Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Running on its Fourth Week, Malakaῆang Thursdays will now feature the sound artist Sleepersecond and a Didgeridoo performer Fitzroy.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Veronica Laurel and AK Ocol will hold their very first Two Woman Show happening at Big Bad Wolf, located in G/F Fairways Tower 5th Ave corner Mckinley in Bonifacio Global City Taguig.
The exhibit will open on the 25th of October at 8PM and will end on November 2.
This show features the intricate and delicate works of Veronica Laurel that is made up of binded paper and sculpted wood applied in bookarts and furniture while AK Ocol's obsessively detailed drawings balances out the former artist's work with images that dares the viewers to look into another dimension.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Ten artists are going to exhibit at Blot Art Studio this coming 31st, just a day before Halloween. Aside from showing contemporary arts today, there will also be live musical performances.
Nondualism:"We live in a world of dual illusions, a right and wrong, black and white. Nondualism is a concept that shatters the fragile shell of duality, taking the two different perceived things and looking at them as one and the same. This group exhibit challenges artists from different fields and medium to explore the neither nor idea that can free a person’s perception of things and the world we live in. "
Blot Art Studio is one of the latest contemporary gallery and art studio in Makati today that offers art education, residency, exhibits, and other events. It welcomes community of artists locally and internationally that opts to share their talents and creativity in order to create outstanding works.
You can find the FB Page right here.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Cat condos are nice and it really helps the kitties have their own cave or space they can retreat to. It also functions as a scratching post so you can definitely have your beautiful furniture spared from cat claws.
More Cat Condos are available at Blot Art Studio 9726 Pililia St Corner Kalayaan Santiago Village Brgy Valenzuela Makati.
Opens Monday to Saturdays from 11am to 7pm.
Friday, September 28, 2012
I hate MACs.
It's started working again when our transient artist tinkered with it.
And to push the bumming moment to its deepest despairing level, I channeled Maria Mena through Spotify.
Listening to her tortured soul that encourages masochism and unrequited love can be quite relaxing though I don't suggest this if you are feeling emotional lest the emotion linger longer than you wanted.
I'm just glad her latest album is starting to sound less dedicated to wall-flowers and beginning to tap her thug soul.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
This is something that I didn't expect at all. At such a very short notice, I am included in a group exhibit to be hold at the Ayala Museum, Artist Space 2nd Floor.
Mga Iba't Ibang Birada or Different Strokes, happening on the 14th of September and opening reception starts at 6PM.
There are 14 more artists included in the exhibit coming from different places, backgrounds, and of course, style or stoke. My works are the sole 3D objects because all of the artists are painters. It's like the Pulp Fiction Exhibit again, where almost everyone were illustrators.
For this exhibit, I have immediately come up with three 3d objects that I have been planning to create for a long time. I haven't had a proper sleep in four days because I was trying to finish up on the art works. Not to mention I am coming up with this wretched feeling of impending sickness, that feeling as if you've been hit by a bus and shortness of breath that would eventually progress into cold and cough.
Last time I had this kind of sickness, my friend took me to Makati Med and she witnessed how my nose got vacuumed, not a very pretty sight.
|One book to be a part of a work|
The least I can do tonight is sleep early and work hard for the remaining days.
Hopefully I'll be feeling well by Friday. See you at the opening of the exhibit!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I write, always.
Friday, August 24, 2012
|"What's that smell? Is that puke??"|
Having just moved in to the new place in order to establish once again an Art Studio, right after having to leave the previous one.
Paintings are lined up on the side, waiting to be hanged on walls.
In a city, where it's pretty impossible to live off your art, it is quite monumental to risk almost everything even the clothes on your back. And that's exactly what we're doing. Tony, someone I'm currently working with, sits contemplating an idea. Hopefully, a bright idea that would help us earn from what we're doing. Otherwise, I should expect a terrible struggle and occasional famine in my career.
