Inktober!

Check out the sketchbook of PC&V Senior Art Director Tracy Orozco. This month, she is inspiring the artists in the office to create their own gallery of ink drawings.

“I just want to practice my craft!” she exclaims.

Her collection of daily drawings portray women in all sorts of “me time” moments. Love ’em, Tracy!

Art Around the Office – Part 2

A giclee print by Rob Cham stands on a ledge in the Creative Department, alongside a diecast vintage Batmobile.

Creative Mind: Rob Cham print #2

Bucks, Babes & Booze: Print on canvas by Simone Legno, Creative Head of Tokidoki

A Christian Tamondong print entitled “Box Boy” hangs in the room of one of our Creative Directors.  Tamondong made actual Box Boy toys that were sold during the show at Secret Fresh.

In the Accounts Management area hang two paintings by young but prolific artist Iyan de Jesus. Dubbed as techno-fantasy, her works feature intricate compositions of industrial age symbols that intertwine with idealized human forms, mostly female.

Ronald Caringal’s beautifully art-directed portrait of a woman

Angels at Play: two mixed media works by Maxine Syjuco, daughter of artist couple Cesare and Jean Marie.

What better way to inspire creativity than by turning the workplace into art gallery?

Art Around the Office – Part 1

Welcome to the PC&V Art Gallery! :-) This is the reception area of our ground floor office.


Facing the main door is a surrealistic painting by Baguio-based artist Rishab Tibon, a former Art Director at Ogilvy Cebu.


This painting by University of the Philippines graduate Alee Garibay has “habulin bago dumilim” scrawled over it. In English, it means “chase it before darkness falls.”

In the conference room on the ground floor hangs this powerful work by self-taught artist Roberto Sanchez (who also happens to be a DJ and businessman.) It was part of his I AM DON JUAN solo exhibit at Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery.

Two vinyl record paintings by Felix Rosales serve as the highlight of the ground floor conference room. Plates by Filipino potter Ugo Bigyan are lined up over the granite conference table.


We’ve got three new works by self-taught artist Anjo Bolarda, the community founder of Behance Philippines.


Advertising Creative JP Cuison created a series of paintings based on his original cartoon characters, Buzztro and Jarvis the Albino Bat. This is the centerpiece of that project, and below is the poster for the exhibition at Secret Fresh Ronac Center Greenhills.

Artist In Action – Lora Zombie

Lora Zombie is one of the best grunge artists out there.  She’s got a thing for painting not-so-super heroes, glamour girls, AK-47s, punk rock kids and gentlemen.  Her website shows you how to catch her shows or buy her artwork.  Just click on the link to be dazzled by her unique and colorful watercolor artistry.

What? Still not convinced to look at her site? Will this elegant ballet dancing Spiderman convince you to click the link?

Spiderman

How about this commendably honest grenade?

Mr. Grenade

Maybe this partied out perv of a koala will change your mind…

Party Coala

Click the link.  It’ll be fun!

Artist In Action – Esra Roise

 

Esra Roise is a Norwegian illustrator currently based in Oslo, Norway.  She does the most amazing job of capturing youth-moments -drawing inspiration from “the people around [her], the fashion industry, music, awkward moments and imperfections”.

Enjoy!  And be inspired.
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Artist In Action – Lev Yilmaz

Lev Yilmaz is best known for his YouTube series “Tales of Mere Existence”.
His unapologetic pessimism and candidness gives a surprising amount of depth to his work.  Equally as surprising -and infinitely more unsettling- is how oddly relatable his comics and videos are.
You can check out more of his stuff at: IngredientX.com 

 

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appletree isolation Lev Yilmaz - 30 is the new 20

Word Up – Wisława Szymborska

Wisława Szymborska

Image from juliasroom.com

Wisława Szymborska is a Polish poet whose won the Noble Prize in Literature in 1996. “Love at First Sight” is one of her more well known works. It’s such a lovely art piece, and it really makes you rethink the concept of love at first sight.

The poem inspired the Hong Kong-Singaporean Film “Turn Left, Turn Right”.

Turn Left, Turn Right

Watch it. It’s absolutely beautiful.

Artist In Action – Manuel Rebollo

Manuel Rebollo is a graphic artist from Spain.  He sometimes goes by the pen name El Gato Azul (The Blue Cat).

His artwork focuses on clean lines, pretty women and smart injections of color (usually through the inclusion of word art) -making him a great fashion illustrator.  You can buy his artwork here or simply admire it here.

Sed De Ti

Rebollo’s imagining of Pablo Neruda’s poem “Sed De Ti” -which is roughly translated as “Thirst For You”.

We All Can Fly

Take Your Clothes Off

Word Up – Jeffrey McDaniel

We need more poetry in our lives.
…And more kisses.

Archipelago of Kisses
Jeffrey McDaniel

We live in a modern society. Husbands and wives don’t
grow on trees, like in the old days. So where
does one find love? When you’re sixteen it’s easy,
like being unleashed with a credit card
in a department store of kisses. There’s the first kiss.
The sloppy kiss. The peck.
The sympathy kiss. The backseat smooch. The we
shouldn’t be doing this kiss. The but your lips
taste so good kiss. The bury me in an avalanche of tingles kiss.
The I wish you’d quit smoking kiss.
The I accept your apology, but you make me really mad
sometimes kiss. The I know
your tongue like the back of my hand kiss. As you get
older, kisses become scarce. You’ll be driving
home and see a damaged kiss on the side of the road,
with its purple thumb out. If you
were younger, you’d pull over, slide open the mouth’s
red door just to see how it fits. Oh where
does one find love? If you rub two glances, you get a smile.
Rub two smiles, you get a warm feeling.
Rub two warm feelings and presto-you have a kiss.
Now what? Don’t invite the kiss over
and answer the door in your underwear. It’ll get suspicious
and stare at your toes. Don’t water the kiss with whiskey.
It’ll turn bright pink and explode into a thousand luscious splinters,
but in the morning it’ll be ashamed and sneak out of
your body without saying good-bye,
and you’ll remember that kiss forever by all the little cuts it left
on the inside of your mouth. You must
nurture the kiss. Turn out the lights. Notice how it
illuminates the room. Hold it to your chest
and wonder if the sand inside hourglasses comes from a
special beach. Place it on the tongue’s pillow,
then look up the first recorded kiss in an encyclopedia: beneath
a Babylonian olive tree in 1200 B.C.
But one kiss levitates above all the others. The
intersection of function and desire. The I do kiss.
The I’ll love you through a brick wall kiss.
Even when I’m dead, I’ll swim through the Earth,
like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones.

Artist In Action – Alex Noriega

Alex Noriega’s blog (Stuff No One Told Me) offers a series of comics depicting…well…stuff no one told him about life.  The wisdom he shares is a little unconventional, as is his delivery, but that’s what makes him so awesome!

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Climbing Your Mountain (An Artist’s Journey)

Alex Noriega is an artist from Barcelona. He likes making cute comics about the life lessons he’s learned. We’ll be posting more of his stuff tomorrow, but today we’ll be featuring one of his longer comics. It ties in with yesterday’s video post about the journeys in life we all embark on.

Noriega depicts his personal struggle to become an artist.  Although he illustrates his own struggles, the insights he gives are easy to relate to.

Let us know in the comment section if you can identify with what Noriega is saying.

Climbing Your Mountain - An Artist's Journey