A Dinagyang Festival art exhibition, Duag sa Dagyangattempts to summon viewers to engage on a dialogue about beliefs, faith, spirituality, festivity, and revelry.
The show is comprised of large size artworks mounted at the Arte Tierra Art Space inside the upscale Festive Walk Mall, Megaworld Iloilo Business Park. Visitors and festival guests in Iloilo City will see the works of Voltaire Fernandez, Jomari Moleta, Mike Moleta, Ritchie Baylon, Marrz Capanang, JzyTilos, Momo Dalisay, Frank Alexi Nobleza and James Salarda
Voltaire C. Fernandez – Duga Sang Dagyang
Ang Harandumon sang pagtaray
Angayan man o malaw-ay
Matilawankanamitsubra pa sakalamay,
Tinuga sang Dios nagahangpanay
Dalagko man o magamay
Bangudsaduagngamatawhay Sa pagdagyangnagaduga ang kalipay.
JomariMoleta – Motherhood
Acrylic on Canvas, 8x8ft., 2019
I seek to create an honest dialogue between my art and the greater community. Painting seems like some kind of a peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.
I am a night painter. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said. Creating art is visceral. We rise to the calling. We are constantly being beckoned forth. The artist in me cannot help but interpret the contours and edges of motherhood into a visual experience.
Mike Moleta – Nostalgia in D Minor
Mixed Media, 8x8ft., 2019 Not all happiness can only be seen when you open your eyes literally. But can also be seen when you close your eyes. Closing your eyes makes you imagine. Imagination crates an image to your mind that will make us free from the edges of life. It is also a great start to know yourself more and help you grow by exploring your deepest thoughts.
Ritchie Baylon – Ominous
Acrylic on Canvas, 8x8ft., 2019
Ominous is something that suggests bad things will happen. The world is going to end tomorrow. The activities of humans nowadays like deforestation, burning fossil fuels, and mining are causing changes in the environment that hurt animals, plant species and to us human as well. When everyone makes a conscious effort to reduce personal waste and think about the impact that their every action has on the world around them, a change is within reach.
Marrz Capanang – Kagayon
Acrylic on Canvas, 96 inches x 96 inches, 2019 Kagayon means beauty – the physical and inner glow. This macro paintings shows how beautiful the local flower up close and detailed. This is how we appreciate things, we look at it closely and think about it deeper that flowers are responsible for giving colors and for multiplying the number of things we need in this lifetime.
JzyTilos – Halad
Acrylic on Canvas, 96 inches x 96 inches, 2019 Growing up with my grandfather who is a folk healer, I have always believed in enchanted creatures. My artwork shows two women with heads resembling a house and a lady giving offerings to a cat. My artwork is a reflection of our inherent belief on these mysterious beings. That human and magical realms can live in harmony as long as there is respect between these two worlds.
Momo Dalisay – For the Love of the Land
Acrylic on Canvas, 8’ x 8’, 2019 Our forefathers considered our soil sacred. For them the soil give them foods and medicines from the plants they grow. In my humble capacity I maintain my backyard garden as my tribute to our ancestors and to our land keeping it sacred in our own time.
Frank Alexi Nobleza – Sacrificial Lamb
Mixed Media, 2019
Sacrificing one’s life for the benefit of others for a good cause is the most kind act.