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I grew up in Pangasinan and most of my summers were spent at the Lingayen Beach. They were glorious childhood years. My first drawings were those of flowers, mostly roses I made as greeting cards. I sold them to my cousins who were my age. I was about 9 then. In the elementary school, my artworks were always displayed at the bulletin board and having no inclination that I was going to be an artist in my adult life, they looked trivial for me but thumbtacked papers on the wall.


High school days were unremarkable save for the drawing I made as an artist of our school newspaper. I still can remember every detail of that drawing until now. College life was so different. I dropped from my Architecture class because I was already having nightmarish dreams about numbers. Until I decided to transfer to Fine Arts which at that time was at the same building as CAFA at the University of Sto. Tomas. It was a tumultuous, hurly burly 4 years of finishing never ending school plates.


Then came 19 years of unproductive married life with no art. At all. Not even a single remembrance of a pencil sketch. On the professional side however, I began exploring different aspects of a marketing career from being a coordinator between the program distributor of Mazinger Z and Channel 9, both now defunct, to being the marketing manager of some Mattel brands. In 1999, I transferred to Crown Supply Corporation and headed its marketing of Faber-Castell, Dong-A, Deli Stationery and Copic Markers. This is the landscape of my marketing works. It is my advertising field. Promotions. Events. Merchandising Display. Social Media and now E-commerce. This is my left brain machine working for me.


My art? It is suffering. Art is different from advertising. Abstract expressionism is something else. My art is suffering in a way because I have self-imposed limitations brought about by my corporate discipline. Abstract art is unbounded, unlimited, unfathomable. Abstract expressionism is the most confusing art. It is trying to navigate the hallows of an empty space and for most of the time I would just blankly stare at the whiteness of its white. It is easier to create figurative art because one can refer to the whole universe as its point of reference but for abstract, well…it is…abstract. Unless I can find my muse in the textures of a wooden curtain, in the uneven intricacies of a dilapidated wall, a used up tarpaulin whose texts are lost in its worn out fibers, a sheer cloth against the sunlight, then I can make my art. That is when my Hibla art is created. A lot of people would ask me this, when do I say my painting is finished? When there is that complete feeling of lightness in me and look at my painting in wonderment and would ask myself: Nagawa ko to?

 

SELECTED WORKS

  

 

Hibla Sa Ahensya 1

 

 

 

Hibla Sa Ahensya 2

 

 


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EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2008
PHILIPPINE ETHNICITY
The Art Gallery, Philippine Heart Center

2009
PINAGMULAN
The UST Museum

2010
HIBLA 3
Renaissance Gallery

2011
HIBLA 4
Renaissance Gallery

2012
HIBLA 5
Renaissance Gallery

2013
HIBLA 6
Philippine Center, New York

2013 
HIBLA 7
Blue + Gray, Serendra 2

2015
HIBLA 8
National Museum

2017
HIBLA 9
Alliance Francaise de Manille


 

Group Shows

2019
LUPANG HINIRANG
The Gallery of Solaire

2019 
SELF
Altromondo, Makati City

2019
ART HARVEST
Gallery C, Conrad Manila

2018
VIAJERO
Philippine Consulate Office, San Francisco, California

2018
DIVERSION
Art Anton S’Maison, Mall of Asia Complex

2017 
ART BLAST 2017
SM Art Center, Megamall

2017
ABSTRACT REVIEWED
Qube Gallery, Cebu

2014
DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION
Art Center, Mandaluyong City

2013 
MANILA ART
SM Aura Convention Center, Taguig

2013 
A DECADE OF RENAISSANCE ART GALLERY
Art Center, Mandaluyong City

 2013
CORNUCOPIA
Queens, New York City

2009
ARTISTANG TOMASINO AKO!
Shangri-la Plaza, 3rd level

2009
PASYONASYON
Main Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines

2005 
VISIONS AT PLATINUM
GSIS Museum ng Sining

2005 
100 WOMEN ARTISTS
Cultural Center of the Philippines

2003 
BUOD
NCCA Gallery

2002 
KAARTEHAN
UP Vargas Museum

2002 
KABABAIHAN AT KAPAYAPAAN
St. Scholastica’s College – Women’s Center,

2001 
INIINOM PO ANG ICED TEA…
Illustrado Gallery, Intramuros, Manila

 

ADVERTISING EXPERIENCE

Richwell Trading Corporation
1996 to 1998: Marketing Manager

Crown Supply Corporation
1999 to present: Head of Marketing

 

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