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Art Fair Philippines, Where Reality and Imagination Collide in a Vibrant Showcase

Art Fair Philippines 2024

Art enthusiasts and culture aficionados, get ready for an extraordinary experience at the 11th edition of Art Fair Philippines. This vibrant showcase of creativity brings together 55 exhibitors and hundreds of artists, both local and international, in a breathtaking display of talent and imagination. From the moment you step into The Link in Makati City, you will be transported to a realm where reality and imagination blend seamlessly.

The Art Fair Philippines has truly outdone itself this year, offering a diverse range of works that will captivate and inspire. The lineup includes renowned artists such as National Artist Benedicto Cabrera, Ramon Orlina, and Mark Justiniani, who have left an indelible mark on the art world. But the fair doesn’t stop at traditional mediums; it delves deeper into the realm of immersive projects. Prepare to be amazed by Butaw, an installation by Orange Project that challenges your perception of space, and let Fotomoto take you on a visual journey through the wonders of photography.

Amidst the bustling atmosphere of this creative extravaganza, a remarkable story of personal triumph takes center stage. Meet Johnrey Quiban, a Singapore-based Filipino architect who has made his debut as an artist at the Art Fair Philippines. The pandemic forced Quiban to pause and reflect, leading him to discover his passion for painting. Sharing his evocative and textured landscapes on Instagram, he caught the attention of the Sound of Art gallery in Singapore and art enthusiast Mia Jaranilla. Quiban’s art, with its moody and introspective take on natural landscapes, stands as a testament to the power of art in times of darkness.

Quiban’s journey from sharing his work on social media to being featured in a prestigious art fair exemplifies the democratizing influence of digital platforms in the art world. His art challenges the conventional notions of beauty, offering a more profound and contemplative perspective. With his solo show at Gallerie Stephanie, he not only establishes himself as an artist to watch but also highlights the transformative power of art in navigating through difficult times. His story resonates with countless individuals who found solace and expression in art during the solitude of the pandemic.

The Art Fair Philippines has become more than just an event; it stands as a cultural milestone, showcasing the flourishing artistic landscape of the country. By bringing together a diverse array of works from both local talents and international artists, the fair serves as a crucible for creativity and innovation. This year’s edition goes beyond mere exhibition; it tells the stories behind the art. It celebrates the human spirit, resilience, and the boundless imagination that pushes the boundaries of artistic expression.

As we bid farewell to the halls of The Link, we carry with us the vibrant stories, colors, and emotions that the Art Fair Philippines has unveiled. It reminds us of the profound impact art can have on our lives. The fair is not only a platform for established artists but also a springboard for emerging talents to share their creations with a wider audience. It underscores the vital role of art in our society, reflecting our deepest emotions, connecting different worlds, and guiding us through the complexities of the human experience.

Let the Art Fair Philippines be your guide into a world of artistic discovery and expression. Immerse yourself in the incredible talent of artists like Johnrey Quiban and embark on a journey that will awaken your senses and expand your horizons. Experience the transformative power of art and witness firsthand how it shapes our world. (R. Canete with additional report from Isabel Almonte)