‘Horse Power’ thunders into town
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - September 7, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Make way and make time.

Horse Power, the art show, thunders into LRI Design Plaza in Bel Air II, Makati City on Sept. 11 with the exciting promise to engage the viewer into a discovery of the strength and power of the horse, the animal, to attract and mesmerize beyond its impressive physical attributes.  

This show is given life by eight of the country’s leading and quick-rising lights in the art world today with known guest personalities such as a horse-lover and art patron, a chef-painter, a digital artist, a woodworker expert on Victorian rocking horses, and a well-recognized photographer who also organizes and curates the show.

Salvador “Buds” Convocar and Salvador “Buddy” Ching lead the luminaries.

Omi Reyes is another admired and recognized veteran who uniquely fingerpainted flowerscapes then gravitated towards his Steampunk series evoking the mood of 19th  century British Victorian era.

Aner Sebastian quickly labels himself as a “colorist,” and indeed, his works burst with colors and textures, weaving his works gently into the imagination of both serious art patrons and the mere passersby. 

Women people the multi-awarded paintings of Hermes Alegre — sensuous and seductive, serene and sensitive, highlighted by his much in demand nude renditions.

Roel Obemio’s works pay tribute to Colombian artist Fernando Botero and “boterismo,” with its expanded exaggeration of figures, faces and objects. 

The dreamscape works of Francis Nacion Jr.  is noticeably dominated by rounded one-eyed characters, textural etchings and brilliant colors.

On the brink of critical recognition among Philippine art enthusiasts, Jaime Gubaton is noticed for his social realism.

Guest artists are led by lawyer Jose Ferdinand “Joy” Rojas II, the acting chairman and GM of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), who is an enthusiastic art collector and patron turned painter of horses in water color.

Monchot Ongsiako, a chef educated in a US culinary school but also a prolific water colorist, joins the group, flanked by veteran ace photographer Mandy Navasero.

P. Michael Daza, the only Asian woodworker producing authentic Victorian rocking horses, caps off the exciting much-awaited event.

Open to the public, show runs from Sept. 12 to 17 at the LRI Art Gallery. For inquiries, call 896-3208 or 0916-7463883.

ANER SEBASTIAN ART ART GALLERY BEL AIR BRITISH VICTORIAN CONVOCAR AND SALVADOR DESIGN PLAZA FERNANDO BOTERO FRANCIS NACION JR. HERMES ALEGRE
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