(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

Dr. Elden Lumaniog: The Colors of His Life

Every artist painting style, color palette, intensity of strokes and expression echoes their inner consensus, cultural way of thinking and individuality of expression. Color has a subtle effect on us even though we may not be aware of it. Every day we are faced with our emotions, moods, mental insights and even physical perceptions are of course shaped by the colors that surround us. As all artists, they use color very deliberately to make you feel a certain way—to stimulate your mood or to create a message or give a sharp response in the viewer.  The colors we surround ourselves with directly influence the way we feel and relax.

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 as presented in his “Tribal Women art series.”

As for the “Tres Maria’s metaphoric series connotes about the human figure at play putting the anatomical knowledge of the artist’s own scaffolding & understanding of dimensional forms using primary colors. His silent desire is to put all these inspirations in canvas proudly depicting womanhood as an exponent of power, beauty and grace.

Apart from a specialty of Infectious Diseases including Men’s Health in Genito-Urinary Medicine, Dr. Lumaniog is also active in the visual arts scene.  He has participated in art group exhibitions and also received arts training and memberships at Philippines Women University, School of Fine Arts, Bankok Arts and Cultural Center and Malaysian Contemporary Art Show.

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“Palay Maiden 1940” His first Amorsolo painting in oil 3×4 ft exhibited in 2012 at Amorsolo Gallery in Makati

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“Ballerina in Repose” 16 x 23 Oil pastel on canson paper

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TRIBAL WOMEN of the PHILIPPINES Art Series 2014 “AGTA” Mother & Child of Mt. Iriga. Medium: Chalk pastel blended with 70% isopropyl alcohol – oil pastel then finally brushed with acrylic after resting 2-3 days. *In private collection of Mr & Mrs Lito Batuto of Bulacan.

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“Negrita of the Mountain” (Benguet Province) Harvest painting-mixed media acrylic/oil pastel on canvas board 3×4ft

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“The family that prays together, stays together” 3x4ft, oil on canvas Artist Statement: “Hanged in my hometown residence in Bicol, made for my family in honor of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus where we celebrate the feast and enthronement renewal every 3rd of June. Rev Fr. Jun Besenio blessed the painting image in 2012.”

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FOLK ART PAINTING “Tivoli Lady with Ukelele” (South Cotabato ) 30 x 40 “, acrylic/ oil pastel on handmade paper Artist Statement: “Advocates discovery, study, documentation & preservation of our rich cultural heritage, thus these tribal women art is presented.”

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“Tres Marias Series 2015” Artist Statement: “A mellow-dramatic play on skin tone, anatomically grossed but pushing visually energetic “Tres Marias” caught in poses over familiar and contemporary dimension.”

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“Tres Marias Series 2015” Artist Statement: “Post rough sketch/study. The jar shapes “I think” added an elegant accent serving as time capsule to the art trend era be it contemporary or modernism. Still on my “Tres Marias mesomorphic series”, coming up for my 3rd solo exhibit come November.”

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“Tres Marias Series 2015” Artist Statement: “Since classical times artists have used system of proportion known as the “Golden Mean” (fine arts history) and comes modern times, the human figure is at “play” putting the anatomical knowledge of the artist’s own scaffolding & understanding of dimensional forms. My “Tres Marias” Series is packed into sophisticated human proportion. Folks & friends, my post sketched painted in primary colours.”

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“E X U V I A E”

Beyond the waves and the wind,
full moon rising in tranquil
gentleness of heavens brood oe’r the sea.
Spiral way nature moves, bruised not gentle at times.
Live in harmony, undress worries in dim.
Outstretch arm; listen to the music of the sea; perfect that no one could sing.
Grab life so free for there is always
An island in the sea.

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Dr. Elden Lumaniog – Flower Series

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Dr. Elden Lumaniog – Flower Series

Dr. Elden Lumaniog –Flower Series

Dr. Elden Lumaniog – Flower Series

Images used with permission.