Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Garden Elements is the title of Jim Orecencio's 16th one-man exhibition of his recent paintings at Boston Gallery in Cubao, Quezon City.

As many of you know by now, I am one unable to articulate my thoughts or reactions regarding fine works of art so, don't expect a smart critique from me regarding this exhibit. All I have to say is that Jim's painting on the right, "Under The Shade," happens to be my favorite from this entire collection.

I suggest for those interested to see the exhibition to do so immediately, for it ends on the 28th of this November.

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posted by Señor Enrique at 5:03 AM


Blogger Ebb Tide said...

Hi! Been under the weather this Thanksgiving week, that I wasn't able to drop by. Now that I am recovering, I am catching up reading blogs. It's soooo... exciting to read your blog and see the Boston Gallery, Ahpada International Arts and Crafts Expo and the Manila Historical Heritage Comission. Sayang, I will not be able to see Jim's exhibit. Thanks for a glimpse into his art works. Someday, when I visit the Philippines again, I will see the Manila historic site, and other exhibits around.
I always enjoy visiting your blog and I thought we should link. Although my blog is an art blog, I like to link with a blog that features galleries, art exhibits, and places. What do you think?

November 27, 2007 6:25 AM  

Blogger FilMasons NSW said...

If it was possible, it would have been nice to see a close up photo of that painting. That is, for those of us outside Manila.

Thanks for another art exhibition update.


November 27, 2007 6:35 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Out of courtesy to Boston Gallery, Mario, I had linked its site to this entry so as not to deprive them the spotlight, so to speak. Nonetheless, I will ask for permission if I could post larger versions of the images here.

Thanks for your interest, Mario :)

November 27, 2007 7:28 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I'm much honored, Ebb Tide. I've always made an effort to feature artists on my site despite my lack of a more thorough knowledge of fine art and its history. I am, however, a lover of which and will always be in awe of people gifted with the talent to draw, illustrate or paint :)

Glad to know you're feeling much better :)

Perhaps, a balikbayan visit for you and your husband ought to be seriously considered soon.

Many thanks, Ebb Tide!

November 27, 2007 7:38 AM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

the youth of today are very lucky that art is easily accessible to them. it used to be some sort of unreacheable unknown when i was growing up. the fact that you continuously feature them here helps a lot. must be one heck of a visit.

eric, you are making the most of your stay back home; we are lucky.

November 27, 2007 9:26 AM  

Anonymous bernadette said...

Hi Senor Enrique!

Thank you for going around and featuring all these exciting shows for my info. Yep, am back to my provincial haven here :-).

I think for you to be able to articulate your feelings about art is simple---say whether you like it or don't. Your photos are enough for me to sense that you like a certain style of expression or else you wouldn't take a photo of it. Art history and such are for academes methinks. I had a foot into taking my art masteral but then I had to choose---my personal life or cerebral life. I chose the former :-).

More power to you!

November 27, 2007 10:36 AM  

Anonymous Rey said...

Wow... those are fine, fine creations. I could ogle at them for hours trying to understand every strokes... too bad I can't go.

November 27, 2007 10:48 AM  

Anonymous kyels said...

I've always admired people who can paint and Philippines is producing so many talented artists be it in painting or singing. It's nice to see people heavily involved in arts though; just brilliant.


November 27, 2007 12:11 PM  

Blogger lianne said...

can i have ur email address sir?

November 27, 2007 3:55 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Sure, Lianne ...



November 27, 2007 6:28 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Yes, Kyels, the number of talented locals is simply astonishing. However, I think it's good, though. I like the idea of many people able to channel their creative energies in the most positive and creative light :)

November 27, 2007 6:36 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

That's right, Rey. Jim's paintings have a tendency to draw the viewer deeper; getting him/her more involved with the art.

When you come home for a visit, try to check out a couple of our art galleries. I'm certain you'll have a grand time :)

November 27, 2007 6:39 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

During my early years in New York, Bernadette, the guards at Frick Museum used to get upset at me for touching the exhibits. I just couldn't help it. Perhaps, my inability to articulate my feelings made me want to touch the art work instead -- hoping some secrets would be revealed to me in the process. Did you notice that I did the same with one of your art works at the park? I reached over to hold one of them.

But then again, this may be the reason I tend to gravitate towards sculptures -- I can touch and run my hands all over them without the risk of my damaging them as opposed to an oil painting.

Thanks, Bernadette!

November 27, 2007 6:45 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you for your kind words, Photo Cache. I will feature more of our emerging talents, including some of our local galleries.

I do remember that you've featured some of your shots in your site that depict your visits to museums and special art exhibitions :)

November 27, 2007 6:47 PM  

Blogger luna miranda said...

I envy you, S.E...you're all over the place! Beautiful works of art give me goose bumps. The first time I was at the MMA and then at the Louvre, I was speechless. Artists constantly open new horizons and challenge our way of looking at things.


November 27, 2007 6:57 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Mostly in the New York and Manila areas only, Luna. Unlike you which includes the Louvre ... hehehe.

We need to encourage and support our local talents in the realm of arts & crafts, for they help awaken our indigenous sensibilities, and thereby expand our perspectives in the way we perceive ourselves and environment.

November 28, 2007 7:01 AM  

Anonymous lino said...

seems like an interesting exhibit eric...:)

November 28, 2007 7:24 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

It is, Lino. You may want to check it out if you have time today :)

November 28, 2007 7:53 AM  

Anonymous bernadette said...

ha-ha-ha! Can't help but post another comment, Senor Enrique. I too like to touch paintings because some of them are (especially the impastos---or paints applied not by brush but by the palette) intriguing to the touch. I was able to do that to a painting of Van Gogh in a museum in Germany :-)---and got away with it! I really like it when people hold the coconut shells in their hands and look at my paintings. Nag-kokonek kasi. Artworks are actually energies of artists manifest. I worked once as an artist of the Met Museum and the works of Juan Luna are still filled with his tempestuous energies. His portrait of his wife would cast eerie lights---no kidding!---we saw once while staying overnight just to get the restrospect show through. And we were all so strangely stressed then.

November 29, 2007 5:16 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

"His portrait of his wife would cast eerie lights---no kidding!"

Are you serious, Bernadette? Whoa! That must've been an amazing feat that Luna had executed with his brush that created that particular magic.

But didn't he have quite a tempestuous relationship with his wife as well? And his brother Antonio, didn't he become intensely jealous of Rizal?

I'm glad you didn't mind my touching your artworks :)

November 29, 2007 5:36 PM  

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