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January: “Filipino” Florence Cinco and the Fame artists of Melbourne

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Contact Artist: Florence Cinco | paramesh05@hotmail.com

Artwork on Display

SAHA 1

This piece is inspired by the tree roots and texture of some of the Australian trees. These are very similar to what I have seen back in the Phillipines.  I have interpreted these forms through the found materials at the gallery.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017
$200

SAHA 4

 This piece still has the same rugged texture but I have left the base to suggest it is a part of a bigger construction.. as though it fits into a hole in the trees nature.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$40

SAHA 7

This block form suggested the foundation of a building and the textured section is like the roots of the trees interacting with the foundation form. We are all connected to nature as our foundation.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$100

Saha 10

This repurposed old spade has direct links with cultivating the land and the x again suggests strength and purpose. The holes in the edges suggest decay and suggest a history and remind that this is an old material .Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$150

Saha 13

This old engine muffler again suggests tree shapes and the small ragged end is reminiscent of bark hanging down. Probably an engine was used in some form to clear the land and there is an echo of the form of the removed with this piece which now also is derelict.Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$200

Saha 16

The block suggests a seedling tray full of seedlings. I have used permanent materials to suggest the continuance of new natural life.Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$200

Saha series paintings 2 and 3

I have used natural materials and textured metal on the canvas to extend my depiction of the natural world and how it creates patterns and interactions and how as humans we find delight and pleasure in their forms.Found materials and canvas made in Australia 2017

$150 each piece

Ancestors by Joel Magpayo

Ancestors by Joel Magpayo$450

Embossed Series by Jess Marasigan

Embossed Series by Jess Marasigan$150 each

Saha 2

The form of this piece  is similar to the cross-section through the tree and the small shape in the middle is an accent to act as the centre of the tree.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$50

Saha 5

This piece suggested a house construction with the roof and the keyhole and the triangle suggests also a strong foundation and I have attached root type texture at the base of the form to echo the roots of the trees and the foundations of the house.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$50

Saha 8

This heavy curved form suggests the natural form of the trees and the lumps I added to the ends are like the roots and growths on the trees in this country.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$150

$50

Saha 11

This old branding iron suggests ownership of animals. The form is also suggestive of young saplings and trees that these animals might have grazed on.The welded lump at the top has links to the texture of roots.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$100

$50

Saha 14

This heavy old checkerplate suggests the skin of the trees, bark and texture.Tthe lumps I added to the ends are like the remnants of the branches .The x again suggests strength that is shown that even with such odd segments they still have integrity.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$200

Saha 17

The tower form tapers in sections as the tree roots and the trees do with each part becoming thinner as it creates new life.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$500

Saha Series paintings 4 and 5

I have used natural materials and textured metal on the canvas to extend my depiction of the natural world and how it creates patterns and interactions and how as humans we find delight and pleasure in their forms.Found materials and canvas made in Australia 2017

$150 each piece

Fiery Concerto by Do Noble

Fiery Concerto by Do Noble

$6300

Autumn Scene by Do Noble

Autumn Scene by Do Noble

$1900

Saha 3

This piece is more about the texture of the tree even though I have used steel as the construction material.  I want to connect to nature through images of its variety and in this case the gnarled rugged form is like a branch  (sanga- maharlikan for branch)

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$50

Saha 6

This piece is inspired by an Australian stone I saw at the entrance to the work shop. The hole is an accent in the stone and the X relates to human action on the material as part of building with natural materials.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$200

Saha 9

This wall hanging has textural elements of dots along each side which not only adds to the appearance but is a construction element. So this is a construction suggesting how materials are used to build the foundations of a house. The x is suggestive of strong like a warrior, have no fear.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$150

Saha 12

This old gate hinge also suggests a tree form with broken roots. The gate hinge would have come from a farm where many trees were cleared to make grazing easier.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$70

Saha 15

This is like a post used in house construction but I have added texture to the top to remind where the post came from, either roots( timber) or stones.

