Wednesday, July 25, 2012

DOS LAHID: A One-Man Show by Palmes




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LAHID, as in the smearing of paint that upshots sullies on canvas, be it intentional or not, suggest more to its literality as stroked by artist Dante C. Palmes. Exhibited at Dos Lahid are his recent paddlings in the dualism and dichotomy of the figurative and the abstract, areas that he long delved in since obtaining a Fine Arts degree from the Philippine Women's University in 1992.


His latest figurative works flaunt his yet another hurdle in style amid the places he has been to; his natural discernment or "paglahid" of the specificity of the changing society.  Those familiar to his art will find no surprise to his paintings of vibrantly colored mud-brick dwellings  in an agrarian village in the Middle East, of veiled women, and of strolling monks in Thailand.  Also were his stints on farm-life subjects that are firmly predictive of his latest linkage to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).


However, "lahid" would be his continuous fondness to strokes or "pahid" by a palette knife. The present textures, ostensibly as analytical as from a post-expressionist work, confirm his progressing faculty of the style.  His choice of colors is as special as how he prevail it: "I like my works to be colorful".


The art works that are featured on the exhibit.














Also present during the occasion were Laguna Board Member (2nd District) Hon. Andrew Neil Nocon, Laguna First Lady and Pagsanjan Mayor Hon. Maita Ejercito, and Mr. Ral Arrogante, Head of the Society of Philippine Sculptors.

 
His paddles are far from resting on its laurel, and DOS LAHID may favorably reveal which dichotomy of the arts he will incite more.  Such move will be pretty exciting to see.


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19 comments:

  1. No wonder Mr Palmes received awards... He really is a good artist...:D

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  2. hi nice painting I enjoy it a lot

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  3. His paintings are great. He definitely is a very talented artists.

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  4. those artworks looks great! indeed a great artist! xx

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  5. Not really know how to appreciate art.... All i know it looks good.

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  6. One talented artist, his paintings shows how well he is when it comes to painting.Greta imagination.

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  7. Great art pieces. My cousins would love these.

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  8. Loved the paintings! I'm a frustrated artist and since I can't paint, photoshop has been my buddy for years... Hehehe.

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  9. I like his style. Love that he's into colorful paintings unlike some artists whose works are too dull and dark na medyo hard to appreciate na.

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  10. Nice artwork. Hopefully, Mr. Palmes can get the recognition he deserves.

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  11. The piece are great. All of the paintings is great to look at.

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  12. i love this man;s works.. great job!

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  13. Impressive paintings Dante C. Palmes. Doesn't he make you proud to be Pinoy?!

    I used to work in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and one of the things that I enjoyed in my job was being up to date with diverse cultural events, activities and of course about different artists, whom I would not have stumbled upon on my own.

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  14. How I wish I could paint
    and have my own ART EXHIBIT
    but I am no master of this art.
    GREAT WORKS of SIR DANTE !!!

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  15. very nice work and very good review on your part...you have a good eye for detail.

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