If you love papercut as much as I do, then you shouldn't miss the newly opened CUT & PASTE: A Papercut Exhibition which will run until August 30, 2015 at Prism Gallery in Makati City featuring 6 of the best Filipino papercut artists. From traditional pastillas pabalat to contemporary expressions, featured artists showcases their talent and skill in manipulating the very challenging medium of paper.
TRIVIA: My fascination with papercut art started when I chanced upon an old Chinese lady in Beijing who did my papercut portrait during my visit in 798 Art District.
CUT & PASTE presents the best of papercut art by fusing traditional pabalat with contemporary works. You can see this in various artworks on display. Here are some snaps I took during the opening.
It's also nice to see some of the featured artists
doing their demonstrations which really captured
the interest of the guests!
My interest in papercut reunites me with two of the Filipino master artists!
Reunited with good friends! I first met Sir Badz Magsumbol two years ago in Bicol when he was introduced to me by Sir Pancho Piano who is one of the most famous Bicolano artists I know. These two master artists will surely make you proud as a Filipino because of their artworks and advocacy. They use art to make a difference and promote the best of Filipino culture and talent.
As one of the featured artists, I asked Sir Badz about his inspiration for his artworks. He shared that he aims to continue this kind of art form alive and vibrant. "I don't believe that Papercut is a dying artform." he reiterated. He said that there are many practitioners out there who just needs proper venue to showcase their work in order to be discovered. Part of his advocacy is conducting demonstrations and workshops in different parts of the Philippines to promote this Filipino culture and tradition.
Congratulations Prism Gallery and to all the featured Filipino papercut artists for the successful opening of CUT & PASTE Exhibition! It was well attended by different people from all walks of life and ages.
Show your support to our Filipino papercut artists!
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