Now here’s more reason to visit New Port Mall this long Independence Day weekend….
This Independence Day, Newport Mall celebrates the talent of Filipino artists as it hosts a contemporary art showcase from June 8 – 30, 2015, in partnership with Kulay-Diwa Gallery of Philippine Contemporary Art.
Some notable artists whose brilliant works are on display among many others are: Raimundo Folch, a Filipino-Spanish sculptor, winner of the prestigious Baumel-Schwenck Grand Prize at the Salon de Carousel in Paris in 2011; Ernest Concepcion, one of the recipients of the 2015 Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Awards; and Andres Barrioquinto, a surrealist painter whose darkly layered pieces have resided in notable art centers in Singapore Art Museum, and have successfully been auctioned at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.
They are also joined by Francisco Viri, a painter known for his “art of soloism”, his elegiac portrayal of a solitary figure behind opulent forms and colors that make for a poetic rendition of man’s solitude; Gao Rezaga, a self-taught artist whose subject matters are as diverse as global supremacy, war, urban decay, environmental degradation, tyranny and atrocity; Michael Vincent Manalo, a photographer and a digital mixed-media artist whose works are haunting images of dreamlike and pseudo-realistic landscapes;
Monnar Baldemor, a visual artist son of international painter Manuel D. Baldemor, who has earned a name in his own right with pieces evocative of Salvador Dali’s distorted surreal figures combined with the linear strokes of German artist Ernst Degasperi.
Other artists whose masterpieces are also on exhibit are MM Yu, Raymond Kawataki Go, Bembol Dela Cruz, Jecky Alano, Vincent Balandra, Henri Cainglet, Ferdinand Doctolero, Alexander Espanola, Caloy Gernale, Jose Ibay, Robert Langgeneger, Joseph Lofranco, Adrian Jay Manuel, Fernando Modesto, Israel Remo, Carlo Saavedra, Jerson Samson, Gromyko Semper, Wipoosana Supanakorn, Michelle Tan, France Tolentino, Franz Marion Vocalan, Christopher Zamora and many more in the upcoming weeks.
Freedom of Expression was officially launched last June 10, 2015 at the Ground Floor Hallway of Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. Around forty masterpieces from renowned & up-and-coming contemporary artists of the country today will be on showcase for this exhibit. All exhibited works are available for purchase on the duration of the showcase.
Part of the proceeds of the showcase will benefit Hospicio de San Jose, the first social welfare agency and foster care institution in the country that has been home to orphans, the abandoned and the elderly for over 200 years.
Freedom of Expression runs from June 8 to 30, 2015 at the Ground Floor Hallway of Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.
For more information on Freedom of Expression, please call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888 or 0917-8380111 or visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.