. What a beautiful work..The lighting and the subject of the painting completely complements each other.  I enjoy paintings that depicts history. I had a small replica of this painting from LACMA but I gave it to my dearest employee who absolutely loved the painting @ my office.”