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 […]

BAWAL/FORBIDDEN

Rebuke is unique not because of its theme; but due to the diversity of the ideas on how to present the art of correction or reprimand, in a canvas or any other medium.

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.