Rica Barba’s Cyborg Art

RICA BARBA’S CYBORGS & AESTHETICS

To get a better understanding of Maricar Reyes Barba’s (Pseudonym “Rica Barba”) cyborg art. It is necessary to know the general concepts. A cyborg is a single self regulating system. It includes two different domains. One is natural and the other is artificial – organic or mechanical binary objects. Cyborg only exists as this union of supposed opposites.

The use of prosthetic and other techno sciences is the primary focus. The idea of the cyborg extends down to the micro level of artificial life. In some important ways, one can define a human machine cyborg as a creature modified.

Art is harder to define than cyborg. The art creation process is a languishing practice. For it implies making meaning with materials — or better yet, making material meaning. Art differs from discursive language. In that, it does not send meaning through sets of codes. The transmission is through form and content that makes sense to the psyche. The meaning is  actualized. In time, space, body and matter. It is a sensual and aesthetic experience to the viewer.

One could argue that there are still codes involved. The codes of language discourse are formal in most respects. It is a narrative, logical, and experimental. The codes there are in art seem to be somewhere between explanations. After the fact, publicity, and wishful guessing of interpretations.

#RicaBarba’s #CyborgArt #Cyborgs #Biomechanical #3D #Cyber #Digital #Art #FantasyArt #Algorithm #Narrative #Fractal #Vector #Surreal #Androids #Robots #Alliens #Creatures #Steampunk #Futuristic www.jennysserendipity.com

Filipina Artist Rica Barba participated in Muntinlupa Group of Artist Art Group Show for Typhoon Yolanda at the Espeleta Mansion Level 1, Susana Heights, Muntinlupa City.

The striking thing about cyborgs and art is that the implications of their intersections. Cyborg art is art that interrogates. The intimate relationships between the human body and technology.

Rica Barba’s biomechanical and futuristic digital artworks and paintings are notable for its grace. Its proportion of the human and nonhuman creatures. Her androids, cyborgs, robots and fantasy aliens of homeostatic systems.

As cited by the artist: “They are my visions of ecstasy, enthrallment and transformation. Depicting worlds which often have the dreamlike qualities of nightmares or secret longings fulfilled. There’s a concern for the beauty of the naked human form. A beauty sometimes enhanced by my liquefied chrome. My translucent narrative fractal outer space background and skin. Creating three dimensional depth and light. My steampunk and biomechanical out of these world creatures was the realm of my senses. My art came to me as an expression of both exotic and erotic imagery.”

Rica’s works of art is instinctive. Her conscious aim is to create some sort of visual impact to the viewer. Ideas for her artworks will sometimes come to her when she is half asleep. Though some of them are full blooded products of her dreams and imagination.

“As for me, my private obsession coupled with raw talent of creativity. My determination to master the technicalities of the craft. Makes her a unique artist, Rica said.”

#RicaBarba’s #CyborgArt #Cyborgs #Biomechanical #3D #Cyber #Digital #Art #FantasyArt #Algorithm #Narrative #Fractal #Vector #Surreal #Androids #Robots #Alliens #Creatures #Steampunk #Futuristic www.jennysserendipity.com

Rica Barba’s Self-Portrait

A VISUAL ARTIST THAT THINKS THREE DIMENSIONAL

Rica uses 3D software in her renderings and think in three dimensions. It is the way this artist views the world – not in flat surfaces but in depth. 3D applications provide her polygon tools. This is where she manipulates simple shapes into one that are multifaceted. Using such techniques as extrusion. Pulling the shape out of its base points to create a 3D model. Her canvas is a direct representations of her reality. Her subjects are lit, shadowed, colored, textured and defined just as they are in the real world.

RICA’S CREATIVE INSPIRATION

Born December 1, 1976 in Estancia, Iloilo, Rica’s ambition had always been to be an artist. A graduate of BS Psychology in West Visayas State University in Iloilo City. A self taught visual artist, she did not receive any sort of artistic training. She said, her grandfather, Rev. Restituto Ortigas, was her greatest art influence. The one that provided her books with rich and vibrant colours which enhanced her art visions at an early age. Since then, she made paintings in oil and acrylic. Experimenting with other mediums. Later finding her niche doing three dimensional digital artworks.

