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  • Wonder Wander - 1 Womyn Show

    Mental Compass Jt Gonzales Sigwada Knicolai is not afraid to admit it.  She has a bipolar disorder.  But this challenge that life has thrown her way, if it is to be deemed that, doesn’t faze this plucky pop-surrealist. Meet Sigwada, a.k.a. Ana.  A graduate of the Fine Arts program of the University of the Philippines – Cebu, the adopted Cebuana has tried her hand at various fields, including teaching for nine years at an exclusive private boy’s high school in Manila. But art called, and so she picked up some brushes.  But, yeah, Sigwada is bipolar. She feels moods.  A whirlwind of emotions. Torrents.  Some, even, that threaten to overcome.  Ana’s disorder is a constant – it never allows her to ignore its presence, a cocktail of chemicals that trigger inexplicable and often unwanted reactions.  But Ana is not to be denied her art, and so she pierces through, and then channels, all those potentially paralyzing phenomena coursing through her into delightfully whimsical characters that gambol within her colorful canvasses. What springs forth is a veritable zoo of creatures.  Woebegone whales (perhaps, a tiny bit depressed.).  Bouncing bunnies. (Hyper, much?) Spaced out astro-cats.  Ana creates characters that clearly serve as extensions of herself, reflecting not just personal experiences and interpretations, but also representations of fluctuating emotional states. Ana’s bipolarity gives her a unique perspective, as well as imbues her with a sense of mission: she aims to bring a spotlight to mental health, despite the stigma, and despite the challenges, so that she can inspire others caught in the same spinning, dizzying whirl. While she occasionally delves into social commentary and gender issues within her canvasses, Ana’s art tries to maintain its focus on mental health. For Ana, life isn’t just accepting what fate deals her – it’s about grabbing it, and transforming it into something more positive and impactful.  At the same time, as she advocates for mental health awareness, she has also spearheaded fund-raising shows for various causes, including breast cancer.  All these, while participating in various exhibits to flex her craft and sound her message.  A featured artist at the 2023 Modern and Contemporary Art Festival, Ana’s works have been seen in Greyspace, Qube, Kaida Contemporary, Art in the Park, and the Pinto Art Museum. And so, we come to Wonder Wander, Ana’s pocket solo exhibit at gallery. sort of. Slated to open on May 19, Wonder Wander showcases Knicolai’s cast of characters within the universe of Lewis Carroll, allowing them to experience giddy adventures while enveloped by an unstable and potentially menacing environment.  (Sounds familiar?)  Indeed, Ana’s magicked characters wander around, drinking potions and swimming in tears, and whilst they are in Wonderland, we, the audience, are over the moon. Such a delightful treat to behold. While acrylic serves as Ana’s preferred primary medium, for this solo exhibition, she has carefully assembled a dainty collection of watercolors, this choice of medium emphasizing the delicacy and fragility of life, precious as it is. Isn’t that, then, a wonder worth wandering into? Wonder Wander will open its doors at 4pm on May 19, 2024. gallery. sort of. is located at 37 Camaro St. Fairview Quezon City.

