Ritual is a system of solemn ceremonial act, as defined in the dictionary. But for the students of Painting 2-1, "Ritwal" is more than a system, it is more than an act, it actually has a lot to do with art and expression and the whole class teaming up to bring out the product of their creative minds into open. The group which is composed of 46 students, held their first exhibit entitled "RITWAL: UNANG PAHID". Their main purpose is for the group to be familiarized with exhibitions and expositions, which goes hand in hand with being an artist.
The sophomore students of painting because of its definition quality adopted the title "RITWAL: UNANG PAHID". It depicts how they see their first step to the evident world of painting, their first exhibition of the products of their liberated minds. For them, art ha no bounds, no limitations and it is more of self-expression. It is the time when young painters experiment with their styles and that there is no correct or incorrect, there is no beauty or ugliness and where there is always a room for learning and improvement.
There are 99 artworks in the exhibit makin use of different mediums from the light sketches of pencil and ink to the classic touches of oil, acrylic and watercolor. With subjects ranging from landscapes to still life, from celebreties to cartoon characters. The products of their imaginations are limitless. Several other exhibits of the same artists might follow this first exhibit; but the first time always comes out the most memorable.
story by: Melanie Ann Bauzon (Vision Magazine issue no.34 vol I)
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PALETA NI TOMASINO (A Collaborative Exhibit)
With the dawning of a new millenium, "Artiste Camaraderie" of Visual Art among UST Painting students grouped themselves for a collaborative exhibit tagged as "Paleta Ni Tomasino". It was held on the 22nd of January 2000 at Gallery 27 Roces situated along Roces Avenue, Quezon City in front of Amoranto Stadium.
These young Thomasian artists showcased a variety of 81 artworks. Their revolutionary concepts and techniques were aptly described as "unorthodox savoir faire". Their first public exhibit, which aimed to unify their bold artistry for social awareness and self expression, turned out to be a success. They were characterized as cunning artists in competitive world of art. By reiterating themes and rhapsodizing almost all styles, they managed to curve a niche for themselves. For some, it was their first step to move farther and bring themselves apart from the rest by appreciating everyone's virtuoso. But for many, it was a single step that could change the way of the naïve envisions art as a tamed reflection of reality.
PALETA NI TOMASINO is composed of: Aldo Aguilar, Alexie de Torres, Angela Adamat, Angelo Baldemor, Angelo Saludez, Armando Santos, Aylmer Malavega, Bernard Peña, Brenda Praico, Carl Lopez, Cecille Oliveros, Charles Daza, C.J. Tañedo, Donna Marie Ira, Eric Soriano, Felix Garcia, Felix Petel Jr., Frances Mendoza, Franz Madriaga, Gilchrist Tan, Isa Muñoz, Jaime Cambi, James Zaballa, Jason Tanjuakio, Jeric Concepcion, Jeffry Belen, Jhoanna Resari, Jimmy Candari, Joel Bodegon, Joel Cordova, John Paul Hornedo, Joselito Soriano Jr., Joseph Mauricio, Josue Penilla, Julio Austria, Kent Mendoza, Lawrence Borsoto, Lawrence Memije, Leida Austria, Louie Cabognason, Margaritha Alarte, Marco Coching, Mark Matabilas, Mark Obsequio, Martin Sacramento, Michael Logaring, Micaela Labitoria, Michelle Lim, Minette Caraig, Mira Pelegrin, Nonie Cruzado, Patrick Neil Santiago, Pedro Bucod, Rachelle Lamano, Roel Membrado, Rogin Tallada, Rona Apistar, R.T. Tioleco, Reli de Vera, Ryan de Guzman, and Ryan Pavia.
Paleta Ni Tomasino was conceptualized and handled by the Painting Department professors.
story by: Roel Membrado (Vision Magazine issue no.35 vol II)
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