Category: Art Projects

June 3rd, 2009

The Apostles Series

I had a preview exhibit at St. Lorenzo Catholic Church, Walnut CA during the Pentecost festivities last May 30, 2009. It’s a prelude to my plan to have an art exhibition by fall 2010. For the past month, I’d been working on the “Apostles Series” to humanize the saints or apostles and relate it to the everyday man. In my view, the apostles are just normal people like us but had overcome great obstacles in their time. It’s the focus of their belief or faith that made them notable.

Art Exhibit

In choosing the models for the saints, I was looking for particular people who would seem to look familiar and yet would impress us with distinct characteristics of the saints for what they’re known for before they become saints. My goal for this series is to go beyond the religious aspect of the apostles & see the humanity & commonality that exist with everyday unsung heroes.

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May 8th, 2009

A Religious Theme

It was quite interesting how this project came to me. I never really thought I would be doing any religious series theme considering the past paintings I’d done were mostly nudes or figurative paintings. Sure, a few times I’d commissioned artworks to do portraits of Jesus Christ, churches & even the “Last Supper” but not a whole body of work that would concentrate on the Pentecost theme which will be celebrated on May 29-31.

Pentecost Painting

An Old Master's Pentecost Painting

It’s been a while since I did some major paintings & my aunt who happens to be an active parishioner in St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church asked me to display a series of religious painting during the festivities & I thought, “why not?” Anyways, I already did some graphics work for the parish during the Lenten Season which fortunately, they liked.

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