A week had already past from the time the Duo Solo exhibition opened at Casa Blanca Fine Dining and Delicatessens. Yet it is still fitting to publish the artists’ thoughts about their works showcased in the art exhibition.
As both artists conceived works that brought to life their innermost conversations with their creative muses, each reaped different kinds of art though sowed in one genre, contemporary art.
Defined as the art of this era, contemporary art as portrayed by Rianne Salvarita and Trina Celdran Montenegro in these art exhibitions are on the plane of surreal metaphysical and Mandala-inspired pieces, respectively.
Together with the artists’ profiles are each of their artist statement in these art exhibitions written and edited by Kim, the duo solo event organizer. Other information about the exhibit pieces can be read in the press release posted in the later section of this post. Also, the artwork photos in this post are some of the works currently showcased by the artists in these art exhibitions.
“The artist shared that drawing is where she is most honest, most raw, and most comfortable. Inspired by conversations she has had with people that move or amuse her, she draws on paper everything that the experience entails. Other times she draws with her feelings and realizations from experiences, adventures and inspirations nudged by things seen around her. She also notes her tendency to over think and over analyze things and situations—‘my being neurotic,’ she admits, a powerful tool in fuelling the creation of her pieces.”
Trina Celdran Montenegro was born on Dec 1, 1985 in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. She is currently studying Arts Bachelor in Multimedia Arts in De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. She enjoys painting and photography among other things and believes that her drawings are a result of her conversations with diverse personalities and beings. For her, drawing is a state where she is most expressive, honest, and raw.
“Fowls and women—two things that greatly amazed the artist of all the beings that the Father-Mother Creator bestowed to this world. He marvels of their beauty and grace too much that creating a being composed of their features puts to life a rare persona of innocence and fragility. Against playful and whimsical scenes, these bird women elicit a sense of uncertainty yet profound belongingness to its whole picture which gives a sense of totality to its existence.”
Rianne Dawn Salvarita is a Bacolod-based artist known for his surreal paintings. Born and raised in a family of artists, he finished Fine Arts Major in Painting at La Consolacion College Bacolod. He has exhibited in different art spaces in the Philippines and recently a solo exhibition in Ubud Bali, Indonesia last August 2011. His other interests are in photography, mountaineering, and music. A lover of life and nature, he is also active in environmental advocacy in pursuing climate change.
Duo Solo Exhibition at Casa Blanca
By: Kimberly Daphne Gari-Salvarita
Two artists with the same passion of exploring the creative recesses of the mind and one sophisticated space appeasing its patron’s palates, this is the duo solo exhibition of Avez-Maria and Musings at Casa Blanca Fine Dining and Delicatessens opening on Sunday, October 30, 5PM.
Bacolod-based artist Rianne Salvarita presents his recent works in watercolour with Avez-Maria, a series of paintings depicting diverse representations of body parts conjoined to familiar objects permeating our daily lives. He also used vibrant mix of hues that enlivens his creations bringing them to life in anyone’s sight.
Salvarita’s choice genre is metaphysical surrealism which he proliferates since finishing his degree in Fine Arts major in Painting. He has exhibited in different art spaces in the Philippines and recently in Ubud, Bali Indonesia. His other interests are in photography, mountaineering, and music.
The artist responsible for Musings is Trina Celdran Montenegro. Her works consist of line drawings in pen and ink which in this series takes up a Mandala inspired presentation. According to Montenegro, her current works were the fruits of her different interactions with the world, its beings, and the things surrounding her. These experiences made each of her works unique from each other.
Currently, Montenegro is studying Arts Bachelor in Multimedia Arts in De La Salle College of St. Benilde. She is a Silliman University alumna and a Dumagueteño. She enjoys painting and photography among other things. For her, drawing is a state where she is most expressive, honest, and raw.
Placed alongside world class cuisine of Casa Blanca, both series of artworks radiates a complementary mood to its ambiance and its appeased patrons.
The exhibition will run from October 30 through November 30. Casa Blanca Fine Dining and Delicatessens opens everyday from 7AM to 12MN.