Found materials and welded construction made in Australia 2017

$150

Saha paintings 1

I have used natural materials and textured metal on the canvas to extend my depiction of the natural world and how it creates patterns and interactions and how as humans we find delight and pleasure in their forms.

Found materials and canvas made in Australia 2017

$150 each piece

Mighty Silhouette by Gilbert Fernandez

Mighty Silhouette by Gilbert Fernandez

$290

Bush Baby by Joel Magpayo

Bush Baby by Joel Magpayo

Linocut

$800

Rural Melody by Do Noble

Rural Melody by Do Noble

$680

Florence Cinco is a Filipino artist who is known around the world. He is a sculptor, painter, festival organiser , lecturer and teacher and is here in Australia to develop a new range of work and have an exhibition at the Red Tree Gallery. He is committed to ecological concerns and also developing awareness of the pre spanish Filipino culture Mahalika.

Artist bio

Florence Jose M. Cinco

(b. Calbayog City, Samar, Bisayas Island, Philippines, 2 March 1972).

The art of Florence Cinco takes us into the pre-colonial Filipino world of warriors, spiritual beliefs and indigenous ritual practices. In 1995, after completing a fine arts degree at the University of San Carlos Technologist Center in Cebu City, he worked briefly for the Gaisana Advertising Group, before becoming a full-time artist. A change in direction came by chance after he performed a work which required him to sit and meditate in the lotus position. He spent the next two years studying meditation and spiritual practices with the Tantric monk Shrii Shrii Anandamutri which led him into the precolonial world of Maharlika which translates into English as “Great Spirit.”

Based in Manila, Mr. Cinco is driven by an epic vision about Maharlikan culture, mythology and spirituality. He has made cultural awareness, environmental conservation and service to humanity as his mission. Fluent in local languages, including Visayan, Waray, Ilongo and Tagalog, his work is inspired by mediation practices, tribal peoples and warriors. He often uses scrap material for his artworks because it is cost efficient but also because it conforms to his beliefs about protecting the environment.

Mr. Cinco is a recipient of many prestigious awards including the Grand Prize of the Metrobank Art and Design Exellence (MADE) National Art Competition, Sculpture Category in 2004 and being awarded the Metrobank Art and Design Award in 2004 for sculpture, the Most Outstanding Samarnon Award for Visual Art in 2011, to name a few. He has held over 17 solo exhibitions and 59 group shows in the Philippines, Singapore, China, Thailand, South Korea, United States, Vietnam, Malaysia, India and Laos and now Australia.

Written by Dr Tony Donaldson for his book on south East Asian artists.

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT:

BS in Fine Arts, Major in Advertising  University of San Carlos Technologist Center, Cebu City, Philippines

 Awards/ Commendations

2015    – Juror’s Choice, Metro Manila Art Award (Philip Morris) Yunchengco Museum Philippines

2011    – Juror’s Choice, Metro Manila Art Award (Philip Morris) National Museum Philippines

Most Outstanding Samarnon Award for Visual Art, Samar Day Celebration, Catbalogan City

Finalist “TANAW” Bangko Central ng Pilipinas National Painting Competition, Metropolitan Museum

2006    – Jury Award, Embassy of India, Laos PD

2005    – First Prize, 58th AAP (Art Association of the Philippines) Annual National Art Competition,

Mixed Media Category, Philippines

Honorable Mention, 58th AAP (Art Association of the Philippines) Annual National Art Competition, Sculpture Category , Philippines

2004    – Grand Prize, Metro Bank Art and Design Excellence National Competition, Sculpture Category ,  Philippines

Juror’s Choice, Open Fine Print National Competition , Gallerie Anna 4th floor Building A SM Megamall Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Solo Exhibit

2016    – “FUSION” – Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea , Ayala Center Makati City, Philippines

