BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
An all-male art exhibition of figure drawings is ongoing at AAB-N Gallery+ Cafe at the Art District, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City.
Titled “Hublas”, the show features the works of Natalio Alob, Fred Orig, Revo Yanson and Dennis Valenciano in charcoal pencil.
Figure subjects, especially those depicting the nude, have played an important part in a painter’s subject matter and occupied an honored place in art galleries and in the esteem of the picture-loving public.
In art making, anatomically correct renderings of the human figure in any of its various shapes and postures is a major consideration.
It is an essential part in any art practice which are often missed and ignored by many art practitioners in the name of modern art. It is a very straightforward system which one can only develop by constantly harnessing his/her psychomotor skills.
The focus of this show is to emphasize the importance of human anatomy, lighting, tonal values and line strokes which are considered important part of artistic practice and training.
The participating artists are all active members of the Art Association on Bacolod-Negros (AAB-N).
AAB-N president Leah Samson said the gallery will be featuring different art exhibits every month and is already fully booked until March.
The group also plans to hold a general exhibit next month either at the museum or they may just consider doing a virtual exhibit, Samson added.*