We hold sketching sessions with live models and also classes, aside from exhibits, should you wish to visit - you can easily find us at 9726 Pililia St. (along Kalayaan Ave) Santiago Village, Brgy Valenzuela, Makati City. Preferably from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
|Special thanks to our sponsor VnC Cocktails for making our event possible with merry drinks!|
And your lover got struck by lightning.
Selections from young and old poets of today.
Bring Your Own Poison.
"One of the universe’s greatest injustices is that poets, whose minds dwell far beyond the middling realities of the mundane world, have to worry about making a living. Poetry—even more than other arts—is a notoriously unprofitable endeavor, and in recent history great poets have spent their weekdays working as dreamy doctors, unlikely insurance salesmen, disaffected journalists—the list goes on."
See you there!
Monday, April 16, 2012
|Books and Beaches are my thing... really.|
Friday, March 2, 2012
I forgive myself for being utterly lazy at such moments but good news is that the exhibit was featured in a lifestyle magazine online and had a review about my piece “Furling Chaos in the Eye of the Storm”
See you guys at the next exhibit. :)
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
|A busy corner where art pieces are being mounted while collectors look at catalogs of artists' works|
Here are my works on display at the event, I used ground wood for paper with a natural off-white color. The paper absorbs ink well and is highly recommended for sketches as well (charcoal, pencil, etc)
|4x9x7 and probably weighs about a kilo. Tanguili edging, marine wood and ornamental leather latch|
|8.5x6x9 Almost 20 year old Mango tree branch|
|Perfect binding method, Almost 20 year old Mango tree branch.|
|Was not featured in the collection under Art Informal since I gave it as a gift to a friend.|
|This is the smallest I've created so far. Just a bit the same size as my mobile phone. I like how the wood borers left a scar on the bark that resembles a maze.|
|The AIP Postcard, I sent a few to friends who lives outside the country.|
If you want to purchase a book from me do drop me a line. By purchasing items, you will be helping me fuel my creative activities and also fund my future exhibits. The smallest book in the picture has a price tag of P500 inclusive of shipping nationwide.
You can also visit my website at www.veronicalaurel.com
Friday, February 24, 2012
|Click link to read the article. (Photo: André Ford)|
In this article, the “artist” wants to address the inhumane ways how factory and industrial farming treat animals. Every single day there are millions of animals that are slaughtered in order to satiate our taste buds. Unfortunately the artist has failed tragically since despite the chicken not feeling a thing if it dies, cruelty in its sense is more on someone’s spiritual level. The lack of it would make you think of intricate inventions on how to give in to your desires without having to deal with their guilt. Just a sophisticated way to alleviate the burden of a conscience which have achieved nothing but the same thing as the old ways of farming.We must make the choice to eat well. Do not be herded by what commercial food manufacturers are telling you to eat. If we start making the right choices and demands, the rest will follow. :)
Even if the chicken cannot feel or know that it’s going to die, it cannot gloss over the fact that it’s still cruel. Taking a life no matter how you do it, whether the doomed recipient feels, know, sees it or not, and whether you do it with an injection or a pillow, is immoral. Taking away the rights of an animal, in this case the chicken, to live a life naturally is in its sense, is still ultimately cruel, let alone removing its brain and keeping it in an induced coma.
Removing a chicken’s brain and putting it into a state of coma until slaughter day is nothing more than an intricate and discreet manner of cruelty and violence, and will never justify their deaths.
Not to mention that it’s still quite cheaper, easier, convenient and sustainable to just plant vegetables.People need to demand more vegetables in order for the supplies to make a sudden turn. Vegetables are by far still healthier and better for the human diet.
Then again, if people really cared and has compassion for animals, they would stop stuffing their mouths with meat. I won’t be surprised if this “installation” would be the future of farming because people today are nothing more than whores of novelty, the commoners today are so enamored with something new that they would embrace it even in such a promiscuous way and despite the fact that it can bring more harm than good.
