Saying ‘Goodbye’ and the works of Monnar Baldemor

“When you leave home to follow your dreams, your road will probably be riddled with potholes, not always paved in happy Technicolor bricks. You’ll probably be kicked to the ground 150 million times and told you’re nuts by friends and strangers alike. As you progress you may feel lonely or terrified for your physical and…

Anafe Nemenzo’s humans and mandalas

She calls herself as sexy artist. In fact, she is. And Anafe O. Nemenzo shows her “sexiness” through her works, since those art pieces are always rendered in full, vivid colors.

When the heart can truly see: a review of Kita Kita

Perhaps, Sigrid Andrea Bernardo is an alchemist of sorts, for in her latest movie, Kita Kita (roughly translated I See You) she has had turned “lead” into “gold”. Of course, we all know she’s not. To be honest, it is a gem among Filipino movies, especially in the Filipino romantic comedy (romcom).

Villa Milagros: A Gem at the Heart of Rodriguez, Rizal

I am always fascinated with old things, old houses, and historical places. For me, they are repository of memories—bitter and sweet. Memories are what we made of. In fact, according to a science article, memories can be passed on for 14 generations through our DNA. And in the Municipality of Rodriguez (formerly Montalban) in the…

And they have created something wonderful…

AS I ALWAYS SAY, artists are a different kind of species of being. Inside of them are a child and an adult. The child dictates what to draw and what to paint; the adult was the one that gives it some perspective. The imagination is supplied by this inner child and the one that makes…

Balloons, beauties, and visions of Zorrick Piñero Enriquez

The molave tree before it is strong and hard and sturdy, it was a small and fragile sapling. And the young artist from the province where kapeng barako, balisong, and burdang Taal were found, Zorrick Piñero Enriquez is like that fragile-looking molave sapling—but you know that in the coming days, he would be strong and sturdy,…

Yes, I am talking to you, my young artist friends…

I have talked to a senior artist and casually told him that I was convincing some younger artists to invest on publishing their own catalogues and create their own websites. By doing so, I have explained, they can have a broader reach and will increase the probability of selling their artworks, here and abroad. But…