Dubbed as Vitruvian Women, the exhibit spotlights the works of Tara Lalaine Natividad, Jen Lorenzo, Lily Villanueva-Castillo with Luisa Galang and Heidi Rodriguez at the Tam-Awan gallery.
According to Natividad, the artworks highlight their journey in art as women. She says, “When women have children of their own, they almost, always give up their artistic pursuits and concentrate on their family life. Some are stamped out by critiques of other artists, mostly male, who appear to just brush us off.”
But neither of those hindrances deters her in creating art and being taken seriously.
As the first child in a brood of six brought up by a nonagenarian grandmother and a single mother, she has intimate epitomes of strength in her home to begin with.
Meanwhile, Lorenzo, prolific with her sketches, captures the essence of refinement and beauty. Her strokes are an acuity of exactness that permeates the affection of the beholder. Her hands capture the very beauty of the portraitures she creates.
Castillo, who puts her childlike charm in her work, loves color as well as black artworks, saying “art has no boundaries, limits or endings. You do your art as long as you live . . We express and show our self through our artworks.”
While Galang’s depict her innermost thoughts never defining them giving onlookers the freedom to give their own interpretation, she is newest
For the art of Rodriguez, she says, “I have always deviated from the doctrine that universals have a real objective existence specifically in presenting my subjects. Often, my art has been shunned for its unrealistic representations and execution.
“The brighter my art, the sadder and more melancholic I am. An extreme opposition to what many critics thinks that bright hues, shades or tints manifest happiness equivocal to its thesauri synonyms,” she adds.
The exhibit also features artists Mhargrette dela Cruz and Marlyn Delazo Bulayo.
Bulayo will feature her digital art which seeks to express color in all its beauty while Cruz works depict life’s little happy family moments.