MANILA, Nov. 18 — Aside from the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) that rivets the eyes of the world, there is an artistic work that deserves local and international attention.
Visual artist Raffy T. Napay, who studied Fine Arts from the Eulogio Amang Rodriguez of Science and Technology (EARIST), rose to fame in 2013 when he won Grand Prize in the Ateneo Art Awards that enabled him to receive a grant for art residencies at the Artesan Gallery in Singapore and the Liverpool Hope University in UK.
Earlier this year, Napay joined the Florence Biennale in Italy and bagged 2nd Premio Lorenzo il Magnifico (2nd Prize Lorenzo the Magnificent)and now his art works will be shown for free at on Nov. 21 to Dec. 3 at the Ayala Museum of bustling Makati Ave of Makati City for free from Nov. 21 to Dec. 3.
Napay frequently exhibits his works locally and abroad.
This time, Napay’s exhibit "See and Silence" is organized by Art Verité Gallery.
A joke had just come around, "T.Napay" is a sweet bread that is enjoyable to chew. That’s actually how his works look like; they are feast to the eyes and food to the work-weary mind.
It features large-scale works that bring the viewer to a stark confrontation with the sea and the human heart.
The more you look at his works, the deeper each one of them diffuse some kind of feeling–peace and tranquility for some and beauty and breathtaking thoughts for others.
Fresh from his success at the Florence Biennale of Italy, Napay further masters his trademark use of thread.
He has taken it to unchartered heights, imbuing it with a transformative presence. (PNA)