Dates: 14 Nov 2012 - 18 Nov 2012
It wouldn't be an Utterly Art affair without Pinoy artists! We are pleased to present new blue figurative work by Randy Solon in high contrast and shadow, the detailed realism, top-down view and technological fantasies of Norman Dreo and the delightful balloon-flying brass figures of Michael Cacnio. We also introduce for the first time, Paul Hilario, who is making a name for himself with his frozen narratives. We will also feature familiar favourites of Fenando Escora, Jeho Bitancor, John Paul Antido and Pedro Felix Garcia II.
John Paul Antido studied Painting at the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, Diliman campus, and has exhibited in the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. He won Grand Prize twice at the Art Petron 2nd and 5th National Student Art Competition (2002, 2005), 2nd place at the GSIS 2nd Annual Painting Competition (2005) and 3rd place at the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Competition (2008). He has held solo shows at the Boston Gallery and Ayala Museum in the Philippines.
Jeho Bitancor is a US-based Filipino artist known for his paintings and performance art works which predominantly express progressive leanings and acute social investigation and critique. He is a Cultural Centre of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Awardee of 2006, who has exhibited extensively in the Philippines, Singapore, USA, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Trained in the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (1984-1992), and the New York City Art Studentâ€™s League (1
Nearly twenty years in the art scene, TOYM (The Outstanding Young Men) Philippines 2006 awardee Michael Cacnio is considered to be one of the countryâ€™s finest brass sculptors today. Since his graduation from Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines in 1991, he has made himself much beloved as a sculptor of the everyday Filipino, depicting children playing traditional games, workers engaged in cheerful and industrious labour, tender scenes between parent and child or people facing the dil
Norman Dreo (born 1970) topped the talent test upon entering the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines in the mid-80s. His art has been exhibited extensively in the Philippines, Singapore, Vermont, USA and in Europe. He has won several prizes at the Metrobank National Art Competition, Art Association of the Philippines and Ateneo Art Awards. In 2000, he was awarded Jurorâ€™s Choice at the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards in Singapore and the Philippine
One of the established contemporary artists in the Philippines, Fernando Escora has been active in exhibitions in Manila and throughout South East Asia. A graduate in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines, Fernando is a full-time artist. His 4ft x 8ft canvas entitled â€œSinking with the Garbageâ€ has been part of the Singapore Art Museumâ€™s collection since 2009. As one of the forerunners of large-scale drawings in the Philippines, Fernandoâ€™s primary medium ha
Pedro Felix Garcia II graduated from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in EspaÃ±a, Manila with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Painting in 2001. With prizes from a number of prestigious art competitions, such as the Nokia, Shell and AAP (Art Association of the Philippines) Art Awards, he has joined several group exhibitions and will be holding his 10th solo. His works have been included in art fairs at Prague and the Netherlands, and he is presently completing his Masterâ€™s degree in Fine A
Paul Hilario enjoys making art that tickles your mind, some analytical, evocative, and most often with underlying stories that he creates from his fertile mind. For his painting methods, Paul learnt old-master techniques from the Byzantine era, then time-warped back to contemporary art times to mix in his own brand of art. His first solo show, Videre Videnda, was held recently (2012) in Metro Manila. His works have found homes with collectors in Australia, Canada, Dubai, Japan,
Randy 'Andoi' Solon holds two degrees in the visual arts: a Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Painting, at the University of the Philippines, and a Certificate in Advertising from the Philippines Women's University. Solon is the recipient of numerous awards from national art competitions. His works have featured in major SE Asian auctions.