Its my first time to see a big event about visual arts, and it houses the top art gallery, studio and art groups, and also showcasing the our top contemporary artist here in the Philippines, its just a partial list of artist, since everyone can't be housed in a big parking lot of Link Building in Makati City, but this is a good start to show that art events can be organized anywhere and we saw it here in a parking lot and I didn't even know that it is a parking, and now it looks like a big art gallery. The Filipino art is still in its best and many still appreciate it, congratulations to all who worked really hard to pull this show a success.
Art Fair Philippines 2013
For details, visit www.artfairphilippines.com
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/artfairph
Save the date! the big art fair and show will be on Feb 7-10, 2013 only.
Exhibit and art fair is at Link Bldg in Makati Ave (near Makati Shangri La Hotel)
its the building that light up and changes color at night.
entrance fee: Php100
here's a video preview of Art Fair Philippines 2013, I uploaded and edited this yesterday using my iPhone4s. I uploaded it right away when I learned that theres free WIFI at the LINK Bldg. I think there were areound 12 Wifi hotspots.
I went around the Art Fair Philippines and I think I went around 4 times during its preview day with the VIP. I was there to cover as a blogger and I'm glad that I see old friends who are still active in the art scene
The event blasts us with lots of wifi hotspot, that is so great!! and we were allowed to take photos and do Instagram, I'm glad that they are open to this idea, I'm not sure if it is open during the regular show, but if the art gallery staff or artist told you not to take photos, just follow and move forward.
Lots of wifi hot spot!!! so fast on this day.
Spotted: Alex Dizon in Kenneth Cobonpue's lounge exhibit
I’m Instgramming Ronald Ventura’s art sculpture, I heard that his art is worth 1 milllion pesos.
After I finished up the registration at the door, the staff told me to check out Gabby Barredo’s moving art work exhibit, it is placed in a dark room with few lights and here my mind was blown away with things in its weirdest form, all of it blended in a nice way, its like a machine or a clock, that moves and its gears work together. The baby figure is one of the best and most attracted us, it is also creepy as it move.
I noticed some toys re-painted and resculpted
Tinkertoy bots blended with the exhibit
It’s a lot of art display and you have to look closer to appreciate it
this guy is Instagramming it
Skeleton pulls something and then something will move..oh is that a penis?
I love this art…. double headed geisha
here’s a panoramic view of the whole exhibit.
At the Tin Aw Gallery will amaze you with lots of optical illusion, I didn’t know that illusion is a great effects for art and this piece is one of my favorite.
A table that will fool you if you look down and you’ll see the infinite below, but its just a mirror that reflects the small block and metal, and it looks like it’s a long post or unfinished post from a construction
more optical illusions at Tin Aw Gallery
Neon dots looked so 3D
There are lots of weird artworks found here in Art Fair Philippines, some are very entertaining, some are really great, others are not so….you know, but I’m also interested in drawings and paintings and most majority are paintings.
There are signs in every gallery, I just got lost and discovered so late that there are signs above and the name of the gallery.
This metallic chair is awesome, the back wings moves up and down and its like a flying chair
not sure if this is a bean bag.
Here’s the parking lot, and the whole 6th floor is now an art gallery
Here’s a gallery that shows that objects are an art
Metallic toy gun, I know this…we have those wooden toy guns back in the 80’s
flip flops made of cement
Monster plant made of yarns???
the sign…you’ll see this after the elevator
PBA star vs. The church
see FPJ ?
I see some art buyers and collectors here..
It’s a place where you can chat with fellow art enthusiast and collectors
Here’s a view of a gallery, and you won’t notice that you are in a parking lot
Ronald Ventura’s awesome sculpture artworks
Bul-ol looking statue showing its muscle layer
this one is very familiar.
Awesome set up of Ventura’s artwork.
I love this mix of doodle art
The Drawing room Gallery
At the Secret Fresh gallery
Its one of the new gallery and I’m glad that they joined just to show pop art and urban art style
This is new.. hahhaha.
transforming that Mao statue into another character….genius!
One of the orig art characters in painting, saw a sculpture of this last year in ToyCon
just playing around some Disney art
Forgot to check if this CG or traditional art
Salcedo Auctions gallery
The skeleton boatman….so freaky
Love that painting….. so dramatic for me.
this gallery shows a painting version and the real version of the tools
Over all, it’s the best art fair in the Philippines and I’m happy that I got the chance to see its preview day, In the past, I just attend in other art events but this event is a mind blown. I’m not an art collector, but I love to see different kind of style, concept, feelings of these artworks created by our top artist. Now I know why we are so a big boom in other countries, because it’s a one of kind that the pinoy artist can do for everyone.
congrats Art Fair Philippines and all of its heads
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.
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