#RicaBarba’s #CyborgArt #Cyborgs #Biomechanical #3D #Cyber #Digital #Art #FantasyArt #Algorithm #Narrative #Fractal #Vector #Surreal #Androids #Robots #Alliens #Creatures #Steampunk #Futuristic www.jennysserendipity.com

Rica Barba’s Self Portrait

ART JOURNEY & STRUGGLES

She began her art career when she moved from her hometown last 2009 to Muntinlupa City. Where she currently resides. Landed a job as Sales Coordinator. At Prime Sales Incorporated of Prime Group of Companies in Taguig City. She became involved in administrative dept and finance. Later promoted as the company president’s secretary. She worked and managed group exhibitions, multitasking her job and arts at the same time.

A freak accident happened last 2014. Where she had a severe patellar knee dislocation and a lumbar and spinal disc fracture. Which affected her mobility, thus forced her to resign from work. Difficult months followed where she can’t even stand up without help. She underwent operation and was on a cast for almost six months while seeking therapy. Her accident left her knee deformed and now walks with a cane.

The disability made a negative impact in her life. During her dark days, she struggled to relate her art to people close to her. It seemed like she was in a jungle in which psychiatrists were hunting for wolves and snakes. But she never gave up her art. She fought her biggest enemy, none other than herself.

“I made my art as my refuged. Wherein I definitely see my digital works and paintings as my means of communication. Social media became my channel of expression. I am a conceptual futurist, a term I used because it offers a hint of the scope of my abilities,” said Rica.

**A Selection of Rica Barba’s Cyborg Futuristic Art***

(Click the thumbnails below to enlarge the artwork, and then swipe or use the arrows to scroll)

Images supplied by the artist.

Aura Elite Magazine – Angelo Antonio Maristela: Doha Qatar Based Filipino Artist

My sixth contribution for Aura Elite Magazine (United Kingdom) — Issue No. 6  “Angelo Antonio Maristela: Doha Qatar Based Filipino-Artist”

Thank you Dee Sanchez, Chief Editor of Aura and maraming salamat rin kay Angelo.

Aura Elite Magazine, Aura Magazine United Kingdom, Angelo Antonio Maristela, Angelo Maristela, Magazine Feature, Art, Artist, Artworks, Artist Feature, Filipino Artist, OFW, OFW Artist, Multidimensional, International Filipino Artist, Abstract, Impressionism, Realism, Hyper-Realism, HyperRealism Portraiture, Portraits, Oil on Canvas, Oils, ArtPh, Philippines Arts, Philippines, Doha, Qatar

Aura Elite Magazine, Aura Magazine United Kingdom, Angelo Antonio Maristela, Angelo Maristela, Magazine Feature, Art, Artist, Artworks, Artist Feature, Filipino Artist, OFW, OFW Artist, Multidimensional, International Filipino Artist, Abstract, Impressionism, Realism, Hyper-Realism, HyperRealism Portraiture, Portraits, Oil on Canvas, Oils, ArtPh, Philippines Arts, Philippines, Doha, Qatar

********

Angelo Antonio Maristela is a multidimensional international Filipino artist who has secured himself a spot in the highly competitive world of arts. His works are recognised for excellence and he has won awards on several painting competitions which includes being one of the finalists in the Philip Morris Art Awards.

Angelo can bring a lifeless object to life. He is a gifted natural hyper-realist painter and has gainedmastery in the art of portrait making.  Angelo’s style can accommodate different requirements—from abstracts, impressionism to realism; marrying a vast range of hues and figures on his canvas for his corporate and commercial projects in the Philippines, USA and Qatar.

Based in Doha Qatar since 2009, his wonderful art works now hang in some of the most exclusive residential and commercial villas across the city and the Pearl, Qatar. His latest abstract series iscurrently being showcased at Bilal Pearl Suites, a 7-star residential haven at Pearl Qatar.  While some of his hyper-realism artworks are gracing the interiors of Sizzling Hotpot, a newly-opened Asian restaurant in the Holiday Villa Hotel.