  • FACETS: IRVIN RIVERA

    Irvin Rivera’s journey in the photography world is not just a success story but a testament to the fusion of inspiration, culture, strategy, and sheer determination. From his roots in the Philippines to becoming an award-winning photographer and creative director in Los Angeles, Rivera's path has been shaped by pivotal moments that reflect his unwavering commitment to evolving as an artist and entrepreneur. Irvin, your journey in the photography world is quite remarkable. From your roots in the Philippines to becoming an award-winning photographer and creative director in Los Angeles, what pivotal moments or experiences shaped your career path? Thank you for this wonderful question. I think the constant failures behind the scenes, experiencing the lowest of lows (at least from my perspective), and achieving some high points, helped shape my overall career path. I learned a lot about photography, business, marketing, and being a better person through all the experiences that happened to me throughout the years. But a memorable pivotal moment in my life is when I decided to quit my 9-5 day job to pursue photography full time. I think the excitement, with the fear of the unknown really pushed me to adapt and find creative ways to not just survive but also thrive. As a native of the Philippines, how has your cultural background influenced your work, if at all? Are there any specific aspects of Filipino culture that you find yourself drawn to or that inspire your creative vision? I think the ingrained hardworking Filipino work ethic as well as the overall concept of community-building (“Bayanihan” in Filipino) influence most of my work in general. From pre-production to post-production, I always ensure that I give it my one hundred percent- that there is no small client or project at all. I am also always aware of how I nurture the relationships I build through my projects as I build communities around me. Visually speaking, I feel like the colorful festivals from my childhood in the Philippines have always been a lingering influence throughout my work. Your work is often described as a fusion of various artistic influences, from fashion to film to music. How do you navigate these diverse inspirations to create a cohesive visual style? Can you share some insights into your creative process? I’m like an insatiable sponge that absorbs different aspects of art whenever I sense it. It’s wild how the various influences fluidly inform one another- a scent from an outdoor walk while listening to music may trigger buried memories that will lead to an idea that can be later related to images I curated on my moodboard. For me, there is no specific formula or way to the creative process. You just do it. You just create. But an essential aspect of creation for me is to feel something deep down in the depths of my being- I have to feel it, I have to believe in it and I have to know it subconsciously in order to create it. As the founder and Editor-in-Chief of A BOOK OF Magazine, you're not only behind the camera but also shaping the narrative through editorial direction. How does your role as a magazine editor influence your approach to photography and storytelling? Taking a role behind the camera taught me a lot in terms of the bigger, overall production and storytelling process. You don’t just think of the photos itself, but the intention behind the visuals, how will they fit in the medium that they will be presented on? How can they make a lasting impression to your audience? How do you communicate the story effectively? It’s intricate, there’s a lot of constant moving parts that you have to balance and that’s one challenge that I love about what I do because it keeps me on my toes. I have to adapt and continuously learn a lot through the process. It makes me more mindful and intentional about everything I do, especially in photography. Your portfolio showcases a keen eye for capturing contrasts, both visually and narratively. Could you elaborate on how you use contrasts, such as light and dark or pedestrian and famous, to convey meaning in your work? It’s hard to find meaning if you don’t have any contrast at all. You need shadows to appreciate the light as much as you need colors to appreciate the lack of it. Whenever I can, I love to mix elements that seemingly do not belong with each other. It’s fun, it makes the image more dynamic and it will surprise you how a lot of things that seem off together can actually create something fresh and visually interesting. One aspect that sets you apart is your reputation as a strategist and problem-solver in addition to being an image-maker. How do you integrate these analytical skills into your creative process, and how does it impact the final outcome of your projects? When you run your craft as a business, you have to be a problem-solver by default. You become mindful of this and this becomes second nature with you that with whatever project you do, you put pieces of the puzzle together, you determine which paint points you need to address, you map out the production, you envision the potential outcomes, and you figure out ways to make the project successful at the same time. Again, this is a big balancing act, a series of techniques and skills you develop by years of experiences in the field. Your love for fashion, films, music, and art is evident in your work. Are there any specific pieces or artists that have had a significant impact on your creative journey? How do you weave these influences into your photography? A lot! I admire a lot of things. In film, I love Wong Kar Wai and Christopher Doyle’s visuals in their films (2046, In the Mood for Love, Chungking Express, etc). For Fashion photography, Paolo Roversi’s dreamy works tickles me all the time, and also Tim Walker’s extravagant over the top sets and fashion. In the beginning of the early portfolio building stages of my career, I would emulate elements from my influences- the lights, the colors, the styles, etc. It was fun for me and I think keeping that fun element in everything that you do helps you find your own voice as you blend all your artistic influences together. Let's talk about your approach to collaboration. How do you select the right team to bring your creative vision to life, and what qualities do you look for in your collaborators? People remember you based on how you make them feel- I always tell this to my collaborators. Be a decent human being, know how to read the room, know your place and don’t be a pain in anybody’s ass and you will be fine. For me, a great collaborator is someone who is open, collaborative, excited and can match mine and the team’s energy. With storytelling at the core of your work, how do you ensure that the narrative shines through in your photographs? Are there specific techniques or strategies you employ to convey a particular message or emotion? I just don’t overthink it and believe that my audience is smart enough to provide their own interpretations to the photos if they need to. If, for example, it’s a fashion editorial with a specific theme or narrative, I try to stick to that theme. If it’s a commercial shoot, I collaborate with the creative director or the client to ensure that we are all aligned in our visions. But overall, once all the planning and strategizing is done, you have to let go, and just chill and not overthink the process. That’s usually when the magic happens. Your career has undoubtedly been filled with highs and lows. Can you share a particularly challenging project or moment that ultimately led to growth or a shift in perspective? As an independent business owner, I feel like one thing that is often not spoken about as much is the unpredictability and instability of it all. There are good days when you are abundant and there are days with dry spells. And there’s a lot of these contrasting moments that will push you and definitely change your perspective in how you approach life and business in general. These moments teach you to create healthy boundaries for yourself, being more intentional and selective in how you spend your energy, and just being more mindful of how you create art, relationships and communities. Looking ahead, what excites you the most about the future of photography and storytelling? Are there any emerging trends or technologies that you're eager to explore in your work? Everytime a new technological advancement in image-making emerges, I genuinely get excited. I always remember back when I first got interested in photography in college where I had to borrow my classmate’s 3.2 megapixel camera and edit photos using Adobe Photoshop at a rental computer in an internet cafe. I can’t afford a DSLR, but Photoshop allowed me to be creative, and I found ways to make my photos look somewhat decent back then. Obviously, things have advanced way better since then and I’m just excited with all the ways and possibilities presented on how a lot of people can create images and art. AI and other technological advancements help democratize the creation of art, making it more accessible to more people and in a lot of ways, although nuanced, makes it exciting. Finally, what advice would you give to aspiring photographers and creatives who are looking to carve out their own path in the industry? If you decide and fully commit to being a full-time photographer or creative, you have to remember that it’s a whole expedition- equip yourself with grit and the knowledge, the tools, and social skills, the business skills, and everything in between that you think you will need. Then get ready and be open to embrace the unknown and push through your destination. Imagine you’re a car, or someone holding a flashlight, traveling on a pitch-black road. There is no way for you to see the rest of the path. You only see wherever your light hits its limit. So if the unknown is way more vast than you can imagine at the moment, keep pushing, keep moving, and eventually you’ll reach your destination. WEBSITE: https://www.irvinrivera.com

