Samsung recently spearheaded its newest advocacy, Samsung Supports the Arts that launched a digital art gallery application.
Masterpieces is a digital art gallery that features contributed artworks by established and emerging artists, in digital forms such as graphics, photos and videos, created with the Samsung tablets.
In December 2013, the online gallery held its first exhibit curated by Iola Lenzi, a leading regional contemporary art curator, critic and writer. Featured were 25 local artists namely Alwin Reamillo, Claro J. Ramirez, Costantino Zicarelli, Dex Fernandez, Don Salubayba, Ernest Concepcion, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, , Igan D’ Bayan, Jason Montinola, Jose John Santos 3rd, Josephine Turalba, Mariano Ching Mark Salvatus, Mideo Cruz, Nikki Luna, Norberto Roldan, Pam Yan-Santos, Poklong Anading, Pow Martinez, Romeo Lee, Victor Balanon, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan—who all created their original digital artwork using the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
Also showcased at the Ayala Museum, the Masterpieces exhibit envisioned the local art scene to further develop and flourish with the help of technology—enabling artists to create, share and be recognized in a larger audience with a faster response time.
It also hopes to successfully build a local art community using built-in social networking tools to express and share appreciation for the arts. This encourages Filipinos of all ages to unleash their creativity and join in thousands of enthusiasts, experts and even beginners in sharing their love and passion for creating art—more than just an app, Masterpieces is a modern facet in culture cultivation in society today.
Traditionalists will also enjoy using Masterpieces as it uses a classic gallery type of interface that simulates the reality of visiting your local art gallery or museum.
Samsung Supports the Arts is truly a one-of-a-kind initiative that perfectly marries classic art forms and the ever-changing landscape of the digital art age.
The Masterpieces application is available exclusively on Samsung Apps and Google Play, optimized for a range of Samsung devices such as the GALAXY Note 10.1, GALAXY Note 8.0 and GALAXY Tab (10.1), also exclusively available in Samsung Smart TV. Visit www.masterpiecesart.com.