FILIPINO Christian Regis unveiled his latest solo exhibit entitled Light and Silhouettes on November 6 at the New World Makati Hotel.
A promising contemporary artist of humble beginnings, Regis aims to help in the preservation of the country’s heritage by painting it in abstract images.
“The exhibit gives a representation of our heritage—lighthouses, the old houses, churches and sites—which for me is the foundation of society.
Painting them on a contemporary form gives a deeper appreciation to the viewer,” Regis expressed in the opening.
In the one-man show, he showcases over 40 artworks, mostly new ones with some lent by private collections of World Vision Philippines and the Government Service Insurance System.
A highlighted series are the historical establishments inside Intramuros including “Grandeur of Fort Santiago,” “Inramuros Ruins,” “Ruins of an Old Wall (Intramuros),” “Fort Santiago Series (Daylight),” and “Intramuros Gate.” Other subjects come from provinces like Bohol, Batanes, and Pampanga.
Joining him at the momentous event was art enthusiast and collector Karl McLean, who continuously supports Regis. According to McLean, when he first saw Regis’ works, which he described as colorful, it encouraged him to continue collecting art.
In the opening, he shared, “We need to help Christian. A young artist like him doesn’t know a thing about sales and marketing. He knows only of art, so we need to help him.”
Lights and Silhouettes is on view at the New World Makati Hotel until November 20.