2015    – “MANDIRIGMA” – Gallerie Anna SM Megamall Mandaluyong City, Philippines

2014    – “NAWONG” – Cultural Center of the Philippines, Amorsolo Gallery, Metro Manila, Philippines

2011    – TIUNAY” – NCCA Gallery, NCCA Building, General Luna St. Intramuros, Manila

2010    – “SUPRA” – Gallerie Astra  The Art Pavillion, LRI Building Center 210, Nicanor Garcia  St. Makati City

2009    – “SANTUP” Galeria Astra  The Art Pavillion, LRI Building Center 210, Nicanor Garcia   St. Makati City

2008    – “INTUITION” AM Gallery, Persatuan No. 5,  Jalan SS 2/67, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,    Kuala lumpur Malaysia

“TRANSFORMATION” Si-Savadh Art Gallery, Norkeokumman Rd, Vietiane Capital, Laos PDR

2007    – REFLECTION” Art Village Gallery, Rawai Phuket Thailand

2006    – ONE” Big and Small Art Gallery, SM Megamall Bldg. A, 4th level, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Group Exhibit

2017    –  “BAREHANDs Asian Artist Residency Project  and Exhibition” National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

2016    – “OLYMPIA FINE ARTS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT & SYMPOSIUM” – Guwahati India

2016    – “PSU INTERNATIONAL ART WORKSHOP” Southern Thai Art Gallery Princess, Galayanivadhana

Institute of Cultural Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

2015    – “10th INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL WORKSHOP IN THAILAND” – POH-CHANG Academy

of Arts Museum, Bangkok Thailand

2014    – “ASEAN ART WORKSHOP & EXHIBIT” Hua Hin Thailand

– “QINGDAO INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE”, China

“HAIYAN” International Art Exhibit, Duemila Gallery, Pasay City, Philippines

“SAU CON BAO” Recovery after the Storm Asean Art Exhibit, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum,  Hanoi Vietnam

“MANILA ART FAIR 2014” SM Aura Taguig, Philippines

2013    – “1st CHANGZHOU China International Art Workshop and Festival, Shanghai and Changzhou , China

“9th INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL WORKSHOP IN THAILAND” Poh-Chang Academy of Arts, Bangkok Thailand

“1st INTERNATIONAL ART WORKSHOP THAILAND” Naresuan University Art Gallery,   Phitsanulok, Thailand

“THE 12TH ASEAN ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOP OF THE LANNA ART INSTRACTORS THAILAND” Uttradit Rajabhat University, ChalermBhrakiat Gallery, Thailand

2012    – “VIVAA EXCON BIENALLE 2012” Silliman University Gallery, Dumaguete City, Philippines

“ECOREA International Art Biennale” Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

“SOUTH EAST ASIAN EXHIBITION” Southern Thai Art Gallery Princess, Galayanivadhana Institute of Cultural Studies, Prince of Songkla University, 181 Charoenpradit Road, Rusamilae, Muang, Pattani 94000 Thailand

2011    – “TANAW” BAANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas, Metro Politan Museum, Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines

2010    – “ACCP Auction & Exhibit” Finale Gallery, Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Comp  Makati City, Philippines

“INDIO INDY” Central Branch, Indianapolis 40 E. St. Clair St. Indianapolis , IN, U.S.A.

2009    –  “GSIS NATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION” GSIS Museum, Manila, Philippines

2008    – “THE PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF PRINT MAKERS” Yuchengco Museum, Makati City, Philippines

2007    –  “SINGAPORE PHILIPPINE ART TREK FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY” Momentius Art Gallery, Singapore

“ICON” Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Complex, Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines

Affiliations      Renaissance Artists and Writers Association (RAWA) Philippines

Maharlika Artists and Writer’s Federation (MAWF) Philippines

Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP) Philippines

Visayan Island Visual Artist Association (VIVAA) Philippines

Art Association of the Philippines

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