Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

ART ATTACK

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.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Like Us on Facebook

You May Also Like

ART ATTACK

epitomized by the current administration,” is part of the exhibit “To Differ Digitally 2: Love and Dissent in the Time of Pandemic.”

ART ATTACK

"Muntadas: Exercises on Past and Present Memories" was launched on 24 November 2021 at the third floor galleries of the Ateneo Art Gallery and...

ART ATTACK

Fallen heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic are at the center of an online animated museum that is part of the De La Salle-College of...

NEWSMAKERS

Members of the Kurit-Lagting Art Collective renewed their calls for a clean and green environment by breaking free from plastic during an exclusive online...

Advertisement