Monday, April 23, 2012

Mardonio Cempron

was born in Jetafe, Bohol, 1941. (Watercolor landscapes) Architecture, Cebu Institute of Technology 1966 under Martino Abellana. Five solos: at Hidalgo, Hyatt Regency, Rustan’s, Gallery Genesis, and his latest. Cebu City, 1998. Has been practicing in the field of architecture from 1966 to 1983, when he went fulltime into painting. [100 Years; 100 Artist- LC]*** A maternal uncle as a hobby, and served as early influence. In 1974, painted with the art group Dimasalang, joining their painting excursions to provincial spots together with Romulo Galicano, SYM, Ibarra de la Rosa, Vic Laroza, and E. Aguilar Cruz. First solo, Hidalgo, 1983. Had a town-man show with Roger Gutierrez, Makati Commercial Complex, 1981. One of the winners in the 1996 Kulay sa Tubig competition. [20th CENT ol III-MD].


HARDIN
Oil on Canvas
18" x

24"
1997
HAC Code: 66659

Melencio Sapnu Jr.


was born in Orani, Bataan 1959. (Garden Impressions) Art studies at FEATI University as a university scholar, 1980-81 under Ibarra de la Rosa and Rod Dayao. His father Melencio Sr, studied drafting at Honorio Ventura’s trade school in Bacolor, Pampanga and opened a billboard and cinema shop. In high school, helped father at the shop, being the eldest son. Two other siblings are active painters: Ver Reyes and Louie Tolentino, both using surnames from their mother’s side of the family. Discovered by book author Manny Dululao at the Greenhills Art Center in 1980, where he would exhibit together with other GAC discoveries Carlo Magno, Bobby Angels, Arturo Cruz, Gene de Loyola, Jose Valino, and Rolando Angeles. First one-man show, Galleria Aurora, 1986. Has had two-man shows with Lino Acasio. A total a six solos, his 3rd and 4th solos at the Lopez Museum. Member, Mequeni Group and Group Seis, He is good at painting gardens, old churches and houses with focal of a bright of sunlight or dappled shadows of leaves on walls. Put up a studio in Marikina in 1991,When not painting, is busy in a mahogany farm in Mariveles, Bataan. [Family-JS]


WINDOW
Oil on Canvas
24" x

30"
2001
HAC Code: 73295

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ferdel Gonzales

Born 1961, (Old Manila Impressions) Got his name from the first three letter of his father Federico, and his mother Delia, who owned and tun the Angeles Gallery and Frames in Angeles City. Has three younger brothers who are artist; modernist Wally, Federico Jr. and Froilan. Grandfather Felix Gonzales was the owner of Art Phil, a Mabini gallery that existed since the 1950’s. Ric Gonzales, the portrait artist, is an uncle. Most of the family including aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces, are painters. Specialized in impressionist renditions of Old manila done in palette style which he picked up from Cesar Buenaventura, his Godfather, under this father Federico apprenticed. Member, Kapisanan ng mga Alagad ng Sining, exhibiting with them twice at the Angeles art Gallery, 1983; and Quezon Province Museum in Candelaria, 1987. [BIOS-JS]
ASOTEA
Oil on Canvas
24" x 36"
ND
HAC Code: 79564

Friday, February 17, 2012

Adler Llagas

was born in Baras, Rizal, liked to paint the vast mountain range of the Sierra Madre, even if it were in postcard-size watercolor. The mountains were what he knew the best. He liked to go off on his own as a boy, on solitary walks in “them thar hills” His first drawings were not of humans, but of those mountains. Figures were of no interest to him. These early miniatures already displayed a fine hand, excelling at extraordinary renditions of light and shadow. Adler’s exposure to art started in his second year at the Tanay National High, when he saw the art works of a classmate, Jojo Florendo, then an active member of the Tanay Artist’s Group. The Group was mentored by local restaurateur, Ka Ante Catalos, a fine arts graduate. Jojo became a first mentor. Jojo would introduced him to artist Brando Bati, who would bring him to Jun Tiongco. Adler would later meet Robert Syqui, another fine Rizal artist, who painted grandiose skies that dominate the canvas. Exposed to the best artist of Rizal, Adler’s sensibilities sharpened even more. By 1996, Adler was exhibiting his striking miniatures as guest artist with the Tanay Artist Group, under its then president, Jimmy Vista. Even when Adler went fulltime into painting, his works remained small in size, 2 x 3 or 5 x 7 inches. Up to the late ‘90s, he was doing watercolors, but after a year of apprenticeship under Brando Bati, he switched to acrylic. Merce and Panyong Atencia would carry his works in their gallery in Quezon City, and collector Chuckie Arrellano would by his works. Adler’s paintings are included in the coffee table book of the Arellano collections, Art Across the Philippines written by artbook author Manny Duldulao. Duldulao has been Adler’s guide and mentor. Manny has included him in “ Art Collector’s Guidebook, Vol. II. Adler has now switched to doing large artworks, such as 4 x 7 piece featured in the Duldulao book, of the 48 x 48 work exhibit at a 3-man show at the Philippine Heart Center in 2004. Adler’s first solo was in Caracas, Venezuela, organized by a collector who worked at the Department of Foreign Affairs. The Caracas show was a sell out. Adler has a studio in Morong, shared with old classmate Jojo Florendo of Tanay who paints still life and interiors, and Antonio Daleon of Morong, who does folk renditions and butterflies.
RIVERSCENE
Watercolor
14" x 22"
2003
HAC Code: 79552
PALAISDAAN
Water Color
14" x 21.5"
2003
HAC Code: 79554
FISHERMAN’S HUT
Water Color
14.5" x 22"
2003
HAC Code: 79553

