Kuris Kuris (to doodle) officially opened on December 5th at Ang Panublion Museum. The four featured artists, Lucille Manuel, Nubbin Beldia, Julien Tan and Angie Boluso Viterbo, were classmates at St. Mary's Academy. What started as doodling in grade school for these friends turned into passion projects they embraced through adulthood. Their paintings are rich narratives of their growing up years in Roxas City. Kuris Kuris exhibition ends December 30.
Ophelia in Summer by Lucille Manuel is representative of her style of painting using blue hues and a female subject. The tragic story of Ophelia is not lost to the viewer. This is a bittersweet work which Lucille dedicated to friends and classmates who have left this world.
Julien Tan's fascination with pop art manifests itself in this painting, Happy Days. Tan took his interest a step further by adding his personal childhood experiences and recollections to his canvases like the Pork and Beans can which has a prominent place in this painting.
Hampang Kita Bulak Kag Dahon, Acrylic and Mixed Media on Marine Plywood
Angie Boluso Viterbo's paintings revels in bright colors and happy childhood memories. The head of the child has been enlarged to bring attention to a child's big dreams. Using a rondo, she further hints at the endless cycle of a child's mind. Here she depicts her cousin, Lisa Boluso, who loves to pick up flowers and leaves and crowns her with colorful blooms.
Nubbin Beldia uses a G.I. sheet rather than a canvas for his paintings. He also adds industrial pigments to his palette. Notice the thick impasto and incised lines throughout the painting. This work is called, Asinine Thoughts.
Images by TravelswithCharie