VISUAL INSIGHTS: THE RATIONALE
In a country where the gift of freedom of expression is something we enjoy, it is important that we use such privilege to voice our sentiments on any issue worth our participation. Though we oftentimes stay away from controversial situations, to avoid conflict and to make ourselves safe, ultimately, sitting down does nothing to contribute towards creating a solution.
n the field of art, artists are often misconstrued as just confining themselves to creating artworks, without giving importance to the substance of their expression. Though there is a bit of truth to it, there are also a few who incorporate unto their art their individual perception, using their art as a forum for comment and thereby helping to mould public opinion.
iven the opportunity to manifest their opinion, aspiration and insights, through art, artists: Antonio Alcoseba, Darby Vincent Alcoseba and Celso Duazo Pepito have pooled their talents together to come up with an art exhibit entitled: VISUAL INSIGHTS. In this exhibit, each of them will showcase their individual observations about life in the society where they belong and their reaction towards the environment that affect their creative undertakings.
ntonio Alcoseba, who is more recognized for his masterful renderings with watercolour, will introduce his shift to cubism, allowing himself to embrace the gift of artistic evolution, after he devoted most of his time painting beautiful landscapes, old houses and other subjects that showed the influence of Andrew Whyte. His theme for this show is simply focused on ordinary subjects that have caught his interest, his objective being to encourage his viewers to take care of the little things, since more often than not, the little things are bigger than they first appear.
oung and energetic, Darby Vincent Alcoseba has endeavoured to record the beauty of the countryside by creating minute details to subjects which have provided him great inspiration. His continuing romance with nature is his way of encouraging his peers to do something that helps preserve our environment. Influenced by his father, Darby uses watercolour and endeavors to capture the details of his chosen subject not minding how much time he would spend on it, in the spirit of personal satisfaction.
Living by this philosophy that art goes beyond the beauty it depicts, Celso Duazo Pepito's paintings communicate positive, godly values. He uses his art to promote his advocacies toward uplifting values that focus on strengthening family ties, love for his country and moral ascendancy based on a deep relationship with God. What sets Pepito apart from his peers is his holistic view of his art. He links together what he values most: family, country and God that goes with the belief that truly, art goes beyond beauty.
In a way, VISUAL INSIGHTS are images of life, colored not just by pigments, but by the ideas and opinions of their creators.