His artworks have been gaining popularity in the country and overseas and have been featured for a number of times in popular Qatari magazines and Angelo has been interviewed on Qatar TV. He has showcased his works in international exhibitions including the Art Encounter in Las Vegas, Nevada, the largest gallery in the state to join their dynamic roster of artists. He has also been invited to an exhibit in the Philippine Center, New York back in 2006. In September, he has two exhibitions that will be happening simultaneously—one in Biennale 2015, Italy and in Katara– at the exclusive and only Cultural Village in Doha, Qatar.

This artist’s ultimate vision is to leave a lifetime legacy to preserve the culture and events through his timeless paintings for the next generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Related Article: Artist Angelo Antonio Maristela @ International Confederation of Art Critics

***A selection of  Angelo Antonio Maristela’s art masterpieces***
(pleas click image to enlarge)

All images used with permission.

KEVIN A SABINO’S Black and White Series *These ART are for sale

This is a second post for Kevin’s art work. – The Black and White Ink Series. (See KEVIN A SABINO’S OUTBURSTS here)

His art is heavily inspired by the color of his childhood days in Aklan Province, Western Visayas. His interest is all types of music, different cultures, and other artists; his work is mainly in ink, acrylics, and oils but would dabble in mixed media to create surreal worlds, where the only limit is his imagination. He can do murals too!

Kevin Sabino, Kevin A Sabino, Art, Artist, Painter, Filipino Artist, Filipino Painter, Abstract, Abstract Artist, Art for Sale, Selling Art, Acrylic, Water Color, Oils, Art Nerd, Draw, Illustrations, Paintings, For Sale, Color, Black & White, Modern, Modern Art, New Art, Aklan, Artist, Love Art, Gallery Art, Design Consultant, Design Direcor, Art Director

“Kevin Sabino – Art Work sold to a Client from New Zealand”

Kevin Sebino is an artist of PDC Illustrator and Art Director. He is also the Creative Director for Ralph Lauren Philippines.  WOW! His has clients are all over—local and overseas.  His local clients are as follows: Lux, Creamsilk, Palmolive, Magnolia, Philippine Airlines, Rexona, Axe, Ovaltine, Asia Brewery, Unilever, Jolibee and Globe Tattoo to name a few. He also designed “LOOK” and logo of Globe Tattoo. His recent project was an illustrator of a Children’s Book written by Kristen Maxwell call “What If.”

For bookings, you can call him at his landline 6612427 or his cell 917-473-2703.  You can also email him at vnobiza@yahoo.com.

And, don’t forget to mention my name, Jennifer Bichara (My Email: jennifer.bichara@gmail.com) of www.jennysserendipity.com (I get a little commission on all art sales…)

More about his work history here:

Visualizer J Walther Thompson

Art Director BasicFoote Cone and Belding

Executive Art Director Amiratti Puris Lintas

Design Director Agenda Magazine

Creative Director Sarisari Fashion magazine

Art Director Private Joyce Magazine

Creative Director/Owner Red Planet designs

Consultant Benetton, Giftgate, and Swatch

Associate Creative Director Jimenez Basic

Head of Art Harrison Communications

Head of Art McCann World Group

Design Consultant Ralph Lauren, Sperry Topsider, Keds, Pony, No fear, and Skechers.

CLIENTS

Lux, Creamsilk, Palmolive, Magnolia, Philippine Airlines, Rexona, Axe, Ovaltine, Asia Brewery, Unilever, Jolibee, Hu man Fashions, Bench, Sarisari, Cebu Pacific, Nissan, San Miguel Corp. Unilab, Red Ribbon, Levis, Coke, Globe, Globe Tattoo, Ralph Lauren Sperry Topsider, Keds, Pony.FainNays and Bluewaters, and Pats Creek Bar.

AWARDS

*London Festivals Gold

*Newyork Radio and TV Festivals Gold

*Hollywood Radio and Television Society Certificate of Recognition

*Asian Awards Finalist

*Creative Guild Awards

*Araw Awards

*Designed The Levis Building Warp in Edsa

*Guinnes Book of World Records

*Designed Logos for Rama at Sita

*The Movie Rizal, Alamat, Creative Guild logo

*GMA giant reach logo, Unitel

*Designed the ”LOOK” and logo of Globe Tattoo

All images are courtesy of Kevin A Sabino unless otherwise noted.

