Jan 20, 2020
You might be tired of reading this, but it's worth mentioning again and again, the main purpose of the podcast is to learn from other people. Especially those who have been in the creative trenches. That's why I've continued to reach out with the intention to learn something.
During my interview with Myka Arnado, it became clear that she thought a lot about her work. She's a graphic designer who has had the good fortune of working with notable clients. But was it really good fortune? Or was it a matter of figuring out ways to get her work and her name out there? Or was it about focusing on the craft of graphic design and becoming better? Likely a mixture of all these factors?
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This episode is brought to you by Qube Gallery — a progressive art space in Cebu, Philippines providing network and exhibit opportunities for contemporary artists with whom they work closely with and promote beyond the local reach.
This month, Qube Gallery is pleased to present new works by impressionist artist Jose Mari Picornell. This is Picornell’s fourth one-man show since the dawn of his career in the 1960s. Jose Mari has succeeded in making his mark in the Philippine art scene without any formal training. However, he was fortunate to have been mentored by Architect Pio Bonilla as an adolescent. He was already dabbling with watercolors when the architect, who considered Picornell a natural-born artist, introduced him to painting with oil. This then became his primary medium to this day.
Like other impressionists, Picornell has developed his own personal manner of depicting the world around him through his choice of colors and the energy he exerts in making his strokes fluid and bold. He practices direct painting or the alla prima method and applies oil colors directly from the tube, without mixing them. Picornell is known to create visually stimulating bodies of work that fuses old Cebu, Philippines with the present.
This exhibition features 14 artworks by Picornell of old colonial houses, street corners, downtown scenes and different snippets of city life in Cebu. It aims to present the viewers with how much has changed over the years and what has remained the same.
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Music is Piano March by Audionautix