This show recognizes the diverse processes by which artists conceive of drawings. Rather than a device for illusionism and symbolism, the lines of a drawing can be indexical, the direct outcome of a process. A drawing can be a process of accumulating layers, an engagement with existing images. For others, drawing starts as a response to non-traditional materials or recent technology. It can be as convenient as selecting and combining images from one’s own mental library.

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Vignettes from the Studio of Julie Lluch is a collection of her recent cold cast marble sculptures. Take a closer look and enjoy these exquisite forms that are accentuated by her expressive use of color.

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It’s a small show with big talent! Enjoy astonishing creations from the minds and hands of a select group of seventeen artists.

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Sehnsucht comes in many colors and forms. For Filipino contemporary artist, Aba Lluch Dalena, the colors and shapes in her paintings display a sweet departure from reality.

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Chromanila

Christian Regis is a Filipino visual artist whose work has caught the attention and interest of both local and international art aficionados for his distinctive interpretation of Manila's historical landmarks, their streets, and their edifices. He has had various solo exhibitions namely “Lights and Silhouettes” at New World Makati, “Abstraktika” at the Ayala Museum, and “Colorful World of Regis” in the US, among others. Regis continues to participate in group exhibitions and solo shows across Manila. He is currently in a residency program in Tuscany, Italy.

Spirits of Unsung Christmas Carols

In celebration of the Christmas season and Vintana.ph’s gallery opening, we prepared a group art exhibit entitled “Spirits of Unsung Christmas Carols”. In this exhibition, Vintana presents vibrant and meaningful Christmas-themed artworks by emerging artists across the Philippines. Each work has their own stories behind them—scenes and images that speak of sweet Christmas childhood memories like a caroling street child, a mechanical toy box with 80s and 90s vintage Filipino toys, dynamic strokes of abstract shapes and colors, and much more.

Mind over Matter

Van Tuico is a mid-career Filipino contemporary artist who works in painting and sculpture. His works, mostly paintings, employ the use of acrylic paint and industrial materials, such as cement and stainless steel. Unlike other artists whose work may seem similar, Tuico isn’t motivated to be intensely focused on materials and processes. These materials represent raw matter for Tuico to process and imbue with sensibilities, metaphors, and narratives, which derive not only from art, but from life and even the Spirit. They signify a bigger picture or a coming together of ideas in and outside the work of art. It could result from the process by which a theological principle is finally experienced. It could be an abstract or philosophical idea that finally makes sense or becomes practical. It could be the story behind a found object incorporated into a painting. Whatever the case, something is always going on that enters into the work as it is being made.


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Masi Oliveria

Masi Oliveria

Masi Oliveria’s paintings eschew the controlled and polished planes of Neoclassical painting. Hers is distinctive, irreverent, deformed, and often mixing madness and beauty in her figurative output. While there are preserved elements of emotion and perhaps even high drama, her pictorial inventions are purposefully devoid of sentimentality---an essential quality that may not be fully understood. Interpretations of Oliveria’s oeuvre could well be half-hidden in the profusion of her artistry, with sharp truths of observations shrouded in her witty caricatures of prosaic undertakings. Interestingly, Oliveria’s strange figures become a stand-in for the chaos of contemporary life as she injects twists of literary fiction and Kunsterroman tales, a genre with a long and celebrated past. Most heavily influenced by the contrasting aesthetics of old master painting and pop art, her prose-novelistic narratives portray a frenzied existence, fraught with turbulence and decay with a complexity on its own as her characters find metaphoric footing in their ironic fates. Masi Oliveria is a graduate of University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as a writer and started painting in 2018, exhibiting her work at alternative art spaces, particularly Kalawakan Spacetime and Project 20 Gallery in Quezon City. She has also exhibited her works in group shows at Art Informal Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, and District Gallery. Her works were also included at the 2020 Art Fair Philippines through Project 20 Gallery.

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Is Jumalon

November 16, 2021

Filipina Contemporary artist Is Jumalon describes creating her mostly large scale drawings in charcoal and soft pastel.

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Aiya Balingit

November 11, 2021

Filipino contemporary artist Aiya Balingit’s work is a riot of pastel colors, nostalgic fantasies, busy girls in sailor fuku outfits, and mischievous smiles peeking at the viewer with wide-eyed innocence.

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Rene Bituin

November 09, 2021

“The way I draw is through an impulsive accumulation of lines with no initial plan or sketches. Just a continuous addition of lines until a suggestion of form or depth is achieved…” or until the surface is complicated into a puzzle of two parts, the organic and the geometric.

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Rene Bituin