Beauty of human struggles in Gateway Gallery's “Under Construction” exhibit

Beauty of human struggles in Gateway Gallery's “Under Construction” exhibit

To be human is to be always in the state of under construction. We build and rebuild ourselves because our desires and memories are fragile under the gaze of the universe. To be alive is to be open to construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction. We should embrace change no matter how unsettling it is for in the end it will give us agency and perhaps lead us to a meaningful life. We must trust the process of change. We must trust life itself.

This is the philosophical intent of Under Construction: A Two-Man Exhibit by artists Jom Vega and Ray Defante Gibraltar at the Gateway Gallery from August 5 to 12. The opening of the exhibit is on 5 August at 4 p.m. and is open to the public.

Underdog, Unbroken" by Jom Vega

The exhibit will feature recent works that are mostly abstract and surreal, articulating the internal human struggles in the realm that are psychological, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual. Demonstrating their competence in the use of acrylic on canvas, acrylic on paper, ink on vellum board, and mixed media, the two artists will transport the consciousness of the audience to the aesthetic realm that lies somewhere between dystopia and utopia.

"Pitas" by Jom Vega

Vega is a freelance comic creator. In 1998, he joined the Philippine Educational Theater Associate as a production designer and his stint became partly a training as a scriptwriter for the stage and film. A graduate of Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Painting from the University of Santo Tomas, Vega was trained in using oil, watercolor, and ink.

Gibraltar is a film and TV director, and graphic designer. He has been painting since he was a Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy student at the University of Saint La Salle. His film, Wanted Border, won the Best Film Award at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival. He used to direct teleseryes for GMA 7.

"Kuris Kuris on the Wall" by Ray Gibraltar

Gateway Gallery is the art museum of Araneta City. It is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm as a free admission art museum at the fifth floor of Gateway Tower.

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