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New works of Celeste Lecaroz depict finding joy and hope amid the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic motivated Celeste Lecaroz to reflect on the impact of the health crisis and ponder on how she could translate her musings into new paintings. She felt that the mission of an artist should continue more so when the entire world is on standstill and in need of hope.

Painter Celeste Lecaroz—known for her “Mamba Forever” portrait of Kobe Bryant that went viral, spontaneous realism paintings of Filipino taipans and pastel artworks of turn-of-the-century Filipinas—will hold her fifth one-woman show entitled “Blue Skies, Crimson Wind,” at Eastwood City Mall’s The Atrium from March 1 to 11. Reception with the artist will be on March 1 at 6 pm.

The COVID-19 pandemic motivated Lecaroz to reflect on the impact of the health crisis and ponder on how she could translate her musings into new paintings. She felt that the mission of an artist should continue more so when the entire world is on standstill and in need of hope.

“Blue Skies, Crimson Wind,” will feature pastel paintings of playful flower girls in impressionism style. 

“To paint a subject as joyful as childhood play almost feels like an antithesis to all the turmoil that has happened in the past year,” Palanca-winning writer Och Gonzales said of the collection.  “And yet this is exactly what artist Celeste Lecaroz chose as the subject of her latest series of pastel paintings – a treatise on sisterhood and what it means to keep seeking and finding joy in these troubled times. The series is a fitting welcome for March as we celebrate Women’s Month.”

For more information about the artist, visit celestelecaroz.com and follow lecarozart on Instagram.

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