Art Relationships

Art Fair Philippines 2016

Just this February 20, we went on another art related adventure and that is: Art Fair Philippines 2016! It is at The Link carpark (5/6/7th floors). Though be warned that the exhibits are mainly located at the 6th and 7th floors while the 5th floor would cater for the talks and lounge and invite-only.

To be honest, I did not expect that we will still be able to go there since Sam was sick and I had lots to do for school. Yet, an angel passed by and Sam felt quite good to be able to go to the event with me. In my other post, I noted that he was not here for the V day so I took this one as a post-Valentine’s slash make-up date. Regardless of the label, I’m still happy that we were there for the event.

In truth, this might be filled with photos of the fave pieces I saw in the event. If you follow me on Instagram, I have posted around three (3) photos already and will not stop there. It was really one of the nicest events so far this 2016 and I do hope that there will still be more.

Just a note, the event would charge Php 50 for students (with proof, meaning ID) and Php 150 for adults / non-students and for Globe Platinum subscribers, they are free to roam the exhibit without any charge.

To start the mini-exhibit on the blog, here are my favorite pieces from the exhibit:

Everything will be alright.

And I hope Clark will tell Leah that. (Yes, I’m a fan of JaDine and OTWOL)

Look me in the eye

I was not able to take the photo of the whole piece because my phone could not capture it as a whole.

Heart of Steel (also on my Instagram)



Unbroken (by: Raffy Napay)




Black Swan and Flamingo



That piece reminded me of the collab that Sam and I did awhile back.

Reminded me a lot of Cersei.
City of Pencils
From Pinto Art Museum

Well, I personally haven’t been to Pinto Art Museum so seeing these made my heart skipped a beat somehow. Still, it is in my list of things to do. I seriously do hope I could accomplish that before 2016 ends!

Optical Illusion
Makes me want to go to the beach

That reminded me of the shit I’m currently in. The shit that would determine if I either make it or break. I hope for the former, of course.


Personally, I cannot remember the exact names of the pieces and I do remember for some. I put my own interpretation or understanding as much as possible. Please forgive me if this might mislead you.

Pick your poison

This reminded me a lot of a Korean drama which I forgot the title.

Santa Santita
Hear no evil
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
From Van Gogh is bipolar:
Not so bulletproof:
On the wing of ~
Take me as I am

So those are my top favorites that I saw during the Art Fair at The Link carpark. Who would have thought that a carpark could be a venue for an art exhibit? I hope the photos conveyed something to you.

P.S. We did not have any photos of ourselves because we were too busy looking at the artworks.

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    September 20, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Personally, I like seeing pieces from hundreds of years ago. On paintings, at least here on the photos you posted, the Black Swan and Flamingo I think is nice. Ang mga newer ones kasi, ewan, feeling ko lang the new generation are trying to create their unique brands that perhaps may be too radical for me. Old school ako so for example, I really love the paintings I saw doon sa San Agustin Church, there is a museum there, plus the way to the area for cremation (the jars) are kept, makikita ang malalaking paintings from hundreds of years ago.

  • Johna
    September 20, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    I heard about this!!! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go definitely regretting it now after reading your blog. So many lovely art pieces! Next time I won’t miss it!!!

  • Flordeliz Fullo
    September 20, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    The artworks are so beautiful. I am an artist too and seeing these artworks inspires me to dream that one of my works will soon be featured in this kind of art event. Saw that Pencil City all over Facebook, that is one of my favorites. I need to see that arts from Pinto Museum soon.

  • theresa
    September 20, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Visiting museum and art fair like this is like a breathe of fresh air for me. It’s been so long since I last visited a place like this. In places like this, I found solitude, literally and figuratively. I would love to hop on one museum to another come vacation.

  • Kat
    September 20, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    I’d attended Art Fair Philippines about 3 years ago. I like art pieces and appreciate museums, artistic coffee shops, etc., but I guess I have limited taste. I felt slightly disturbed with pieces I saw on our visit, as I do now. Specifically on Pick Your Poison and Santa Santita. These feel too dark, but I also understand how other people can like them. I guess I’ll have to stick with abstract art and nature paintings.

  • Maerose JS
    September 20, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    I’m an art enthusiast, and I really enjoyed looking at your photos! It’s difficult to choose a favorite, I guess the man in yellow shirt staring back at the audience is good. I also like the heart of steel! Since this is an art fair, are the paintings for sale? Are all the artists Filipino?

    • Maria
      September 20, 2016 at 9:31 PM

      Some were on sale, I’m not sure about the others. Mostly are Filipinos from what I saw; not sure about the others. 😀

  • Berlin
    September 20, 2016 at 11:31 PM

    Those are truly beautiful pieces. While others consider visiting galleries and art museums as boring, I find it intriguing. I always think what the artist felt and thought during those times he was completing his masterpiece. I always believee our emotions set the mood and tone of our craft.

  • Carola
    September 21, 2016 at 1:07 AM

    I love seeing at. I’ve to a museum myself today. There were a lot of paintings. I really like paintings where there’s a story / interpretation. And paintings that teach me on history/ legends. I like regular portraits less. From your post I like pain the most. And not so bulletproof is interesting as well.

  • Me-An Clemente
    September 21, 2016 at 8:25 AM

    Although I’m more of a MET kind of girl, I appreciate those artworks you’ve shown. Each artwork doesn’t fail to draw out an emotion. Some of them are just really creative. I do think those art pieces are worthy to be displayed in MOMA.

  • Nicole P
    September 21, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Art is in my blood. I was supposed to be a graphic design, and my husband and friends from school say so that I have an eye for fonts and layouting and design hehehe… So my heart skipped a beat when I saw the Heart of steel, and I do wish that the mural ‘Everything will be alright’ will be shared to all those who thought there’s ‘forever’ in #Brangelina… hehehe… But for some reason, I am attracted to the ‘Pain’ art

  • Orana Velarde
    September 21, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Looks like a great exhibit! So much nice artwork. I particularly liked the “heart of steel”. Seems like there are plenty of fine artists in the phillipines, it’s nice to see. I always enjoy art fairs as well because there are so many nice things to see. I’m glad you had a chance to go in the end. Like I would have, you found plenty of art to connect with.

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