  • FACETS: BRYAN

    In the pulsating world of fashion, where every stitch and silhouette narrates a unique tale, we often find ourselves captivated by the enigmatic figures who orchestrate these sartorial symphonies. Among them stands Bryan, a rising luminary whose journey from the confines of conservatism to the forefront of style is as compelling as the ensembles he crafts. In an exclusive tête-à-tête, Bryan unveils the layers of his creative odyssey, offering insights into his personal style, professional ethos, and aspirations that fuel his meteoric rise. Can you share with us a bit about your background and what drew you to the world of fashion styling? When I was younger, I grew up in a very conservative and strict environment (which should explain my introvert side). What I see around me and who I get to interact with was all I believed to be the norm. But early on, I knew that I was never attached to the traditions of my family, and so I would join drawing contests and try different things like music and dance activities to counteract my quiet character. I also wasn’t a person of words back then so I’d dress up myself for attention, and I’d use it to start a conversation. All those years, I’ve always known what I wanted to do career-wise, but I just couldn’t tell you what it was called. When I finally stepped into college and started my journey as a creative, I’ve been posting OOTDs on social media and even doing blog posts about it. This is when I got even more obsessed and inspired with fashion and that’s also how I met some of my first industry friends and got introduced to the world of styling. Since then, it was a no-brainer for me that all I had to do was build my portfolio, get to know who’s who, and expand my connections(which I’m still doing). I’d like to say that I’ve always been manifesting this idea in my head for so long that when I finally got a shot to start my dream career, I couldn’t believe it. I am very (and still am) fortunate that I get to call this a job. You're often praised for your impeccable style. How would you describe your personal style, and how does it influence your work as a fashion stylist? This has always been a very tricky question because as a stylist, one must be very open to different ideas and interpretations of fashion. But if I would classify my style into a category, I’d like to say that I put the "ASS" in Class (I tried LOL). My style is always polished with a touch of sexy. Both for me and my clients, I love creating looks that will exude a new found confidence (and maybe an alter-ego). What are some of the key principles you adhere to when creating a look or styling a client? One of the main principles that I’ve learned and lived by to this day is to ensure that all pieces in my archive should stand the test of time. What I mean by this is, I make sure it’s made with quality and sourced ethically. I also want to be able to use these pieces in multiple ways and be able to style them differently each time to justify the purchase. In such a fast-paced industry, how do you stay updated with the latest trends while still maintaining your unique perspective? I believe the beauty in fashion is that there’s always something new and exciting to look forward to as it grows and evolves together with our time. But what I love more about it is that it never forgets how it came to be. We all know that trends draw inspiration from history and are just given a new title or a new name. I’m such a fan of staples and foundations that I think my unique perspective is not really on the eggshells of my personal style, but rather my undying attachment to timeless silhouettes and realigning to the basics. Can you walk us through your creative process when conceptualizing a new styling project? Throughout my years as a stylist, I've created a format for myself for every project I tackle. I start things off by making sure that I fully understand the client’s vision so I can assure them that they get their messages across as clear as day. After that, I will interpret their ideas but not limited to my own understanding, and I collaborate on the looks that I will be sourcing or contributing into creating. And lastly, I will ensure to lock-in backups because you never know what to expect. At the end of the day, my main goal is for everyone to execute on quality and effective outputs. What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced in your journey as a fashion stylist, and how have you overcome them? I believe that each project comes with its own set of unique challenges. But more than that, I think the most challenging part throughout my journey so far is building and maintaining a solid relationship with my peers and related people that I meet. The industry is so small, that if you know one person, technically you know everyone and vice versa. I’m not really a social person and it takes a lot for me to warm up to people. So oftentimes, I get misinterpreted for being too intimidating or quiet. But in reality — I’m just shy. But today, I learned (and am still learning) how to initiate conversations and introduce myself with a lot more enthusiasm. Bryan, could you share with us some of the notable celebrities, personalities, or brands you've had the opportunity to work with? How have these experiences shaped your approach to fashion styling? Some of the most notable projects I’ve been given the opportunity to work with are the likes of L’oreal Paris and The SM Store Campaigns. The reason why wasn’t only because I was trusted to work with these prestigious brands, but they were also some of the most challenging projects I dealt with thus far. It was challenging in ways that really kept me up at night. Not just from the pressures of the brand, but ultimately wanting to deliver nothing but the best. They taught me how to be a critical thinker and be composed whilst under pressure. But I was so humbled that even though they were paying me to do my job, it still didn’t limit them to be hands-on and let the project be a collaborative work. Nonetheless, all projects I’ve experienced have taught me something and these experiences are knowledge I get to carry on to the next. Collaboration is often crucial in the fashion world. Could you tell us about some memorable collaborations you've had and how they've influenced your work? This might be a bit crazy to say because I never really liked the aftermath whenever I take on these projects just because it gets very overwhelming very fast, but I’d have to say that my collaboration shoots with Miss Universe Philippines muses are my most memorable ones. This is surely because we get to be super creative with the shoots and it’s so fun to play around with gorgeous ensembles, not to mention putting the spotlight on highly talented designers.More to that, sometimes it makes me feel like I’m playing real-life Barbie. Your work seems to seamlessly blend classic elegance with contemporary flair. What do you think sets your style apart from others in the industry? One of the reasons why I love dressing other people is to tell a story — their story. When I would style myself on certain occasions, I always want my personality to shine through first, then style second. I think this is a greater challenge for me, because it helps me better understand what my client wants and how we can make it bigger. What I think sets my style apart from the rest is I always make sure that it resonates with the client’s personality. You know that twinkle in the eye? That short heart-stopping moment? That’s where the look comes out stronger and more relatable. As a young and emerging talent, what are your aspirations for the future of your career in fashion styling? I’ve always dreamt of  being able to go abroad and pursue a bigger role. It would be a dream come true to be mentored by some of the most brilliant designers/creative directors out there like Maria Grazia or Miuccia Prada and be able to bring forth my own creations. Other than that, I’d like to come back home and be managing a clothing line, a cafe, and maybe even a restaurant. — all curated of course! Lastly, what advice would you give to aspiring fashion stylists who are looking to break into the industry? If anything, I don't think I’m credible enough yet to be handing out advice. But, If there’s anything I’ve learned so far on my personal journey, it’s to have a clear vision of your end goal, and have a strong heart. If I were to speak on personal experience, the industry can be very dark and very cruel very fast. So brace yourself, it’s more than just sheer talent that survives. Photo by: @hawangstudio

