Celso Duazo Pepito opens his 37th one man show entitled Going Beyond on February 21, 6:30 pm at SM Art Center SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
Looking at paintings by Pepito, one is made aware of common motifs running through them: love of God, love of family, and love for country. Pepito’s paintings reflect a strong spirituality and a commitment to a continuing apostolate through his art.
He is an unwavering believer that positive change in society starts in the family, the reason why his works always show and depict family values and traditions, and a spirit of nationalism exemplified by subjects that are striving for self-reliance and dignity through hard work and labor.
Having built a reputation in the utilization of cubic simplicity in the making of his work, genuine sincerity stands to be an important element in the inner working of Pepito’s art — art which seeks to give hope, motivate, challenge, and uplift. Like most artists, he values freedom of expression but he also believes that freedom without responsibility is quite useless.
In more than three decades of art practice, Pepito has put up 37 one-man shows, joined more than 200 group shows, and organized art exhibits that benefitted not only his group but young aspiring artists as well.
The exhibit runs until March 8.
For more information, call Fe or Celso Pepito at (+63) 9289383148, (+63) 9153103921, (+632) 9240926 or (+632) 4250509.