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Antonio Doctor Garcia

was born in Manila 1937. (Pen & Ink genre) One sem, Architecture, TIP. Cartoonist Exchange correspondence course, Pleasantville, Ohio, 1952. Was model maker of architect Lindy Locsin from 1968-73. With Serafin Bonoan and architect Tony Webb, also did architectural models for Juan Nakpil, Gabriel Formoso, and Villarosa and Asso. Started serious painting in 1973 encouraged by Virginia Ty- Navarro, Carol Guerrero, and Mr Lane of Silahis Art Crafts. Has been doing realist genre of old houses and churches for the past 18 years in charcoal, oil, and watercolour. Forte: pen and ink renditions of town market scenes. First solo, Rear Room Gallery, 1977. Second solo, 1998, Holiday Inn, sponsored by Silahis Art Craft. Is ambidextrous. Sketches with his left, and does his finishing with the right hand. [BIOS-JS].
Labandera
Pen and Ink
17 x 14
1984
HAC Code: 80113
Reflection
Pen and Ink
17 x 14
1985
HAC Code: 80110
Bahay Kubo
Pen and Ink
17 x 14
1985
HAC Code: 80111
Sulyap sa Nakaraan
Pen and Ink
15 x 20
1984
HAC Code: 80112
Fort Santiago II
Pen and Ink
17 x 14
1985
HAC Code: 80107
Sta. Ana Church
Pen and Ink
17 x 14
1985
HAC Code: 80108
San Juan Church
Pen and Ink
17 x 14
1985
HAC Code: 80109
Isang Linggo ng umaga
Pen and Ink
17 x 14
1984
HAC Code: 80104
Lumang Bintana
Pen and Ink
17 x 14.5
1987
HAC Code: 80105
Old House of Taal
Pen and Ink
17 x 14
1985
HAC Code: 80106
Old Window
Pen and Ink
17.5 x 14.5
1986
HAC Code: 80101
Ang Bantayog
Pen and Ink
17 x 14
1985
HAC Code: 80102
Romblon
Pen and Ink
17 x 14
1985
HAC Code: 80103
Sta. Ana Church
Pen and Ink
15 x 10
1984
HAC Code: 80098
Fort San Pedro II
Pen and Ink
15 x 10
1984
HAC Code: 80099
Sentry Turrent Intramuros
Pen and Ink
15 x 10
1985
HAC Code: 80100
Side portion of Manila Cathedral
Pen and Ink
15 x 10
1986
HAC Code: 80095
Young Baby Sitter
Pen and Ink
14 x 8.5
1985
HAC Code: 80096
Young Mother
Pen and Ink
14 x 8.5
1985
HAC Code: 80097
Bahay na luma sa Binondo
Pen and Ink
15 x 10
1986
HAC Code: 80092
Soler
Pen and Ink
10 x 14
1985
HAC Code: 80093
Mga lumang bintana
Pen and Ink
15 x 10
1987
HAC Code: 80094
NANAY
Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"
1994
HAC Code: 79550
GANITO KAMI NOON
Water Color
15" x 10"
2000
HAC Code: 76688
STA.ANA CHURCH
Water Color
8.5" x 6.5"
2002
HAC Code: 67344
TAYO NA SA PALENGKE
Water Color
12" x 16"
1994
HAC Code: 79551
SAN AGUSTIN CHURCH
Water Color
8.5" x 6.5"
2002
HAC Code: 67343
SULYAP SA NAGDAAN
Pen & Ink
13" x 8"
1985
HAC Code: 79549
RURAL SCENE SERIES
Pen & Ink
18" x 13"
1985
HAC Code: 79548
BINONDO OLD HOUSE
pen & Ink
16" x 13.5"
1985
HAC Code: 79547
SHADE & SHADOWS
Pen & Ink
15" x 20"
1984
HAC Code: 77113