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.

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Artist in Action – Elia Fernández

Elia Fernández is a 25 year old illustrator from the Netherlands.   Check out her deviations {here}.

Elia Fernandez - Fish Bubble

Elia Fernandez – Fish Bubble

Elia Fernandez - Love

Elia Fernandez – Love

Elia Fernandez - Seven Nation Army

Elia Fernandez – Seven Nation Army

Elia Fernandez - Pink Elephants

Elia Fernandez – Pink Elephants

elia fernandez - My Astronaut

elia fernandez – My Astronaut

Elia Fernandez - Dreams

Elia Fernandez – Dreams

Artist In Action | Pat Kinsella

Pat Kinsella is a Brooklyn based illustrator.  He employs the use of a muted color palette with occasional -well placed- instances of vibrancy.  His art style is realistic and often times alludes to pop culture subjects (like Mario, Ghostbusters and Starwars).

Enjoy!

Pat Kinsella - Moon Landing

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Pat Kinsella - Ghost Busters

Coachella Day at PC&V

This post has been long overdue.  But here it is, Coachella Day at PC&V!

The wonderful thing about the day was how spontaneous it was.  We were talking about Coachella the day before and Anna suggested we all come dressed in hipster wear for work the next day.

It wasn’t supposed to be a big deal.  Just come to work in Coachella clothes and maybe take a few pictures.

But then company owner and President, Ariel Comia (the C in PC&V) offered to art direct us.  As a result, we came up with some pretty cool shots.  The peeps over at Coachella even liked our group photo on Instagram, which was really random.  We wonder if they knew we weren’t in the Coachella event itself, and were actually just phototripping on an office veranda thousands of miles away.


Art Direction from the Boss Dan and Soc Pilar Justine Anna Group Shot iPhone capture Coachella Day!

Artist In Action – Riusuke Fukahori

A work of art is conceived in the creative consciousness.  It starts off as a simple idea, which keeps being developed until the artist is ready to make it come to life.  That’s why it’s so mesmerizing to watch an artist in action.  Each stroke of the paintbrush, pen or pencil allows a Citizen of Imagination to become part of our world.

Riusuke Fukahori using paint and wax to make koi fish inspired artwork to look unbelievably real.  Watch and see.

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.

Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

In 1997, Mary Schmich wrote an essay called “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” which was popularized by Baz Luhrmann when he turned the essay into a song.

This is Mary Schmich.  She writes for the Chicago Tribune and the Brenda Starr comic.


MarySchmich

This is Baz Luhrmann. He’s an Australian film director, who’s known for the films Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and, most recently, The Great Gatsby.

Baz

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!

Alex Noriega (44)

Alex Noriega (38)

Alex Noriega (58)

Alex Noriega (33)

Alex Noriega (08)

Alex Noriega (09)

Alex Noriega (48)

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

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

You’re off to great places
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting!
So get on your way…

The people of Burning Man deliver a reading of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go –sharing the book’s simple, yet comforting and powerful message about the ups and downs of life.  

Burning Man is a week long event that takes place in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. It started as a bonfire summer solstice tradition in Baker Beach, but soon became a huge pop culture phenomena. The last Burning Man Festival drew in over 56,000 people. Each of whom paid a $240-420 entrance fee. 68,000 passes have been sold for this year’s Burning Man, each priced at $380.
The event starts on the last Monday of August and ends on the first Monday of September. The man-shaped effigy (which gave the event its name) is always scheduled to be burnt on a Saturday.

Doodling A Smile

Lim Heng Swee is an illustrator from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He’s more popularly known as “ilovedoodle”. And, swear to (insert deity of choice here), this guy comes up with the cutest doodles on the interwebs!

He’s currently doing an ongoing Facebook project called “Doodle Everyday“.  According to his website, his main goal is to make people smile more.  What a great guy!

His doodles are as insightful as they are cutesy.  They show that a change in perspective can make all the difference.  That’s definitely something to smile about.

ilovedoodle

Discover Yourself

Let's Hug

Dare to Dream

Happiness - Lim Heng Swee