Paul Calauag's Exhibit Will Remind You of the Blissful Countryside Life

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED November 27, 2018 04:16 pm
Photo courtesy of ArtistSpace

Children falling into sweet slumber, farmers and fishermen coming home, mothers washing clothes in a stream—paint a mental picture portrait of these scenarios and there'll be little to no sign of plunging into a quiet reverie, missing the countryside.


Offering the same kind of bliss is Paul S. Dimalanta's works, conveniently collected to create his latest solo exhibition entitled Calauag.


The title of the exhibit stems from the Filipino visual artist's hometown, which is in Calauag, Quezon. His list of accolades includes Outstanding Calauaguenio of Calauag Central College (1998); Grand Prize Winner of First Pampanga Art Competition (1982); Grand Prize Winner of Solidarity for Social Dedication’s Painting Contest (1971); and more.


An extensive amount of merit paired with extra-curricular activities, one might say, and rightfully so. Seeing his works is a break from the usual metro setting, a break of fresh county air. Take a look at the following pieces:



MOTHER AND CHILD II



MOTHER AND CHILD III



MOTHER AND CHILD VI


Hardly succumbing to weariness and cynicism, Dimalanta was able to keep these images and memories alive in his art. "This is Amorsolo countryside revisited, Botong Francisco’s rustic Angono folk resurrected," the gallery stated.



Catch Calauag until December 4, 7 p.m. at the ArtistSpace. Admission is free!




ArtistSpace is at the Ayala Museum Annex, Ground Level, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Makati City, and is open from Mondays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.ayalamuseum.org or follow ArtistSpace on Facebook.

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