Unbound art exhibit @UPCFA 2019

UNBOUND. a reunion-exhibit at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, College of Fine Arts, Gallery 1, November 15 to 29, 2019

To celebrate 30 years of friendship and collegiality, the UP CFA Studio Arts Batch of 1989 holds a reunion exhibit at the College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman. This year, aside from continuing the tradition of artist colloquy and exhibition, coming together also means strengthening further the ties through artistic and curatorial collabation whilst showcasing either previous and/or current works. The reunion-exhibit shows two- and three-dimensional works which were curated with the help of Professor Emeritus and former UPCFA dean Nestor O. Vinluan. Entitled UNBOUND, the show runs from 22 November to 29 November 2019 at the Gallery 1 of UP College of Fine Arts Diliman.

UNBOUND describes UPCFA Studio Arts Batch 89’s unconditional camaraderie which through the years continues to flourish despite varied outlooks, perspectives and approaches. The oceans and seas hold no boundary nor sunder connection despite some members of the UPCFA Studio Arts Batch ‘89 have chosen to work and live abroad. While some continue to practice painting, others chose to explore and expand beyond academic and professional qualifications. Thus, UNBOUND is UPCFA Studio Arts Batch 89’s introspection of 30 years of interminable individual and collaborative endeavors which articulate each of their respective subjectivities and realities. The years yielded amongst the members an exploration of various media and possibilities, going beyond the bounds of the classroom walls and studio. UNBOUND seeks to express the passion to create art according to each member’s own understanding, awareness, and interpretation of the world around us.

The group is composed of former students of the UP CFA Studio Art who entered the College of Fine Arts Diliman in 1989. The group previously held reunion-exhibits in Sining Kamalig (2009) and Monumento Gallery (2007).

Participating artists:

Grandier Bella
Daniel Coquilla
Aba Dalena
Jasper de Leon
Tessa Diamse
Norman Dreo
Jes Evangelista
Emanwelga Lacaba
Dayong Mendoza
Mary June Padilla-Liberal
Paul Albert Quiano
Anton Quisumbing
Bong Segovia
Kris Soguillon
Rogel Tapang

Works of participating artists


“Asa ka padulong, inday?” (2019) is done in watercolor (using Winsor and Newton, and Daniel Smith watercolors) on Arches brand 300gsm paper. It is based on my travels in Central Mindanao, specifically in Cotabato City in February 2019. This is a scene along Rio Grande in Cotabato city. Madrasah 1 and 2 (both 2019) are scenes in a classroom in Zamboanga Peninsula, near Zamboanga City, in 2016. Both are also done in watercolor on paper. I was first fascinated with watercolor as a medium during my early teens when I joined a workshop by the Artists Association of the Philippines (AAP) in Intramuros, Manila. I became a member of AAP right there and then. However, since undergrad at the university up until the other year, I wasn’t able to paint using watercolor. It was only last year that I rekindled my love for watercolor by doing illustrations for NGOs. These three paintings I have done for the exhibit can be considered my renewal (or re-entry) into the (fine) arts world — a rekindling of my fascination with watercolor as a medium and my discovery of how truly one can find balance and centering from the flowing, meditative-quietude experience, or the Zen, that the medium offers. Read more about susancorpuz; susancorpuz’s CV. All works are for sale. For inquiries contact me.


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