Arts, design, and culture guide: Make your way around Makati

Here are some art and design spaces near Makati Diamond Residences that are worth checking out.

6 Textile Wall Pieces from Artissima 2018

As per usual, the Artissima art fair held in Turin, Italy brought an interesting selection of local and international contemporary art. Across the vast space of the Oval, 189 galleries presented their artists in a variety of media – yet, what caught our attention was the frequency of the art involving textile, and one that could hang on the wall at the same time. It can be found within almost every sector of the fair, including Dialogues and Present Future, and it ranges from emerging names to the more established ones.

Two Southeast Asian Galleries at West Bund Art & Design 2018

ROH Projects and Silverlens return with solo presentations by I Nyoman Masriadi and Patricia Perez Eustaquio

'Equivalent/s' and 'Painting, Differently' at Silverlens

Two group exhibitions explore key questions in photography and painting

Silverlens Challenges Conventions in Two Thought-Provoking Exhibits

Painting, Differently examines the art of painting down to its very essence—the laying of pigment onto a surface—while Equivalent/s pursues the idea of abstraction within the objectively form-dominated discipline of photography.

Multimedia Artist Norberto Roldan Looks Back on Three Decades of Art

Artists, they say, often expose the truth that most of us would rather avoid. They use paintings to give various layers of meanings to an object, sketches to portray different perspectives, and sculptures to make people more aware of our reality. 

With ‘Locus Amoenus,’ Ryan Villamael Examines The Country's Postcolonial Identity

Intricate and layered, both in form and statement, Ryan Villamael’s Locus Amoenus (Latin for “pleasant place”) is a living installation that grows and adapts, surging from the ceiling and taking the shape of the space it occupies.

Ryan Villamael likens our country's complicated relationship with power to dream-like visions of nature

What kind of feeling do you get from seeing a vine creeping up a wall? Whether it’s a garden trellis or an abandoned house, the sight hits you with a sense of smallness — you’re beholding nature, thriving, consuming something artificial.

Willing oneself to work: Gary-Ross Pastrana’s Kawara-esque collage series – in conversation

A futuristic landscape built with geometric shapes; a close-up view of a wooden surface that’s got splinters and paint residues; planes of sliced glass, mirror particles and unpolished crystals – these are just some of the images one may see in Silverlens Galleries’ “Utopia Hasn’t Failed Me Yet”, an exhibition spotlighting Gary-Ross Pastrana‘s collage series, alongside other pieces from Pastrana’s oeuvre created from 2000 to the present.

LOOK: Pinoy artworks featured at Hong Kong's Art Basel fair

A large installation full of unnerving images meant to depict the fluidity of gender. A shocking painting of the devil about to behead a kneeling skeleton. And a characterful portrait photo of a marble worker from Romblon.