Proclaimed as the country’s biggest art show on their event page, BLOOM might truly be one of the most significant markers or contemporary art among today’s younger generation, with some 80-90 artists participating in the multi-media exhibit.
Set on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Cubao X, this event promises to revive the art scene and youthful and idealistic energy that was alive and kicking in Cubao X years ago, which I dare say was also momentarily revived by Punchdrunk Panda’s Anteroom Sessions 2, an event/project I’m proud to have seen through to fruition earlier this year.
I really love such efforts towards making creativity and community thrive. And while Anteroom may not seem as big an effort at promoting the arts as Bloom, I’d like to think of all such endeavors as a collective movement. :)
Having said that, I also jumped on this chance to finally show some of my paintings to the public. I’ve been dabbling with watercolor painting on and off for some two years now. And I while feel small exhibiting next to some really talented and successful contemporaries, I also feel a triumph at finally just putting it out there.
So here are the pieces I submitted for possible display:
Old Nepalese Woman
12” x 9 1/16”
(Disclaimer: No Disclaimer Girl here :P)
I’ve been painting for some time now but I never really bothered (or wanted) to put my works up before. I usually felt that my previous work was mostly very technique-oriented (though I hardly have to technique down pat — oh shit, I disclaimered!), and thus, subjects are usually pre-determined by what would be good to learn in the application of a certain technique. This would usually mean landscapes, also drawn by fellow classmates.
And while I still make work based on paintings or photos, this is probably the first painting I finished that made me feel I created something I liked, and it’s what got me more interested in portrait painting. This was painted late last year and inspired me to try out different ways of painting a portrait, and really looking for subjects that inspired me. :)
So yeah, I guess this painting started it all, and this is a long overdue post, but I promised myself I’d be posting more artwork here.
How I Plan To Spend The Rest of My Long Weekend
This is meant to be a self-indulgent entry, and contains nothing (I imagine) of depth or meaning to other people, but more of, as I say in my blog description, “…just hoping that the public declaration of my plans and steps will keep me motivated and focused on my goals.”
You were warned.
Read on for my weekend to-do list.
What I have achieved this weekend so far:
1) Surprised Karlo (FRI)
2) Proposed new PdP business card design (SAT)
3) Proposed collab packaging sticker design (SAT)
And what I had intended but have yet to do are:
1) Redo NM logo/layout (SUN/MON)
2) Color and ink 2 pending paintings (MON)
3) Blog about the ff: (MON)
• 10 A Alabama
• Artist webisode shoot
• PFW ? (debatable)
• Painting ? (debatable)
• Redesign of NM
• Acquiring my Kindle
** I feel I left something out, but oh well. This is plenty.
1) Measure laptops against current laptop sleeve prototype (SUN/MON)
2) Create long term project updates/monitoring file for the team (TUES)
3) Think up merchandising needs for GPB (TUES)
I set out to accomplish a lot this weekend, specially with my backlog and my upcoming trip to Singapore to watch The National. So yeah. I definitely still have to get a lot of shite done.
Noooooo….50% of the long weekend is already overrr!!!