February to March has always been a special part of the year for me. As a child, I am most excited about this part of the year because of the summer vacation.
Also, maybe because it signals the start of the year for me to start afresh and get more inspiration for the coming year. Speaking of inspiration, what better way to get inspiration is from seeing beautiful art and just flood my sense of sight with all the beauty and non-coordination in the form of art.
Second time to attend ArtFair Philippines and the visuals are as shocking and pleasantly surprised at the same time. Every corner of the fair boosts great pieces both from local artists and internationals alike.
For this year’s ArtFair, we decided to visit the fair on a Friday which I think is a good idea. Last time, we went there on a Saturday and it was so jam packed, like literally they stopped the admission sometime after we went in. This year though, you need to buy your ticket ahead of time and choose a schedule that suits your liking the best. Like I said, we booked a Friday schedule and we opt to get the latest timed entrance. This year, we had more time to really go around and feast our eyes with visual treats.
My highlights for this year’s artfair, I got a chance to go face to face with a Yayoi Kusama art pieces. I was so “kilig” with looking at it personally as I was an instant fan when I read about her artwork maybe 5 years back and this was the very first time that I got the chance to see her artwork with my own eyes. In case you do not know Yayoi Kusama, she is the one behind the Infinity Mirrors exhibition that went around the world and hopefully she can bring it here in the Philippines. There was an exhibition last year in Singapore and I totally do not have the time to fly to Singapore at that time and that was my biggest regret last year.
For the local ones, my total favorite was the series made by Yeo Kaa titled “Sorry, Sorry, Sorry”. Does it sound like a Super Junior song?😊 I came across Yeo Kaa from last year’s ArtFair and immediately liked her aesthetic. She uses pastels on all her medium, but the theme is so dark that her artworks shows depression, anxiety and other emotions. To sum it up in one word: Melancholy. You can also see all her great artworks on her Instagram page @yeokaa .
Another one that brings home the bacon for me is this artwork entitled “Inception of Life” by Roy Dwi Antonio.
I promise to visit and support our local ArtFair (and artists) and hopefully to visit more artfairs in our neighboring countries soon. I am eyeing Art Basel in HK, Tokyo Art Fair and Korean International Art Fair.
‘Til the next pose and post!