Manila Art 2017: A few snapshots

Manila Art 2017 burst with so many local as well as some participating foreign artists. Here are a few of my snapshots from Manila Art’s VIP Night which was well-attended. Indeed Filipino artists are at still definitely at par with global counterparts.

Ramon Orlina

Rayos Del Sol

Dominic Rubio

Ram Mallari

Demi Padua




Manila Art 2017: IGNACIO Symphony of Seasons 2 at Galerie Nine starting Oct. 20

Manila Art – Symphony of Seasons 2 at the Galerie Nine – 4th level SM Megamall starting Oct. 20


Manila Art 2017: IGNACIO Landscapes

For almost a couple of years now I have been posting about the celluloid works and TV shows of multi-awarded International Film and Television Director and Cinematographer, Louie Lagdameo Ignacio.

Often the posts are very general and focused on the works rather than the director. Admittedly, I have difficulty to encapsulate what I want to say. Aside from being blessed to belong to Basta Every Day Happy (2014) and Sarap Diva TV (2012 to present) shows, I have admired his work on ‘Asintado’ (2014), ‘Child Haus’ (2015), ‘Laut’ (2016) and ‘Area’ (2016), etc. I often tease him as the “best actress-maker” because Aiko Melendez, Barbie Forteza and Ai-Ai Delas Alas received such a prestigious recognition internationally when they acted on his films.

Only a few know that Direk Louie is also a painter. In CEU (Centro Escolar Universty, his alma mater), his paintings are displayed just outside the LAH seminar rooms 2 and 3.

He has worked with different mediums like watercolor, acrylic and even ‘calado’ (latticework) and has had solo exhibitions since 2010. Each and every exhibit presents a different experience from vivid colors to dramatic monochromatic masterpieces.

IGNACIO Landscapes at Manila Art 2017 overflowed with vibrant colors and meticulous brush techniques. Its like you’re transported to a vast field on a sunny day or taking in the sunset across a canyon while the moon slowly rises – I can go on and on but trust me, you just have to experience his amazing works of art.

What follows are clips and photos from Manila Art 2017.

Together with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and with the support of top local and international fine art galleries, ManilArt showcases works of vibrant new and upcoming talents, as well as iconic masters of the Philippine art scene. Echoing the rich cultural assertion of Filipinos complemented by international artists’ presentation, the fair is sure to captivate and engage the youth, the educators, the critics, young and seasoned collectors alike, art vanguards and the quad-media.

ManilArt 2017 is co-presented with the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO) and the ManilArt Foundation, Incorporated (MAFI).Β #manilaartΒ #manilaart2017


Manila Art: 2017 exhibition of the top Art Galleries showcasing the best of the best of Filipino Art

MANILA ART is the largest and longest running Visual Art Fair in the Philippines. Established in 2009, its mandate is to promote Philippine Culture through the visual arts. A project co-presented by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), ManilaArt’s vision is to make the Philippines an Art Hub in Asia. Over the years, its aim to increase the exposure of Filipino talents here in the Philippines and worldwide.

The four-day exhibition of the top Art Galleries nationwide representing artists from different region of the country, will showcase the best of the best of Filipino Art.
Ticket Prices:
Student/Senior P150
General Admission: P200
Gala Night: P2,500