(L-R) Filipino visual artists Ryan Orig and Jose Ehric Egualada
A first of its kind in the Philippines, FilipinoArt.ph, an online art marketplace that showcases emerging and seasoned Filipino visual artists and their artworks, was recently launched. The launch coincided with the physical exhibition, Sariling Sining: A Showcase of Contemporary Filipino Art, which ran at Art Circle Gallery, Ayala Malls Circuit, for one weekend.
Together with FilipinoArt.ph, led by its CEO & Founder Yuri Stegeman, six exhibiting artists Armenius Aralar of Binangonan, Rizal; August Punzal of Taytay, Rizal; Hermel Alejandre (guest artist) of Camarines Sur; Jose Ehric Egualada of Boracay Island, Aklan; Pamela Lei Bermudez of Las Pinas City, Manila, and Ryan D. Orig of Pandacan, Manila/Iloilo City, rally behind the new digital platform.
FilipinoArt.ph helps Filipino artists to be seen by a wider audience and for art lovers to have easier access to art. People are diverse, and so is art. By being accessible online, FilipinoArt.ph provides plenty of space to showcase this diversity and the Filipino’s exemplary artistry.
Art in my region is prevalent. Even though I live by the beaches of Boracay, I’ve been hoping that my art will be able to reach even the outskirts of Manila. My art pieces recreate a society centered on faith, nature, and people. It’s an honor and privilege to share my works with other people. Thanks to FilipinoArt.ph, I can make these things possible.
Developed by Internet solutions company Chanz Global, FilipinoArt.ph currently features curated contemporary artworks such as painting, drawings, mixed media, and digital art.
About the Artists Supporting FilipinoArt.ph
Expressionist, Binangonan, Rizal
Armenius only realized this passion for arts at a later age. His art revolves around freedom and expression; he believes that everybody has their interpretations of everything, which includes his art.
Abstract Artist, Taytay, Rizal
A former banker at a top firm, August presents his art in the abstract form – with a twist of enthusiasm for what is life beyond his home country, such as in Egypt and elsewhere.
Hermel Alejandre (Guest Artist)
Cubist, Expressionist, Camarines Sur
Inspired by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, Hermel is an artist born to fulfill one thing: to bring forth happiness in his audience. Strength, passion, and integrity are his main ideas to reflect on his art.
Jose Ehric Egualada
Expressionist, Boracay Island, Aklan
Raised in a religious family along the beaches of Boracay Island, Ehric channels his creative flow into art pieces that recreate a society centered on God, nature, and people. He is also an art educator and critic.
Pamela Lei Bermudez
Expressionist, Las Pinas City, Manila
A graphic designer and painter, Pamela’s artworks are visual representations that pay tribute to some of the most respected occupations of Filipinos.
Ryan D. Orig
Portrait Artist, Pandacan, Manila/Iloilo City
Ryan’s works creatively portray the lives of our fellow Filipinos in rural areas.
Photo: Anna Pacson