Welcome to Vintana’s Little Big Art Show. With astonishing creations from the minds and hands of a select group of seventeen artists, this show will take you deep into the heart of obsession, history, solitude, freedom, rebellion, love, and loss amid a precarious era. It’s a small show with big talent, but more than that, The Little Big Art Show revitalizes tropes from different generational practices to present their visually compelling and strange narratives in a new light. This online group exhibition includes works from Pardo de Leon, Jonathan Ching, Julie Lluch, Kiko Escora, Ernest Concepcion, Iggy Rodriguez, Lena Cobangbang, Paolo Icasas, Ehrran Montoya, Tin Garcia, Jucar Raquepo, Krista Nogueras, Denver Garza, Arvin Flores, Isha Naguiat, Tom Bucag, and Mai Saporsantos. While staying true to their oeuvre, each work embraces the cult of genius whether they’re extracting from formalist structures or breaking away from conventional themes.

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Coming from a family of celebrated artists, Aba Lluch Dalena has been an artist all her life. An art teacher, a painter, a sculptor, a poet, and a musician, Abad has been honing these abilities for over 30 years. She has exhibited around the world as a visual artist with respected museums acquiring her work as part of their permanent collections. To date, she has had 15 solo exhibitions and many more group exhibitions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Weekend Starts Here

Ramon Zulueta has been working surrounded by tropical trees and urban sprawl. His visual style is heavily inspired by a life-long love affair with Mod, a style movement that started with American jazz and European fashion in the Fifties and evolved into a counterculture that influences art, fashion, and music to this day.

Cacophony of Forms, Freaks, and Oddities

Jucar Raquepo’s satirical oil paintings feature packed compositions of cartoon dogs playing poker, Van Gogh with a crown, the iconic Batman crime boss, Two Face, and a very familiar outline surrounding all of these figures. This shape is that of the jeepney, its windshield, its main entrance flanked by tiny windows, its mudguards. With all that’s going on in these paintings of Raquepo, the jeepney serves as a most fitting overall organizing shape, even as these very shapes morph into outlines of different monsters. The jeepney-like facade is made complete with the garish placard declarations atop it.


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Peter Blake

Peter Blake

The wonderful swirl of visuals ranging from the most distinguished personalities and familiar cut-out treasures are all courtesy of Pop artist Peter Blake. The Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover art (1967) is Blake’s most well-known work among many others. This particular cover art has been lauded for its lasting cultural impact as it shows how the Beatles, who evolved from bouncy-banged teeny bopper stars to countercultural figureheads in the span of just a few years. The album’s musical density and its collage-crafted cover is well-documented by Blake in collaboration with his wife, American Pop artist Jann Haworth. The image focuses on the Beatles in the center surrounded by a cast of cultural heavies including Aleister Crowley, Lenny Bruce, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carl Jung, Bob Dyla, Wallace Burman, Fred Astaire, Dylan Thomas, and many more. Drawing from various styles, Blake also made notable album cover art such as Paul Weller’s “Stanley Road”, Eric Clapton’s “Me and Mr. Johnson”, Band Aid’s single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, Brian Wilson’s seventh solo album “Gettin’ In Over My Head”, The Who’s “Who” and “Face Dances” where he commissioned paintings of the band by fellow British artists including David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, and Tom Phillips, and Oasis’ greatest hits album “Stop the Clocks”. Other acts with records bearing Blake’s art include Pentangle, Madness, Landscape, etc. Sir Peter Blake is a leading figure in the art world and is often referred to as the Godfather of British Pop Art. He is best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. His paintings are centered on his love affair with music and pop culture which are infused in his collages. He was knighted in 2002 a Buckingham Palace for his services to art.

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Midnight Paintings: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

September 24, 2021

Although famous for his rhyming picture books, Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss created hundreds of artworks he called his “Midnight Paintings”.

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Miguel Aquilizan

September 04, 2021

Aquilizan continually experiments with new ways to engage with materials and objects collected and scavenged.

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Andy Warhol's 1950s Drawings

September 01, 2021

Touch becomes almost alive, animated in the drawings through not just the hand, not just the fingers.

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Andy Warhol's 1950s Drawings