 

KEVIN A SABINO’S OUTBURSTS *These are for sale…..

Last July, I took a trip down Manila for work and met some incredible talented Filipinos (Go check Pinay.com team gathers in Manila). And in that trip, I met a very talented artist with impeccable work of art. I promised to blog about his work and am sorry it took me 3 months to keep my promise so here it is, Kevin.

Kevin Sebino is an artist of PDC Illustrator and Art Director. He is also the Creative Director for Ralph Lauren Philippines.  WOW! His has clients are all over—local and overseas.  His local clients are as follows: Lux, Creamsilk, Palmolive, Magnolia, Philippine Airlines, Rexona, Axe, Ovaltine, Asia Brewery, Unilever, Jolibee and Globe Tattoo to name a few. He also designed “LOOK” and logo of Globe Tattoo. His recent project was an illustrator of a Children’s Book written by Kristen Maxwell call “What If.”

For bookings, you can call him at his landline 6612427 or his cell 917-473-2703.  You can also email him at vnobiza@yahoo.com.  And, don’t forget to mention my name, Jennifer Bichara of www.jennysserendipity.com..(I get a little commission on all art sales…;)

Thanks, Go enjoy his ART!

Kevin Sabino, Kevin A Sabino, Art, Artist, Painter, Filipino Artist, Filipino Painter, Abstract, Abstract Artist, Art for Sale, Selling Art, Acrylic, Water Color, Oils, Art Nerd, Draw, Illustrations, Paintings, For Sale, Color, Black & White, Modern, Modern Art, New Art, Aklan, Artist, Love Art, Gallery Art, Design Consultant, Design Direcor, Art Director

Source: Kevin Sabino (via Facebook)

KEVIN A SABINO’S OUTBURSTS

*These are for sale…..

More about his work history here:

Visualizer J Walther Thompson

Art Director BasicFoote Cone and Belding

Executive Art Director Amiratti Puris Lintas

Design Director Agenda Magazine

Creative Director Sarisari Fashion magazine

Art Director Private Joyce Magazine

Creative Director/Owner Red Planet designs

Consultant Benetton, Giftgate, and Swatch

Associate Creative Director Jimenez Basic

Head of Art Harrison Communications

Head of Art McCann World Group

Design Consultant Ralph Lauren, Sperry Topsider, Keds, Pony, No fear, and Skechers.

CLIENTS

Lux, Creamsilk, Palmolive, Magnolia, Philippine Airlines, Rexona, Axe, Ovaltine, Asia Brewery, Unilever, Jolibee, Hu man Fashions, Bench, Sarisari, Cebu Pacific, Nissan, San Miguel Corp. Unilab, Red Ribbon, Levis, Coke, Globe, Globe Tattoo, Ralph Lauren Sperry Topsider, Keds, Pony.FainNays and Bluewaters, and Pats Creek Bar.

AWARDS

*London Festivals Gold

*Newyork Radio and TV Festivals Gold

*Hollywood Radio and Television Society Certificate of Recognition

*Asian Awards Finalist

*Creative Guild Awards

*Araw Awards

*Designed The Levis Building Warp in Edsa

*Guinnes Book of World Records

*Designed Logos for Rama at Sita

*The Movie Rizal, Alamat, Creative Guild logo

*GMA giant reach logo, Unitel

*Designed the ”LOOK” and logo of Globe Tattoo

All images are courtesy of Kevin A Sabino unless otherwise noted.

Jenny will paint again!

 

I am deciding what to paint. I always wanted to own a painting of Gustav Klimt but the price is beyond my reach. So I figured, why not paint like his style of painting. I used to only work on monochrome blue, large scale classical works such as Michael Angelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin….But now, I want something different and brighter since my walls in my home is barren; I might as well paint it up with my work. It’s been a long time since I painted so I am a bit scared but the same time excited.

I am ready to paint!