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“Enchanting Impressions” by Carlo Ongchangco debuts at the newly opened Galerie Joaquin U.P. Town Center

Visual artist Carlo Ongchangco’s oeuvre is whimsical but not frivolous. His works borrow from the language of children’s book illustration, graphic design, cartoon and pop art. He uses subdued colors that create a wistful, nostalgic mood for the subjects that populate his works. “Enchanting Impressions” is Ongchangco’s ode to Vincent van Gogh’s inimitable art: defined …

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“Tuhog” at Arte Pintura

  Conceived by artist-curator Norlie Meimban, “Tuhog” brings to the fore the works of the visual talents deserving recognition from various regions of the country. Over 50 artists have converged in this year-end show at Arte Pintura Gallery. Representative works are “The Sower of the Seeds” by Abe Orobia, “Imogen” by Katrina Cuenca, and “Bloom” …

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#1artMerge! at Art Anton

Year-end gallery shows are a perfect time for a re-appraisal, recalibration , even reminiscence, of the past twelve months’ labor of love: artmaking in every species and tendency of self-expression. Artist Demetrio Dela Cruz, curator of “#artMerge!” on view at Art Anton (Nov 8-Dec 27), aptly declares: “Pop surrealism, Impressionism and modern abstraction are fused …

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Heaven on the Seventh Floor

Anna de Leon likes to use song lyrics in naming her artworks and her exhibitions. So when she moved to her new space, in a condo unit on the seventh floor, “it seems perfect that I name my exhibition with that song,” said de Leon as she surveyed the panoramic view which spans the hills …

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