It was indeed a significant milestone for Art Lounge Manila as the gallery made its debut at the ninth edition of Art Fair Philippines.

From March 23 to April 1, the gallery presented "Ready... Get Set... Go!" an exhibition featuring 12 of Torres' allegorical pieces alluding to the forthcoming May elections, and the carnivalesque nature of the spectacles which mark the Presidential race.

‘Cartoon Heroes’ by Juanito Torres, oil on canvas, 75” x 82.75”
‘Cartoon Heroes’ by Juanito Torres, oil on canvas, 75” x 82.75”

‘Ready.. Get Set..’ by Juanito Torres, oil on canvas, 48” x 60”
‘Ready.. Get Set..’ by Juanito Torres, oil on canvas, 48” x 60”

With works that are pointed, thought-provoking and at times, humorous, the Torres exhibition provoked people to question what it is to love our country at this crucial point in time.

Art Lounge Manila (ALM) has previously showcased Juanito Torres' works titled "Quest for Freedom" in a show last June 2021.. The paintings featured in the exhibition were based on historical events.

ALM is a premiere art venue hosting important and rising talents from the local and international visual arts community. It hopes to promote arts and culture through well curated exhibitions, creative concepts, and collaborations between different artists, artforms, and institutions.

"Ready... Get Set... Go!: The Solo Exhibition of Juanito Torres" for Art Fair Philippines 2022 was launched with an art talk and vernissage. The exhibition was showcased at The Gallery at the 2nd and 3rd levels of Greenbelt 5 Mall in Makati City.

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