  • FACETS: KIM WEE EBOL

    The path to achievement is frequently characterized by a series of obstacles, victories, and unwavering resolve. This profound storyline strongly connects with the innovative individuals of Spotlight Creatives as they navigated their way from passionate university students to influential pioneers in the industry. The Inspiration behind Starting a Production Company: Kim, Can you share with us the inspiration behind starting your production company right after college? How did your early experiences shape your approach to entrepreneurship? I was an officer in a photography org at university when I met a friend who was very much into doing videos; he told me that I might have a knack in video production and production management. Summer of 2014, he asked if I wanted to try managing a project of our university that he was directing – the University of Santo Tomas Marketing Video. The project kickstarted my (I would say) lifelong love-hate relationship with production management. The project won international awards thankfully; after the project’s success, we both sat down and talked about the possibilities of starting a production company. My first few experiences in running my team was of me receiving gift checks as payment from a major mall / department store. My friend would look for buyers for the gift checks that we would receive and sell them off at a 10% discount. I would divide it between us and keep a portion for the company for its savings or contingency fees. It was also around the same time when I started to learn how to budget and prioritize my spendings. I would like to think that learning about entrepreneurship went hand-in-hand with my personal learnings about managing my own finances and life decisions and it’s an ongoing learning experience until today. From Vision to Venture: Can you tell us more about Spotlight Creatives? Spotlight Creatives is a video production company that was established in 2016. Our team caters to editorials, corporate event coverages, campaign shoots and digital content services such as vlogs, Instagram Reels and TikTok content. We are a collective of freelancers and so we tap into creatives who we believe have the same vision as we do. We started shooting for editorials and worked our way up and we are really thankful for all the brands and artists that trusted us, because fast forward, after almost 8 years in the industry, we were finally able to open our own studio under the same name, Spotlight Creatives Studio. It was designed to cater to clients and creatives who are looking for a venue to shoot their content, host private events, organize meetings, or even to simply use the venue as a co-working space. Navigating the Challenges: What were some of the biggest challenges you faced during the initial stages, and how did you overcome them? Initially, we all worked remotely and we found it difficult to align for projects because we were all just discussing through group chats. And so we would always be working at coffee shops, setting up meetings and using up an entire table to align for our projects up until midnight. The pandemic was a silver lining, it kind of made our meetings easy because of Zoom and Google Meet, but prior to that, it was always in different coffee shops. I started the company when I was 22 years old and so I was in a different headspace at that time. I eventually came to understand that we meet different kinds of people and so we have to have a different approach for every person that we meet. I can’t only stick to what I know and I have to be flexible in order for me to build a relationship among peers. Connection is really important in this line of work and if we don’t understand how that works, we would have a hard time collaborating with other people. “Different strokes for different folks,” as they say. In terms of corporations: Top of the list of challenges would be charging clients, following up on payments and making sure that my team gets paid on time. I believe that this is also every other creative’s struggle and unfortunately, we all eventually just lived with it. Second would be helping clients understand the whole production process. We started working with MSMEs as well and so it was a part of my job to help them understand the proper workflow and how projects should be done. Sourcing a group of creatives who would understand the struggles wasn’t that tough because I am blessed to have friends who have the same vision and passion as well as understanding for the work that the team is doing. Working with leading brands and prominent artists within the Philippines is no small feat. What do you believe sets your production company apart, and how do you consistently deliver excellence in your projects? I believe that building not just connections but great relationships is so important when working in the industry. Just like choosing a team with the same vision and values, choosing the right client to work with is also vital. Just because a brand or an artist is well- known, doesn’t mean that they are meant for us. Letting go of difficult clients is also something that I had to learn early on. I also had a mindset that: there are a lot of teamsout there looking for projects and there are a lot of companies looking for production teams – what’s meant for us will come to us. To consistently be able to deliver, a right headspace is very important and so I always remind my team to take a break when they need it. The first question that I ask them all the time is, “Kaya mo ba?” (Can you do it?) Because I wouldn’t want for them to go through burnout that can potentially create issues within the team. And so there would be projects that I would choose to let go of. As much as the demand for content is high, I believe that rest is very very important and that’s something that no one should ever demand for because rest is something that we all deserve to have. As you aspire to work with international clients, what strategies are you implementing to expand your reach beyond the Philippines? From the get-go, I’ve always asked my team if they have any dream projects to work on or any dream brands or artist that they wish to collaborate with. My role in the team is to make sure that we get to work on projects that we are all passionate about. Someone would be passionate in doing music photography and content; another would be aspiring to direct their own commercial; and one would be dreaming about learning more and creating more cinematic outputs. We can’t do everything by ourselves and we have to eventually understand that for us to grow, we have to leave some things behind. Right now Spotlight Creatives is going through a shift in management. I’ve always told my team that wherever and whenever I would get projects, I would bring them with me and in order for me to do that, I have to let go of some responsibilities in the production company to make way and reach out to a wider market. I have a director and a project manager in my team who help me out when it comes to client discussions and internal alignments. I am also trying to reach out to clients and connections that I’ve collaborated with in the past in hopes of making things work out and happen for me and my team. Collaboration is key in the creative industry. Could you highlight a project or experience that truly exemplifies the power of teamwork and collaboration within your production company? I can’t highlight a specific project because for every project that we work on, we make sure that tasks are designated among one another properly. Early on, we’ve each had the experience of taking on a lot of tasks and we all found it very challenging. Since then, we’ve learned that one must focus on just one task or else, things can potentially fall apart. Every project that we’ve done, we feel very fulfilled and happy. I’d like to believe that my team is very proud of all the work that we’ve produced because we all stay in our lane for that specific project and we hold each other accountable for our responsibilities. Being both a director and a photographer, how do you find synergy between these roles, and do you feel that one influences the other in your creative process? I’ve always loved shooting behind the scenes, candid moments, alongside incorporating cinematic compositions. I believe that how I compose my videos is how I also capture photographs. I always make sure that I only capture the raw and the unfiltered; a bit subjective but anything that would require me to edit heavily, to me, feels manipulated and unnatural. I love taking a photo or a video of mundane things: a person passes by a scenic spot, or of two friends chatting over coffee; I also love capturing moments wherein people allow themselves to dance and have fun as if no one was watching because it’s in these moments where I find them beautiful. Many emerging creatives look up to you for inspiration. What advice would you give to those who aspire to pursue a similar path in the industry? Patience, grit, and perseverance are so important. This industry can be very tough to the soft-hearted, building confidence in your capabilities and showing the people around you that you know what you are doing will be your superpower. Knowing your worth and believing that your work will eventually speak for yourself is going to be your strength. This will be the reason why clients will always approach you for projects and fellow artists will understand what kind of person and creative you are. Ambition is important, but humility is also very vital. So many other creatives are willing to step on fellow creatives to get to where they want to be, but I believe that our industry would succeed when we build a healthy competition among each another. In an industry constantly evolving, what do you see as the future of multimedia production, and how do you plan to adapt and stay ahead of the curve? In terms of the future of multimedia production: I feel like AI will persist and people will, unfortunately, be dependent on it. I used to ignore TikTok and Instagram Reels. I also used to ignore AI before everyone else did it. But I think understanding how a current trend works and slowly going with the flow while incorporating experiences from the past helps a lot when it comes to creating a compelling material. Mixing past and present trends wouldn’t hurt, especially when you’re confident that something great can come out of it. In your opinion, what sets Filipino creativity apart on the global stage, and how do you hope to contribute to this narrative with your work? Based on my experience seeing and working with creatives from other countries, I truly believe that Filipino creativity is top notch, just undervalued. I think if clients here value the creativity of a Filipino artist and not just see them as just people with a camera and an editing software, a Filipino artist will thrive in the international stage. And honestly, I don’t think it’s just about creativity, it’s also about the work ethics. Anyone can be creative, anyone can be recognized on the global stage, but not everyone can be as persistent and hardworking as Filipino creatives. With proper time management and with respect from other peers, a Filipino creative can thrive wherever she goes. I just want to try working on projects internationally and do meaningful work, something that would speak to another person’s soul. I think if I am able to do that, no matter where I am, then that would be the best thing that I can ever contribute as a Filipino creative. Looking ahead, what are some of the projects or goals you have set for yourself and your production company in the coming years? I’ve always had the mindset that if it’s meant for you, it will come to you. Law of attraction is one of the greatest things that’s ever happened to me and my team. We’ve always dreamt big and we’ll always dream big. I dream of trying it out in the international scene too. Sometimes we just really want to grow and explore more and I feel like I can do internationally what I’ve been doing even outside of the country. I am ambitious and one of my dreams is to be able to capture photos and videos at the Oscars, whether it be backstage or the coverage itself, or an awards night afterparty would sound nice. Maybe in the future, when I get to that point, I can eventually bring my team with me, do more international projects and build a bigger portfolio. Recognition is the least of my concerns but I would really love to eventually prove ourselves to those who’ve always said that we’re too young to create compelling and meaningful work. Portrait Photo by @manalojohn Assisted by: @go.gaff.ga Studio: @spotlightcreativesstudio https://kimweeebol.com

