MIRRORS: Gromyko’s Framed Mysteries[1]

Anyone who has an interest with the mysterious, with the intricacies of the human mind, and with the spiritual things, will fall in love with Gromyko Semper’s works easily; and it includes this author. Semper, a 25-year old artist from Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija (a province in Central Luzon, the biggest island of the three […]

MIRRORS: Looking at the Face of Injustice in the Philippines

On the last note, let everyone—every spectator—reflect on each “mirror” hanging on the walls of the exhibition area and to examine the facts being reflected in there and assess if they do really replicate the events happening in the Philippine society today or this is just a bunch of propaganda. And everybody must say, Amen.

Let’s go cheesy, though it’s not Valentine’s Day: Heart’s “All I Wanna Do (Is Make Love to You)”

I love music. I used to play octavina, that guitar-like instrument with 14 strings and had become a part of a rondalla. I was grade 3 then and studying in a public elementary school in Malabon, the city of fish, pancit, and floods. That was, uh, 11 years ago. I gave up rondalla and never […]

Doon Po Sa Amin… A look into Bladimir C. Usi’s art

“Bata pa lang ako ay nakitaan na agad ako ng aking mga magulang at mga kakilala na may talento daw ako sa pagguhit. Kaya elementary graduate ako nuon na may honor bilang “artist of the year” (akala ko, artista na ´ko). At nasundan pa nung high school ako. Marami kasi ang tamad mag-drowing sa mga klasmeyt ko, kaya nagpiprisinta ako na ako na lang ang magdrowing, kapalit ay pera (I was very young when my parents and some colleagues saw my talent in drawing. That’s why, when I’ve graduated in elementary, I was conferred with the “Artist of the Year” Award, I thought I was already a star! (He said, jokingly). Then I entered high school. My classmates are too lazy to draw [school projects and assignments], so I offer them my drawing services for a fee), says Filipino cartoonist Bladimer C. Usi.