Speaking of Dan Matutina, the DF girls + boy (Green Guide) went to see the ‘We Are Not Aimless’ art exhibit in White Space, Makati where Dan is one of the featured artists. Also, Pepper Roxas and Abi Goy, who both have been previously featured here in df, are also part of the said exhibit.
It’s not your usual ‘serious’ art exhibit. The pieces are fun, fresh, and a bit quirky with regards to their chosen subjects, messages, composition and techniques. The large pieces, mostly paintings, are displayed at the ground floor while the smaller ones, like art prints and mixed media sculptures, are at the second floor. Here’s a sneak peek! More pictures in our flickr page.
The exhibit runs until February 6, 2011 (see event poster at the bottom of the post for more details). -ardel
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Isabel “Pepper” Roxas is a young Filipino illustrator and graphic designer based in Astoria, Queens, New York. She was a Fullbright scholar and a graduate of the Pratt Institute’s graduate design program. She’s a member of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK) and has been drawing for kids since 1998. I stumbled upon her and her website last week through a recent post in Always Saturday about her art prints and her store in La’O Center in Arnaiz Ave., Makati.
I love her art! It’s quite rare that I come across artists who produce what I call “child-friendly” art or artworks that can be displayed in a nursery or kid’s room. I especially love one drawing in her website (top photo) of a girl with a huge flower because it somehow reminds me of my flower drawings when I was a child. I also like her illustrations for Araw sa Palengke (Day in the Market) which bring back childhood memories when I used to go to the market with my mom. (Hmmm, now I know what to give for my godchild Sophia’s birthday!)
It’s such a shame that it was only now that I came to know about her and her work. I had two children’s rooms for Space Starters early this year and I could have featured her art prints there! Maybe next time…
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