  • Triple Twerk: Exploring Queer Artistry at Thirst Trap

    Triple Twerk Three queer artists stamped their mark at Thirst Trap, the group exhibition recently held at gallery. sort of. Tokwa Penaflorida headlined the show, with his standard homoerotic nymph lords romping in droopy, dreamy scapes.  The fantastical worlds where Tokwa situates his figures are always strange and difficult to situate within our hemisphere, although one small sepia work, Holdem, could not but evoke Ang Lee’s cowboy epic, Brokeback Mountain. Representing the Aklan region, Gelo Zarsuelo offered neon-glow canvasses that spot-lit radioactive men.  One might think his duo of “Rush” paintings referred to the timely Troye Sivan hit of the same title, but Gelo actually makes tongue-in-cheek reference to the low-cost sexual health supplement that’s advertised to boost nocturnal appetites. And finally, from Bacolod, Mark Espuerta submitted meticulously dripped line figures marked against purple and orange desertscapes, their curvaceous buttocks and muscular pecs still managing to manifest despite the scarcity of brush strokes. This was a welcome departure from his normal wistful alpha males, and perhaps, a sign of the future direction for this on-again, off-again visual artist. To round out the quintet of artists included in Thirst Trap, Kurt Manzano showcases jeans-and-nothing-else hip-hop dancers, while Erika Mayo, another Bacolod artist, seduced with bikini babes plonked amidst a beach of queer circumstances. Thirst Trap was a harbinger of the coming hot summer months, with its sizzling theme focused on the human body. As the curatorial notes point out, amidst a photographic smorgasbord brought on by digital imagery, these five artists successfully offer alternative snapshots of humanity within their own physical canvasses. While Waiting for Sunsets by Gelo Zarsuelo Do You Feel The Rush II by Gelo Zarsuelo. Tidal Whispers by Mark Espuerta. Siren's Call by Mark Espuerta Aqua Seduction by Mark Espuerta. Stamen by Tokwa Penaflorida Holdem by Tokwa Penaflorida Sinner by Erika Mayo PAHIGA by Kurt Manzano

  • Summer on My Mind

    by Seigar (Feat. SergiO). This series of conceptual pop art portraits encapsulates the essence of summer as more than just a season but as a mindset. It embodies the ideals of seizing the day, embracing self-confidence, and fostering self-love. SergiO, portrayed with his Olympian physique, not only exudes physical strength but also demonstrates a genuine kindness. Through playful interactions with objects reminiscent of joy and entertainment, he taps into his inner sense of fun. The collection carries a distinct "Seigar" vibe, characterized by vibrant colors and the inclusion of Plastic People, who join the model in celebrating the spirit of summer. During the shoot, the female figure, christened Guacimara in a nod to Canarian culture, was born under the sunny skies of Puerto de la Cruz. "Summer on my Mind" delivers a powerful message urging viewers to revel in life, cherish themselves, speak kindly to themselves, and strive for their best selves. It's a reminder that adopting a summer state of mind is within reach – a journey towards embracing life's joys and one's own potential.

  • Cedrick Juan: The Resilient Luminary

    From Grit to Glory: The Remarkable Journey of Cedrick Juan As the Philippine entertainment industry continues to be flooded with fleeting stars and transient trends, Cedrick Juan stands out as a paragon of depth, resilience, and unparalleled talent. In addition to his acting prowess, his rise from relative obscurity to winning the Best Actor award for "Gomburza" is a story of perseverance, strategic foresight, and unwavering dedication to his craft. Our cover story explores the pivotal moments that shaped Cedrick Juan's career and the profound impact of his work on Filipino cinema and culture. The Missed Opportunity That Paved the Way In October 2022, Cedrick Juan faced a setback that would become the catalyst for his groundbreaking role in "Gomburza." Missing the audition for a role he was initially considered a shoo-in for could have been a crippling blow. Yet, in what Cedrick Juan describes as a serendipitous turn, this missed opportunity led him to focus on his then-current project, "Mula sa Buwan," setting the stage for a remarkable comeback. A Twist of Fate: From La Madrid to Padre Burgos Cedrick’s journey to becoming Padre Burgos in "Gomburza" was fraught with unforeseen challenges and serendipitous twists. Initially auditioning for another character via Zoom, technical difficulties inadvertently showcased his versatility and depth, prompting the directors to cast him as one of the titular priests. “Ano pa rin ako nun, Hindi pa rin ako sure kasi alam ko na for a lead role, medyo fan base kasi yung entertainment industry natin sa Philippine. So, iniisip ko na... I’m not a bankable actor.” the actor muses. This role would not only redefine his career but also bring to the forefront a forgotten chapter of Philippine history, emphasizing the importance of resilience and integrity. Gomburza: A Cinematic Revolution Upon its release, "Gomburza" transcended its status as a mere historical film to become a cultural phenomenon. Its limited initial screenings belied the monumental impact it would have, eventually sweeping the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2023 with numerous awards, including 2nd Best Picture. Cedrick’s portrayal of Padre Burgos offered a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made for Philippine freedom, resonating deeply with audiences and critics alike. “Kung ano talaga yung purpose or silbi ng isang artist sa mundo. To have integrity, to tell stories, to represent.” Cedrick tells BLNC Beyond the Screen: Advocacy and Future Endeavors Cedrick’s aspirations extend far beyond accolades and the silver screen. He is deeply committed to animal welfare, particularly advocating against the discrimination of local dog breeds. “I’m also doing animal welfare advocacy with my girlfriend Karen, together with Pawssion Project and ANGKOP (Ang Animal ko Protektado)” Cedrick share. This advocacy is a reflection of his character—rooted in compassion and a desire to effect tangible change. Looking ahead, Cedrick is poised to leverage his success in "Gomburza" to explore a variety of roles and genres. He expresses a keen interest in delving into projects that challenge societal norms and contribute to meaningful discourses, aiming to utilize his platform for broader societal impact. Cedrick Juan's versatility as an actor is mirrored in his appreciation of diverse artistic forms. From musical theater to cinema, his journey underscores the importance of a multifaceted approach to storytelling. This diversity not only enriches his performances but also fosters a deeper connection with his audience, allowing him to navigate various narratives with authenticity and emotional depth. Gratitude, Pressure, and the Path Forward In a heartfelt message, Cedrick extends his gratitude to his supporters, acknowledging the integral role they play in his journey. He candidly addresses the pressures that accompany his newfound status, emphasizing the importance of maintaining integrity and humility. Cedrick Juan's vision for the future is not merely focused on personal achievement but on contributing to a legacy that inspires and uplifts the Filipino community. A Beacon for Future Generations Cedrick Juan's story is more than a tale of individual triumph; it is a beacon for aspiring artists and a reminder of the transformative power of perseverance, empathy, and creative expression. As he continues to navigate the complexities of fame and influence, Cedrick remains a steadfast advocate for cultural preservation, social justice, and artistic innovation. In the ever-evolving narrative of Philippine cinema, Cedrick Juan stands as a luminary, illuminating the path toward a more inclusive, reflective, and resilient artistic landscape. As Cedrick's star continues to rise, his commitment to integrity, humility, and societal impact remains unwavering. He's not just an actor; he's a visionary, an ally for change, and a luminary of our times. Check out our cover story about Cedrick Juan's inspiring journey, and mark your calendars as "Gomburza" arrives on Netflix April 9th, taking us on a powerful and poignant exploration of Philippine history. Photography: Ennuh Tiu | @ennuhchew Assisted by: Miguel Tomboc | @miguel.tomboc BTS/Video: Zarah Majam | @zarahpajamas Makeup and Hair: Steph Buni | @stephbuni Styling: BLNC team Wardrobe : @edwinao