Watch this film if you really want to know about the things you stuff in your mouth
Friday, February 17, 2012
|Veronica Laurel's works will be on display at the Art in the Park fair on Saturday February 18, 2012. You can find her works with the Art Informal booth L4. The fair starts at 2PM and ends at Midnight.|
Here's hoping that it's going to be a bright day with the bluest of skies on Saturday. I can't show the rest of my works since some of them still need some finishing touches. The collection that I'm going to show on Saturday is closely created with paper and wood, two important elements in my work and life.
|Art Informal Gallery Booth L4 (near the playground)|
See you guys there!
Monday, February 6, 2012
Blogging on the said event will be - yours truly. Though live-blogging is not exactly something I do usually, this is an event I’m making an exception. The event will discuss SEO writing and useful 101s on blogging.
The first-in-a-series of workshops kicks off at noon on Saturday, Feb. 11 for a workshop by blogging pioneers Ganns Deen on Blogging 101, Janette Toral on Search Engine Optimization or SEO. Dannie Alvarez of the Yuchengco Museum will give a theoretical framework on culture, to be followed by Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist Arch. Isabel “Cookie” Berenguer Asuncion with her talk on “Let the Eyes Speak, Articulating the Language of Design,” with her talk opened to the general public at 3:30pm.
The FWGP is a new group of freelance writers based in the Philippines. Its members include journalists, newspaper and magazine contributors, copywriters, researchers and documenters, blog writers, screenwriters, literary writers and SEO experts. It is committed to protecting the welfare of freelance writers, and to elevating the quality of their work output.
Yuchengco Museum fosters a greater public appreciation of the finest in Filipino and Filipino-Chinese visual arts and creativity. It does not only showcase art, but also serves as a forum of exchange, debate, and education.
The FWGP’s founder Ime Morales says that the series aims to seek new writers from among the participants of the seminars and mentor/ help them develop writing skills; educate aspiring writers about the different forms of writing for new media/blogs, TV & film, children, among others. The group also wishes to help current writers upgrade their skills, especially in new media. Finally, they wish to enhance the capability of writers – senior, junior and aspiring – by educating them on possible streams or sources of income outside of the practice of their profession.
The Culture and Media Program 2012 will focus on writing for the needs and supporting specifics of the Creative Industries. Lines up by the FWGP are Writing for TV, Film and Theater back-to-back with What Clicks with the Filipino Masa: Motifs in Filipino Blockbuster Films / the Indie Culture in April; Opinion Writing vis-à-vis Filipino Cultural Values: The Spirituality in Filipino Dance and Music for July; and Writing for Children with Philippine Culture and History as Source of Inspiration for Creative Concepts in October.
Workshop fees are pegged at P1,800. inclusive of attendance in one session, a day pass to the Yuchengco Museum, cocktails and a certificate of attendance or participation.
Cash or credit card payments are accepted and may be coursed through the Yuchengco Museum. Check the website for more information and schedules of talks for the year www.yuchengcomsueum.org. For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 889.1234. The museum is located at the ground floor of RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Sen. Gil Puyat Avenues, Makati City.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
|Veronica Laurel will be with Art Informal Gallery at the Art in the Park event|
|The sketch of the book case|
|Part of the branch I have cut using a compass saw. These are the materials for the books I'm going to make.|
|This is the branch, though they've been cut into 4 separate pieces already.|
I shall be working on this project until the 16th of February, aside from creating a book case, I will also be binding books with the same materials and element. This collection is something that I've thought of for a long time. Will not be posting results yet but attending the Art in the Park event would definitely enthrall you with the art pieces available on sale.
|My arm ached cutting just a portion, I tried the axe.|
Friday, January 27, 2012
|Mine is the dark one with carvings as crown|
Mirrors are P2,500 each
All proceeds will go to the cause. These mirrors were designed by 10a Alabama folks including Veronica Laurel and others. There are a lot of kids out there who are excited about learning handmade arts & crafts but aren't able to since they lack the resources. Luckily buying these mirrors won't only get you a uniquely handmade mirror worth hanging along your hallway, bedroom, bathroom or living room, you also get to send an eager child to an unforgettable experience of arts & crafts workshop.
Visit the Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects gallery now at 10a Alabama st. New Manila Quezon City.
|Say hello to snooty Chaplin, the resident cat, when you drop by|