Filipino artistic talent is once again on display in Germany with the participation of two home-grown painters and a sculptor in the Berliner Liste 2017 – one of the German capital’s oldest and largest modern art fairs.
Fair visitors are drawn to Arnel Garcia’s surreal and thought-provoking face sculptures made of wood and resin, and Anafe Nemenzo’s intricate paintings, depicting dozens of tiny human figures, each one different from the rest.
Kevin Cubinar, a young licensed architect, presented paintings of human forms with emotional character. Not used to the attention, he nervously explained to visitors that each painting was inspired by recent events in his life.
The trio’s exhibit was made possible by Transwing Art Gallery, managed by Frankfurt-based art enthusiast, Mr. Klaus Hartung.
Hartung, along with his Filipino wife, are firm believers in Filipino talent. Transwing also has a gallery in Quezon City.
Ambassador Melita Sta. Maria-Thomeczek and Mr. Alvin Malasig, Head of the Philippine Embassy’s Cultural Section, graced the exhibit’s opening last September 14.
Now on its 14th year, the fair has 90 exhibitors from 34 countries. Paying guests braved Berlin’s chilly weather and joined the 100 meter-long queue on the fair’s opening night to see various works of art, including paintings, graphic prints, drawings, mixed-media pieces, installations, and video presentations.
Art lovers are invited to visit the Berliner Liste 2017, especially the Transwing booth (located at the 1st floor), at the Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, along Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, 10243 Berlin. The fair runs until September 17.
The public is also invited to visit the artists’ next exhibit, which will feature a live art performance, on September 21, 6:30 pm, at the FCA Motor Village Rhein-Main, Hanauer Landstrasse 176, 60314 Frankfurt am Main. END