Taking flight on canvas

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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 August) — The Lipad group show by the artists in Durer Art Gallery that opened last August 16 explored dreamy and surreal ideas on canvas.

From paintings of airplanes to images that depict dreamy landscapes, the audience is drawn into light, if not perturbed, state of minds. The oddly shaped canvases, which had silhouettes of paper planes, were made to appear to “fly” around the gallery so that people could look up and dream of flying.

Flying Objects by Qric Batilaran. MindaNews photo by Jesse Pizarro Boga
Flying Objects by Qric Batilaran. MindaNews photo by Jesse Pizarro Boga

One of the dreamy pieces displayed was that of 23-year-old Qric Batilaran who puts into canvas his personal experiences. His piece, Flying Objects, he said, tell stories (like that of his migrating girlfriend) by the use of strong, compelling symbols—like a dress and white roses that exuded pure intentions and love. He said that he also likes to explore human figures in his works.

Sherwin Mara, 28, enjoys painting light but surreal images that are inspired by Salvador Dali’s style. Another young artist, King Nelson Duyan, explored fears and how to face it.

Artists Dominick Pilapil, Sherwin Artists Dominick Pilapil, Sherwin Mara, and Romilo Nadonza. MindaNews photo by Jesse Pizarro Boga
Artists Dominick Pilapil, Sherwin Artists Dominick Pilapil, Sherwin Mara, and Romilo Nadonza. MindaNews photo by Jesse Pizarro Boga

Renato Pilapil demonstrated skill with his photo-realistic paintings on airplanes, making the audience feel that flying can be as real as looking closely into images that depict it.

Other pieces on exhibit were those by Aleah Rose Angeles, Kenneth Batubaran, Aubrey Caabay, Nino Cubacub, Juan de Mesa, Aubrey Fajardo, Martin Maturan, Dr. Joel Mendez, MB Pacquing, Alvin Paraguison, Alvin Sales, JM Saycon, Joen Sudlon, and Nikki and Jong Tangiday.

The exhibit runs until end of the month. Durer Art Gallery is located in One Oasis Condo, Ecowest Drive, Ecoland. (Jesse Pizarro Boga / MindaNews)

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