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"Entablado" Painting Exhibit by Bayani Ray B. Acala
Entablado: a painting exhibit by Bayani Ray B. Acala
A painting exhibit by young, talented painter from Paete, Laguna will open on November 25, 2007, Sunday at 2:00PM Nineveh Artspace 2452 1st Avenue, Villa Silangan Subdivision Sta. Cruz, Laguna Tel: (049) 808-6617
Exhibit runs until December 16,2007
ENTABLADO: The Stage of Life
If life was a stage, it would be interesting how actors weave a story with neither a script nor a director. Acala confronts this seemingly challenging yet intriguing reality of life and its many subplots as he paints a variety of actors performing in the stage of their own setting, often with a play of bright and dark hues, reflective of life’s rich mix of emotions and undertones.
What is most welcome in Acala’s pieces is his fresh approach of using ‘the stage’ as a platform for reinterpretation of old and recurrent themes of friendship, courtship and love. From the ballerina whose eyes are held by her partner’s, the flying trapeze chasing his love with a bouquet of flower high up in the air to the jugglers whose joggling act is dependent on the stability of their friendship and trust.
The artist’s canvass transforms life and its mundane relationships into an exciting play re-told and re-invented without the rigidity of a script or director. Coming from a simple but artistic town of Paete, Acala has successfully rendered a lighthearted yet mischievous view of life; one that is uncluttered and innocent; where clowns, magicians and acrobats are not afraid to be unmasked, and where childhood memories of the people performing on stage in the plaza during town fiestas are revisited by a more mature pair of eyes but with the same young heart.
To view the artist's works, please click this link.
Bayani Ray B. Acala is actually Tutubi's good-looking, gifted first cousin who has won several nationwide painting contests :P
wooowww congrats sa cousin mo... magaling! narinig ko na name niya... i'm sure nanalo na siya sa metrobank art contest... ako once pa lang sumali dun, empre hindi nakasama sa finalist hehe... paki-ask naman if he knows my cousin lotsu manes -who exhibits also his work in nineveh.. then si art sanchez jr if kilala din niya... the owner of nineveh artspace is Louie, i met him before way back 2005.