Two young talents from the Visual Arts and Design (VAD) course of St. Scholastica’s College in Manila merge in an exhibit that showcases one concrete vision that highlights the importance of reflection in various aspects of the life of an individual.
The exhibit titled ‘Reflection’ was organized by graduating VAD students that features paintings and prints by the two artists.
The show opened on February 5 at the Gallery Two of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and will run until February 15.
The two artists, Diletta Legowo and Zelissa Raymundo, prove that different values need not contradict but complement.
Diletta Legowo, a figurative expressionist, presents a series of paintings of human nudes in her endeavour to highlight the equality among humans. In line with that Legowo, who seeks to encourage appreciation and push her audience towards finding comfort in the nude images that would normally discomfort.
Legowo expressed that “there shouldn’t be any unease in seeing these body parts that belong to all of us. In flesh humans are somehow equal. There is also a reason to celebrate, and an even more important reason to express gratitude to our own bodies – the vehicle for all our actions, everyone has a tendency to neglect that.”
Zelissa Raymundo, meanwhile, took on the challenge of reflecting the 10 Benedictine values of her alma mater, with a fresh vantage point that is more relevant to today’s fast paced society.
More significantly, she takes on the challenge of modernizing the traditional practice of printmaking in her own style that gives much importance to composition and symbolism.
In addition to their exhibit, the two artists will be presenting an art talk on February 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the NCCA office in Manila.
For inquiries, email Diletta at firstname.lastname@example.org or Zelissa at email@example.com.