Art Trek 13 inaugural exhibit reatures young Filipino artists

Embassy officers and staff, Filipino community members and art enthusiasts attend the opening exhibit at Yavuz Gallery. (Singapore PE photo)

Singapore — Art Trek 13, an annual Filipino art exhibition in Singapore, officially kicked off on August 24, 2019 with back-to-back exhibits entitled “Seabound” and “Dahlia” at the prestigious Yavuz Gallery in Gillman Barracks, a contemporary arts cluster in Singapore.

Now on its 13th year, Art Trek serves as a platform for Filipino artists and Singapore galleries to collaborate with each other to promote Philippine art in Singapore further.

The “Seabound” exhibit featured The Working Animals Art Projects composed of eight young and talented Filipino artists—Aiya Balingit, Lawrence Canto, Ronson Culibrina, Dale Erispe, Johanna Helmuth, John Marin, Pow Marin, Yeo Kaa—who are making a name in the Philippine art scene.

Yavuz Gallery said, “’Seabound’ conveys a geographic reference to an area whose limits are linked not by land but entirely by water. It also refers to a stance of embarking on a journey towards the sea and navigating a wider realm beyond it.”  The artists’ works presented an outward-looking and significant perspectives of how they see life.

The second exhibit featured Keb Cerba, an equally talented young Filipino artist who recently won the 2019 Ateneo Art Award. Mr. Cerba integrated the traditional art forms and new media, virtual reality and gaming platforms in his solo exhibit, “Dahlia”.

The two exhibits were curated by Filipino artist and curator Ruel Caasi.

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