  • THE LONG LOST AVATAR

    Photography: Rxandy Capinpin Styling: Edrick Paz Grooming: Lars Cabanacan Ensembles from Job Dacon, Cherry Veric and Vin Orias Model: Guillonzo at New Monarq Manila

  • FACETS: LEE CACES

    In the world of art, where creativity knows no bounds and the canvas speaks a universal language, the journey of an artist is both profoundly personal and inspiringly universal. This narrative holds true for Lee, whose remarkable transition from the media industry to a full-time freelance artist embodies a story of courage, discovery, and the relentless pursuit of passion. The Genesis of an Artist: Lee, your transition from the media industry to a full-time freelance artist is both inspiring and bold. Can you walk us through what sparked this significant change in your career path? It was my dream to be a Creative Director of an agency/ studio so I applied for different corporate jobs back then, I learned so much and got connected to genuine individuals whom I still work with. It felt like I wasn’t myself back then so I decided to shift. When I transitioned to freelance, I discovered my potential as an artist, the infinite possibilities of making things without anyones approval. I found myself. After my journey of trying things alone, I think its time to revisit that childhood dream of mine and help people practice their passion. Nature as Muse: Your work is deeply influenced by your journeys through nature. How do these natural landscapes shape your creative process, and can you share a moment or place in nature that has profoundly impacted your work? I used to do a lot of portraits with watercolor + digital illustration. Observed peoples behavior in cafes and sketch them during my spare time. Now I am more fascinated with nature in general. How water moves, how the sun affects the light in different times of the day (where I sometimes get my color pallete) , and discovering different kinds of plants, etc. A Multifaceted Canvas: From illustration and merchandise design to painting commercial murals, your portfolio is remarkably diverse. How do you navigate between these different mediums, and does one hold a more special place in your heart? Photography and Illustration was my first love. Back when content creation wasn’t a thing, It is natural for me to create and document everything from personal adventures to work. I posted all of them. I did everything from graphic design, photography, and illustration. Just to practice and find my own work or style. Then a friend of mine aksed me if I could do a mural for a barbershop and I got scared but said yes anyway. It took me hours with that small wall but I'm glad I said yes to that opportunity. Because of that I am now making bigger murals everywhere. I crave to always be better, not perfect, to continually improve on how good I can get. Now applying this mentality to everything I want to create. “Ano pwede gawin dito, saan ko ito pwede ilagay? endless what ifs” and endless exproration. always curious. The biggest challenge for me is to have the discipline to counterbalance all my passion projects. Collaborative Ventures: Your artistic voice has resonated with major brands and led to unique collaborations. How do you ensure that your artistic integrity is preserved when partnering with brands, and what has been your favorite collaboration to date? I'm glad that brands now are noticing my work after years of sharing it online. They get me for my art style and not because they just need an artist to paint their wall.  For corporate murals, the important factor is communication. A constant feedback to make sure that the vision is aligned. Proud of these collaborations: International shoe brand: I made an animated mural for the store front - a challenge Coffee Roastery: They are a local coffee brand that support local artists. Full creative freedom and trust. they handle artists well in terms of marketing and events. Bakery: also full creative freedom . I’ve been doing murals for their stores (3 stores na and soon to be more) International Burger Joint: We did a huge hoarding, mural, and merchandise. It was a challenge to have constant revisions and the communication was hard mainly because it was during the pandemic. Artistic Signature: Every artist has a signature, a unique stamp that distinguishes their work. How would you describe your signature style, and how has it evolved over the years? My signature art style would always have organic forms that flow through the canvas. Images that resembles the sea or plants but using color palettes I picked up while watching the sunset/ sunrise. Some paletes I get from birds I see in the morning or plants that are iridescent when you point light at them during night time. My forms evolved from dark scribbles or brush marks, to colorful blobs, to cleaner and brighter lines, and now adding more layers and textures to my subjects. The Pinto Art Museum Feature: Being selected as one of the 19 artists for Pinto Art Museum is a significant honor. What does this recognition mean to you, and how do you hope your work will impact the viewers at the museum? I have always dreamed of having an exhibit there and meet the masters. I shoot my shot when they announced the open call. Nung una sabi ko pa “totoo ba ito?” kasi ang layo ng trabaho ko sa mga naka display sa Museo pero sabi ko “Ito na yun so kailangan ko galingan". The museum became a gateway for me to discover new art, a constant exposure to experts, inspiration, possibilities. Inspirations and Influences: Beyond nature, what other sources of inspiration drive your creativity? Are there any artists, movements, or personal experiences that have shaped your artistic vision? Andy Warhol - blurring the lines between “high” and “low” art. Matisse - color and forms, works are inspired by the world around him. James Jean - his creations with famous brands; from paintings, to clothes, commercials, and sculptures. Dan Matutina (Local) - The discipline of designing something with a purpose. Ramon Orlina (Local) - Being resourceful. Challenges and Triumphs: Every artist’s journey comes with its set of hurdles. What have been some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your career, and how have you overcome them? Having constant recognition such as this is both a blessing and curse. I am greateful for all these blessings but to have the discipline to constantly juggle all so many things something I have not perfected. Makes me think “Hindi na pwede ang pwede na.I have to be good because people are now watching”. To keep making things that are new to me and my audience. Future Horizons: Looking ahead, what are some projects or aspirations you’re eager to explore in your artistic journey? Are there new mediums or themes you’re interested in pursuing? I'm excited to have a show internationally, have more brand collaborations, and explore different materials as medium. Words of Wisdom: Finally, for the aspiring artists who admire your path and may wish to follow in your footsteps, what advice would you offer to them as they navigate the complex world of art and creativity? Keep on creating. Stay focused on your lane and do not rush everything because you have your own pace. Don’t be afraid to say yes to projects that are unfamiliar or hard. Once you get uncomfortable, it is where growth starts. Continue to evolve. Portrait Photos by: Jharwin Castaneda LEE CACES https://leecaces.com Instagram

