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Here’s a sneak peek at Pinto Art Museum’s yearend show

20|21 is an off-shoot of the previous year’s exhibition meant to be an avenue for artists to continue to have a platform despite the pandemic
ANCX Staff | Dec 06 2021

This past weekend, the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo opened its yearend exhibition called 20|21. It features the works of over 100 artists working in a variety of media, themes, and styles. The paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media works that fill the halls of the museum’s Ilustrado I and II of Gallery 7 capture the art scene in a nutshell, offering viewers the latest engagements of contemporary Filipino artists, from the up-and-coming to the mid-career to the fairly established.

Equals by JC Intal
"Equals" by JC Intal. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in, 2021
Grit by Dave Alcon
"Grit" by Dave Alcon. Acrylic, pen and ink on canvas, 24 x 24 in, 2021
Healing Magic by Daniel Uychoco
"Healing Magic" by Daniel Uychoco. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in, 2021
Creator by Jonathan Joven
"Creator" by Jonathan Joven. Soft pastel on acrylic pastel, ground on repurposed tracing paper on canvas, 24 x 24 in, 2021

Curated by Ferdie Montemayor, 20|21 is an off-shoot of the previous year’s 20|20, which was meant to be an avenue for artists to continue to have a platform for their works despite the pandemic which saw the cancellation of exhibitions and directly affected livelihoods. Coming at the heels of downgraded restrictions and the opening of more art venues, 20/21 strikes a tone of hope as the artists move forward and embrace the possibilities of the emerging new normal.

Dasal by Erwin Leaño
"Dasal" by Erwin Leaño. Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 24 in, 2021
Carrier by Ronson Culibrina
"Carrier" by Ronson Culibrina. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in, 2021
Agenda by Ferdie Montemayor
"Agenda" by Ferdie Montemayor. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in, 2021

While a year-ender show invariably showcases a plurality of visions and voices, the artists for the show were encouraged to paint or work with a two-by-two-feet format in order to collectively crystallize their ideas within a compact space. The resulting exhibition presents the pleasing regularity of similarly-sized works juxtaposed side by side, even as they are individually packed with the exuberant energy, creativity, and imagination of their respective makers.   

20|21 will be on view until Jan. 2, 2021.  For inquiries, email pintoartmuseum@yahoo.com.