Published June 12, 2021
“Kailangan sa artist ang sincerity. Gusto kong ipakilala ang sarili ko sa mundo, at one way to do that is from my own firsthand experience na lumaki ako sa siyudad, maraming influence sa education, sa art” -Elmer Borlongan
While the Philippines seems to be perpetually wrapped in a dark age, renowned Filipino contemporary artist Elmer Borlongan continues to hold up the mirror to reflect unique perspectives on modern Philippine life. And that includes pain and suffering as well as ultimately finding solace in resiliency.
Today, despite the difficulties, may we still celebrate Philippines Independence Day with our hearts and remember to fight for our culture and our education even in the smallest manifestations of art.
Happy Independence Day artists and art lovers!