Enkindling Hope Through Charcoal and Pans Fires happened frequently in Brgy. Addition Hills situated in Mandaluyong city from June to July 2020. In a span of two months, three incidences of the said calamity struck the community, leaving the residents no time to recover from the first. In a place where houses were built one on top of the other, with little to no support given by the local government, it comes to no surprise that every incident or warning to this sort of happe
Linangan Art Residency | Punlaan The Punlaan art residency program is a 3-month program for screened artists to develop a body of pieces for a solo exhibit at the Punlaan Art Space in Amadeo, Cavite. There will be 2 batches of 2 resident artists annually for the Linangan Art Residency Program.
Linangan Art Residency | Amuyong The Amuyong apprenticeship program is a 7-week art mentorship program for young artists which includes art history, theory and management classes, materials and technique classes, studio production, and an exhibition with a paneled critique. Each year, Artletics will have 5 batches of 6 Amuyong apprentices.
Muni-muni sa Museo is a series of art talks and workshops on art, history and society presented by Artletics, Inc. and Museo De La Salle. This lecture and dialogue series aims to initiate a necessary conversation on the role of art in cultural formation and societal movements. This project seeks to involve artists, cultural workers, the academe, and institutions in meaningful discussions that encourage a more critical perspective on art and cultural production. The talk serie
In the past three PAGHILOM festivals, we saw the enthusiastic reception and qualitative growth of the student participants and their outputs especially in the workshops and art talks integral to the PAGHILOM program. These affirm Artletics’ mission of empowering the youth to transform their communities through art and art education. This coming year, we are focusing on equipping and guiding young creatives in their career paths by reframing the art festival as an alternative
Alfonso Community Kitchen The joy of eating and dining together is a celebrated trait among Filipinos. We look forward to every pista and salu-salo, candidly joke about the food being the reason behind our presence in them—and actually mean it! But, with the essential addition of the good company of family, friends and neighbors. In a time of crises, how does the same spirit that celebrate food and togetherness manifest? We realize that joy also comes from preparing food for
Art Auction: a response to a catastrophe? The eruption of the Taal volcano near the populated and highland city of Tagaytay, Philippines caught everyone by surprise! In a flash, businesses closed and hundreds of families left their homes as the sky cried ashes. The 12th day of the new year proved to be grim. Friends and staff of Artletics were there to experience and witness this catastrophe unfold firsthand. While fear and anxiety arose for what the future held for the emer
Hilas Jason Delgado Jason Delgado started at the end. The day he arrived in Cavite for his art residency was also the day his family buried their matriarch in Iloilo. That is how uneasy he has felt ever since. His inability to rest from his constant ponderings is what Hilas (in Visayan) is all about. Hilas could also mean his uncertainty in entering the Manila art scene coming from his Western Visayas. An obvious culprit why Delgado paints pillows is that sleep has eluded him
Jason Delgado b. 1994 is a visual poet with a fascination for the stories everyday objects tell. His delicately rendered hyperrealist paintings of pillows with objects hidden inside them draw the viewer quietly, almost seductively, into a private world of secret wishes, comforting dreams, of traumas and restless fears. There is nothing soft about the sharp contrasts in his juxtaposed objects or the messages they convey through concealment. His ‘words’ ring loud and clear thro
Delmo Exhibit Notes Game of Thorns Oftentimes to espouse the contemporary, artists painstakingly create alternate realities of their own making. From organic cast of subjects, to ethereal settings, even backing them up with personal myths and mythologies as main narratives. Tunok by Michael Delmo pursues this direction and attests to his belief in an enchanted inner vision wrought by fantastical creatures in eerie landscapes. Growing up in Iloilo, Delmo was already exploring
Paul John Cabanalan b. 1993 is a multi-awarded young artist hailing from Iloilo. He obtained his BS Architecture degree from the Iloilo Science and Technology University, but pursued a full-time career as a painter after winning art competitions while still a student. His naive paintings have a compelling quality that draws the viewer to look closer at the frenetic strokes, intense texture, vibrant colors and the intricate details of his doodles which he layers in thick paint