In celebration of the 11th anniversary of Renaissance Art Gallery, abstract artists Max Balatbat, Bien Benitez, Benji Bisaya, Marco Coching, Arley Carig, Jane Ebarle, Fitz Herrera, Josef Laureano, Sio Montera, Cid Reyes, Aner Sebastian, Resty Tica and Valen Valero joined forces in DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION – a one-of-a-kind visual fest of various abstract forms.

The show is highlighted by the the works of master abstractionists National Artists Hernando R. Ocampo, Jose Joya and Arturo Luz, as well as Malang, Romulo Olazo, Gus Albor, Lao Lianben, and Nestor Vinluan.

Through over a decade, Renaissance Art Gallery has built a reputation as a nurturing ground for emerging abstractionists. Its proprietors Noli and Agnes Romero have been committed to fostering the appreciation of a non-figurative idiom, especially in an art scene that predominantly favors representational paintings.

Abstraction is an art in which “the depiction of real objects or nature has been subordinated or entirely discarded and whose aesthetic content is expressed in a formal pattern or structure of shapes, lines and colors.” It is also called non-representational or nonobjective a term first used by Russian abstractionist, Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944).

DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION will have a special preview from June 6 to 8 (Friday to Sunday) and the opening cocktails is on June 9, 2014 – 6 pm at the ART CENTER, 4th Level, Bldg. A, SM Megamall,Mandaluyong City.  It runs until June 24, 2014.

For further details contact Renaissance Gallery at 637-3101, email at [email protected] or visit their website at www.renaissanceart.ph.



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