Filipino Painters’ Group Holds First Contemporary Art Exhibition in Paris

Ambassador Lazaro and the Kwadro Pintura artists share their thoughts on a painting of President Duterte done by the Amsterdam-based Filipino artist known as Cris. (Paris PE photo)

Paris — Filipino painters Marie Expert, Dhon De La Paz and Francis Eric Dimarucut, and Cris have come together to form the artistic group “Kwadro Pintura”, and have successfully opened their first contemporary art exhibition of Paris.

As an expression of the Embassy’s support, Ambassador to France Maria Theresa P. Lazaro was present for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the exhibition held on April 27, 2019 at the Arbilo Gallery in Paris’ 15th Arrondissement.

Ambassador to France Ma. Theresa Lazaro cuts the ribbon to officially open the exhibition “IlusKwadro” with Filipino artists (from left) Cris, Dhon De La Paz, Marie Expert and Francis Eric Dimarucut. (Paris PE photo)

Apart from showcasing Filipino talent, the exhibition also highlighted Philippine culture as the artists chose several Filipino-inspired subjects that reflected their past experiences in the Philippines or their views on current events.

Ambassador Lazaro signs the exhibition guest book with in the presence of the Kwadro Pintura artists (Paris PE photo)

“We are very happy to learn of the creation of Kwadro Pintura and to hear of the group’s plan in support of Filipino artists in France and in Europe and to promote our country in this region. The artworks I have seen here are remarkable. I have no doubt that with the group’s efforts in support of each other, Filipino artistry and talent will be recognized on a much larger scale in the very near future,” Ambassador Lazaro said.

The exhibition ran until May 3, 2019 at Arbilo Gallery at 15 rue Alasseur 75015, Le Village Suisse, Paris.

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