“Chaos and Awe” was born from artists Jaime Gubaton’s yearning for a more positive mindset more positive mindset, both from himself and the world around him. What started out as simple response to the current global situation evolved into a trajectory from anxiety to hope, and a journey to see the good in everything in spite of the precariousness of the world we live in today.
Jaime Gubaton was already winning art contest as far back as he can remember, beating other kids twice his height and age. Gubaton is a Fine Arts graduate with a major in Advertising from University of the East, Caloocan. He would eventually compete and win in bigger and more prestigious national competitions such as the PLDT -DPC National Cover Art Contest, Art Competition, Department of Agrarian Reform On-the-Spot Painting Competition, and Metrobank Art & Design Competition (Painting Category). His artistic philosophy has inspired him to create works that show a deep respect for Philippine culture and tradition, as well as for his audience, whoever and whatever they in life.
What is the story behind your painting “Troubled Waters”?
“Troubled Waters” is a 4×6 ft Painting na naging Entry ko sa Phil Art Award last 2019. It was shortlisted in MetroManila.
It depicts the lives of our local fishermen in the West Phillippine Sea who tries to earn a living and continue to brave the dangers of being attacked by Chinese Coastguards. It about the disputed territory claimed by China and Philippines.
Chaos and Awe is on view from October 8 to November 8, 2020. Visit the virtual gallery and for more details get in touch Altro Mondo Creative Space.