  • Mott 32's Delectable Journey in Cebu

    When the renowned Mott 32 unveiled its inaugural branch in the heart of Cebu at Nustar Resort and Casino, the local culinary landscape resonated with excitement. The globally acclaimed Chinese restaurant, celebrated for its innovative approach to Cantonese cuisine with hints of Beijing and Szechuan influences, has now found a home closer to local aficionados. Mott 32 made its debut in Hong Kong in 2014, drawing inspiration from the historic address in New York where the city's first Chinese convenience store stood in 1891. Beyond its avant-garde culinary techniques, the restaurant has garnered admiration for its commitment to ethical ingredient sourcing. The restaurant's popularity soared, earning a coveted spot on the prestigious "Asia's Top 100 Restaurants" list for consecutive years in 2019 and 2020. Securing a reservation at Mott 32 became a challenge, with locals and tourists alike making it a priority destination. Heading the culinary brigade at Mott 32 is the accomplished Group Chinese Executive Chef Lee Man Sing, renowned for his earlier stint at Man Wah restaurant in Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, where the establishment earned two Michelin stars under his guidance. Since its inception, Mott 32 has expanded its footprint across the globe, establishing branches in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, Seoul, and, notably, Cebu. A Feast for All Senses: Mott 32 Cebu's Culinary Evolution Initially offering dinner services upon its inauguration, Mott 32 Cebu has broadened its horizons, now welcoming guests for lunch as well, from Monday to Sunday, between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Prepare for a culinary voyage like no other as Mott 32 unveils its Dim Sum Set menu, a celebration of Chinese culinary mastery. Indulge in a symphony of flavors, from succulent Prawn and Iberico Pork Siu Mai to luxurious Black Truffle Siu Mai. Delight in signature creations like the Crispy Sugar-Coated BBQ Iberico Pork Bun and Hot and Sour Shanghainese Soup Dumplings. Complete your experience with main courses like Wok Fried King Prawn and Alaskan Crabmeat Fried Rice. End on a sweet note with the Sweetened Mango Soup with Pomelo and Sago. Experience excellence in every bite at Mott 32 today. While retaining perennial favorites like the Applewood Roasted Peking Duck and Barbecue Iberico Pork with Yellow Mountain Honey, Mott 32 Cebu introduces a tantalizing full dim sum lunch menu. This diverse selection encompasses steamed, baked, and fried delights, featuring gems like the Signature Soft Quail Egg Iberico Pork Black Truffle Siu Mai, Hot and Sour Shanghainese Soup Dumplings with Scallop and Prawn, Szechuan Style Minced Pork Dumplings with Chili Oil, Taro Croquette with Chicken and Prawn, Shredded Peking Duck Spring Rolls, and more. Embark on a culinary odyssey at Mott 32 Cebu, where tradition meets innovation, and every bite tells a tale of exquisite flavors. To reserve your spot, email us at mott32.cebu@nustar.com.ph or call +63 999 996 5684. Book a table here: https://bit.ly/Mott32NUSTARCebuReservations

