Monday, October 13, 2014

Art Fair 2014


Hemingway, I am feeling great today! I finally feel the urge to blog because
I want to, not because I feel like I have to (a feeling I couldn't shake for months, honestly)

Art Fair 2014 was the first 'Art Fair' I got to attend.
I am shy to go to these kinds of things alone and art exhibits aren't
exactly my friends' first choice when deciding where they
 want to hang out, so I miss out often. I think I need more art friends!
(Or I need to be anti-shy and willing to attend by myself.)

I liked Art Fair a whole lot more compared to Manilart 2014!
I think the pieces were more up my alley. I don't know if I've ever blogged this,
but I've never understood abstract art. I don't get why a red square in a
sea of white is supposed to be amazing. I'm sure there are a lot of people who can
appreciate it, and good for them. They must be a lot deeper than I am. :-))
I am also bored of seeing the usual paintings with women in filipiniana costumes
sitting by the river under a coconut tree for shade -
do you guys know what kind of paintings I'm talking about?

My dad took us (Daffy, Tess, and I) there on the last day. There were so many people!
I don't have much to say about the exhibit so here are the ones I liked the most nalang!

Fallen Dominoes by Guenivere Decena

I really, really, really like this one -  can't really explain why but you 
know how you look at some paintings and you don't feel anything?
(That's how I feel about those filipiniana pantings, by the way) 
I like seeing art that makes me feel stuff even when I don't know the story behind it

These are all by Marina Cruz. I love them I love them I love them

After some Googling, I found a Manila Bulletin article with a quote from her. “I wanted to shed a human light on dolls,” says Cruz. “They are not just mere objects. Sometimes, a doll can even be a confidante, of sorts, for lonely children.”

 I fell in love with this one, and I honestly wanted to own it.
(I wouldn't mind waking up in the middle of the night and seeing this)
Told Dad about it and he told me to go ask what its price was.
Ehhhh Marina - oh ya know, just the lady who painted all this pretty stuff -
was there and she was the only one manning the booth at the time.
I get starstruck by people who I think are magaling, okay?
Kaya shyness took over and I backed out of asking...

This is Sir Lleano, my 2nd Year HS painting teacher!
This was the guy who taught me how to draw real people, okay.
He taught me that your hands should be really light when you draw because
shading is a magical thing, tapos he taught us how to draw rulerless straight lines.
He's awesome. I always seem to run into him at art exhibits like this.
I saw him din all the way in Antipolo when we visited the Pinto Art Gallery!

Come on. Skinless unicorns in a cage. They are adorable.
No further explanation needed, tenks.

ANA'S FAVORITES (as in the rest of the things I liked in no particular order)

Yun lang. It sucks to be uninspired. Keep looking at art, everyone!