Sunday, March 27, 2016

An Artsy Weekend: Art Fair Philippines 2016

Confession: In school, one of the subjects I least liked was Art class. We had projects like collage, painting and drawing and I just didn't have it in me - that artsy fartsy creative bone in my body. I remember watching my friend, Anerine back in 6th grade, create an artwork using pastels and being equally fascinated and jealous at the same time because she's got the talent for it. I do believe she even entered art competitions in school back then.

Anyway, I learned to let that go and simply appreciate other people's works of arts. So last month, another friend of mine, Mai Ann invited Ryan and I to visit Art Fair Philippines. She'd wanted to check out since last year - for some reason though we didn't get to do so 'til this year.

Art Fair is held annually at The Link, Makati. Since 2013, this event has served as an avenue for modern and contemporary Philippine visual artists to exhibit and sell their best works. Art Fair is also another venue where art is made accessible to enthusiasts, those who are looking to discover a new art work to invest in and those who are simply curious. The 4th floor of SM Megamall also houses some art works that people can view, appreciate and buy too.

Here are the various art works that we saw at this year's art fair exhibit. 

Glass sculptures by Ramon Orlina. This is not the first time I saw pieces of his work. When I visited Tagaytay with some other friends a couple of years back at his then newly opened museum. 







Of course I did see a lot of paintings there. Here are the ones that caught my eye.







Other kinds of art that I liked at the Art Fair:

Eye see you! 




This is the first time I saw an art installation like this. I was seriously amazed that this is just the effect of mirrors.


City of Pencils 


I enjoyed going to the Art Fair even though my feet hurt from walking around and climbing up the stairs (the elevator was too packed with people). It's nice to do something new and different on a weekend when I'm usually just hanging out in a coffee shop. 

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