  • FACETS: BELG

    Nestled in the heart of Manila, within the dynamic fabric of Escolta Street, a sanctuary for creativity has arisen, weaving together the strands of history, community, and artistic expression. Join us as we explore the origins of Espacio Creativo Escolta, guided by its founder, Belg, who unveils the enthralling narrative that gave rise to this distinctive photography studio. The Genesis of Espacio Creativo Escolta: Belg, can you share the story behind the creation of Espacio Creativo Escolta? What was the moment you realized that this was what you wanted to do? I have always wanted to become a photographer since I was 17 but after college I ended up choosing a more stable and safe path by joining the corporate world. I did sales and marketing for different multinational companies for 11 years. In 2021, during the height of the pandemic, I woke up one day literally feeling sick in my stomach and realized I could no longer stay in the corporate world. It felt like I was living someone else’s life. It felt like I was following someone else’s path.  After some introspection, I was able to marry my entrepreneurial drive and my love for photography and conceptualized Espacio Creativo Escolta together with my business partner and one of my best friends, Giselle. We wanted to open an approachable creative space both for professional and non-professional creatives that would help them create contents they can be proud of. The Lure of Escolta Street: Escolta Street is steeped in history and culture. How does this historic backdrop influence your work and the identity of your studio? Escolta street is a birthplace of many firsts—the first bank was here, the first building with an elevator, the first theater and even the first photography studio. When we expanded our studio last year, we wanted to pay homage to the birthplace of photo studios in the Philippines, that is Escolta, by offering handpainted backdrops as this was something we would find in vintage photographs. We collaborated with artist Kristian Somera and brought US-based brand Schmidli Backdrops in the Philippines. They are the industry standard for custom hand painted backdrop rentals in Los Angeles and New York. We are the only studio in the Philippines that carry their collection. Architectural Harmony: Operating within a heritage building must come with its own set of challenges and inspirations. How do you balance the preservation of history with the functional demands of a modern studio? Operating within a heritage building is a social responsibility, as a studio owner, I often ask myself what can we do more to contribute to the preservation of these heritage structures, how do we ensure we keep that sense of community not only within the building but also alongside our neighbors in Escolta, how do we convert more advocates of history and heritage sites. I feel like all of us creatives in the building share that common goal of ensuring that we honor the space we operate in and enrich the people’s lives whoever stepped foot not only in our respective spaces but also in Escolta. We do this by sharing the history of the street and giving our guests a tour of our building. Portraiture and the Human Connection: You've mentioned a deep fascination with people and history. How do these interests shape your approach to portrait photography? I often build connection with my subjects in the studio through sharing stories of familial histories or common threads that connect them to Escolta. I also ensure they have a deeper appreciation of Escolta and why its important in shaping the photography landscape in the Philippines. Mastering Natural Light: Natural light plays a pivotal role in your photography. Can you share some insights into how you harness and manipulate this element to create the perfect shot? We are blessed with great natural lighting in the studio and shooting at different hours  produce different tones and intensity on the lighting. I tend to shoot more in the morning as I tend to lean towards more with potraits with soft lighting. We get hard light in the afternoon which I find best to use if you want to play with shadows and heavy contrast. The Community Canvas: Espacio Creativo Escolta is not just a studio but a part of the Escolta community. How do you see your studio contributing to the cultural and creative landscape of the area? We conduct activations during our pocket events in the building and recently held an Open Portrait Session during Hola Escolta—an annual event that highlights history, culture and heritage. We also help organize this event together with the other creatives in First United Building. A Glimpse Behind the Scenes: Could you describe a particularly memorable photoshoot or project that took place in your studio? What made it stand out? I held a portrait session for Faces of Escolta in my studio with two of the subjects I met on the street. I invited them over at the studio as they were curious why celebrities book the space. They’ve also mentioned that they’ve never been in any of the studios in the building after so many years of working in Escolta street. They mentioned the last time they were inside the building was when they were kids who used to sell newspapers to each room inside the building. So it was really fascinating to have them in the studio, this time as subjects who were gonna have their portraits taken. Challenges and Triumphs: What have been some of the most significant challenges you've faced in establishing and running a photography studio in a historical area? How have you overcome them? Perhaps I will echo one of the most challenging things we did as a creative community in the building which is when we mounted Hola Escolta—each creative spaces/offices in the building were juggling their daily work while also coordinating with possible sponsors, drafting proposals, pitching to brands and plotting activations for the event. It was also the first time that we mounted the event after a long hiatus because of the pandemic. It was an overall success with the help of each creative offices in the building. The Evolution of a Photographer: How has your photography evolved since the inception of Espacio Creativo Escolta? Are there any projects or directions you're eager to explore in the future? When I was younger I used to produce photos just for the sake of producing beautiful photos. I am now more drawn to producing potent images that translates the story of my subjects and the community I am in. How do these photographs deliver the right messaging to its intended audience? How do these portraits portray my subjects in the best light (no pun intended)? These are some of the questions my team try to address when shooting in the studio. Collaboration and Community: The creative industry thrives on collaboration. Are there any artists, photographers, or historical figures you draw inspiration from or would love to collaborate with? I enjoy collaborating with other creatives and artists—I recently collaborated with visual artist, Kristian Somera and asked him to produce a backdrop dedicated to Escolta. I have also done collaborations with resident creatives/artists of First United Building who share the same love for Escolta and they inspire me in giving back more to the community.  I would want to work with other photographer friends. Would be nice to shoot their portraits, that would be interesting! Preserving the Past, Capturing the Future: Looking ahead, what are your aspirations for Espacio Creativo Escolta? How do you hope to impact the local art scene and the broader field of photography? We want to contribute in the preservation of history and heritage in Escolta. We want to create an impact on the lives of the community we operate in. We can do this by sharing the message of honoring Escolta street through visual storytelling and converting more advocates of our heritage sites that are in danger of being erased permanently. A Snapshot of Advice: Finally, what advice would you give to aspiring photographers who are drawn to the intricate dance of light, history, and human emotion in their work? For aspiring photographers, my advice would be to find the purpose why you do what you’re doing. When you find it, you will be relentless in your pursuit of producing beautiful photos. https://www.instagram.com/belgbelgica/ https://espaciocreativoescolta.com

  • Bloom Boom

    This February, love is not confined to the fleeting embrace of Valentine’s Day; instead, it extends its tendrils to the entire month, culminating in a spectacular display of floral artistry. On the last Sunday of February, five exceptionally talented visual artists—Deej Amago, Shai Ancheta, Peony on Fire, Prince Logan, and Dan Ivan Sepelagio—will converge at gallery. sort of. in Quezon City for a breathtaking group exhibition titled "Bloom Boom." Peony on Fire - Wanderlings Peony on Fire - Silver Linings Originating from diverse corners of the Philippines, these artists, like skilled horticulturists, bring their unique blossoms of creativity to the capital. Deej Amago, hailing from Pangasinan, presents homoerotic bears cavorting in sybaritic fields. Shai Ancheta, representing Laguna, conjures otherworldly nymph-like faces emerging from tightly bunched bouquets. Peony on Fire, the artist from Cebu, manifests semi-mystical children of the corn frolicking with stalks and spores. Dan Ivan Sepelagio, rooted in the Mindanao capital of Davao, dreams in an almost-cinematic noir atmosphere, blending granny floral wallpaper and dusky rice fields with his enigmatic alter ego. Finally, Prince Logan, the artist from the central island behemoth of Cebu, transports viewers to a plane where cerulean-hued canvases combine the mysterious with the magical. Shai Ancheta - Outbloom 4 Shai Ancheta - Outbloom 2 These artists weave personal narratives into garlands of beauty, using oils and acrylics to create lush and vivid visions. The exhibition promises not just technical skill but poetic sensibilities that elevate the viewer into realms of artistic imagination. Combined, the works of these geographically separated but aesthetically kindred artisans coalesce into one fantastic garland, a smorgasboard of fragrant foliage.  The visual feast is stunning - and literally food for the soul Deej Amago - Introduction Deej Amago - Ang Sayaw ng Talumpanay The doors of gallery. sort of. swing open to welcome art enthusiasts on February 25, 2024, at 4:00 pm. The exhibition will continue to bloom and captivate visitors for three weeks. You can find the gallery at 37 Camaro St., Fairview Park, Quezon City. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the botanical wonderland these emerging artists have meticulously cultivated. "Bloom Boom" is set to be a celebration of love, art, and the boundless beauty found in the petals of imagination. Dan Ivan Sepelagio - Save Me from the Wallpapers Dan Ivan Sepelagio - Searching for That Place Prince Logan - Scitor Prince Logan - Celes gallery. sort of is pleased to welcome five emerging artists of superb artistry to the capital. The show opens at 4:00 pm on February 25, 2024, and will run for three weeks. gallery. sort of. is located at 37 Camaro St., Fairview Park, Quezon City.

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