Epson PRO Exhibit

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 6PM
Alliance Total Gallery, 209 Nicanor Garcia St.,  Bel-Air II, Makati City  

Eight of the country’s renowned artists exhibit their work at the EPSON PRO launch at Alliance Total Gallery 

Epson, a world leader in digital imaging and printing solutions, presents the “Epson PRO”, eight of the country’s premiere photographers and graphic designers who represent the finest the industry has to offer.
The Epson PRO is comprised of National Artist BenCab, renowned photographers Bien Bautista, George Tapan, Jun de Leon, Quincy Castillo, Ryan Agoncillo and exceptional graphic designers Drew Europeo and Robert Alejandro. Their works will be presented to the public via a selling exhibit in partnership with Alliance Francaise de Manille. The opening will be on Wednesday, October 29 and will run until November 4 at the Alliance Total Gallery located at 209 N. Garcia St., Bel-Air 2, Makati City. 

Epson, Photographs and Graphic Art: Partnership of Art and Technology 

The art works represent the country’s best as envisioned by this group of photographers and graphic designers--- images that are meant to move its captured audiences towards visual and emotional fulfillment while provoking and inspiring human sentiment with its timeless appeal.  

National Artist for Visual Arts BenCab will be showcasing "Concealed and Revealed I” and “Concealed and Revealed II”, two mixed pieces that display the contrast between the draped figure and the nude. 

Distinguished graphic designer Drew Europeo, who is a co-founder of Philweavers, a National organization of Web designers and developers illustrate her contribution to the Epson PRO Exhibit. “Beyond the Static Space is a series about random things that were gathered to form certain shapes, flow and texture. Even if the pieces are just static, there’s something about it that will make you see that there are a lot of movements going on. It’s initially chaotic but somehow your eyes will lead you to a harmonic order. The colors give the mood, but the piece as a whole, provokes a palate of emotions.”  

She adds, “Given the concept behind the series, I would say everything is indefinite. I work thru my emotions, so whatever the piece will lead me that’s how the flow of the artwork will be. Each lines, shapes and colors were dictated by random feelings while I’m zoning in to a certain space. With some music, atmosphere and visuals that surrounds me, those were definitely a huge influence to my work.”  

Master photographer Quincy Castillo will be showcasing “Permeate” and “White Dragon”. “Permeate” is an abstract image printed and manipulated by hand with watercolor, brought back to the digital environment. It seeks to show a marriage between photography and painting. The piece, limited by a frame, transcends limitation, freeing itself from convention, thereby creating a totally different and free image. His second piece, “White Dragon”, is also a celebration of photography and painting. He shares, “This piece is an effort to achieve the same ends. What I visually maintain is that photography is art. Individual visual interpretation is a form of intellectual stimulation.”  “ 

Other works to be exhibited are: Jun de Leon’s “Chaos 118“ and “Chaos 221“, George Tapan’s “Camiguin” and “Baler”, Bien Bautista’s “Lush” and “Flash”; Ryan Agoncillo’s “Pagsulong” and “Tagak”; Robert Alejandro’s “Philippine Illustrations 1” and “Philippine Illustrations 2”;   

Giving Back to the Community: A Celebration for the Youth and Education with GMA Kapuso Foundation 

On its 10th year in the Philippines, Epson celebrates a decade-long track record of supporting professional photographers and artists through the Epson PRO selling exhibit. Part of the proceeds of the Epson PRO exhibit will be donated to benefit the youth and education projects of GMA Kapuso Foundation.  

“Epson’s advocacies are not limited to helping the industry achieve the greatest heights in quality. We also believe in being of service to the community, and in this particular case, to the education of the Filipino youth,” says Senior General Manager, Division Head for Sales & Marketing of Epson Philippines Corporation Eduardo Bonoan. “That is why we have approached GMA Kapuso Foundation, who has rendered a lot of services to the youth segment through their “Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan” project, and the “Give-a-Gift: Alay sa Batang Pinoy. We are hoping to successfully sell the prestigious line-up of art works by our Epson PRO photographers and artists, who have graciously agreed to donate a selection of their works so that we can deliver a big amount to help out the youth and education endeavors of GMA Kapuso Foundation.”  

The Epson PRO selling exhibit at the Alliance Total Gallery of the Alliance Francaise de Manille in Bel Air, Makati will run until November 4, 2008, while a portion of the proceeds to be donated to GMA Kapuso Foundation will be announced during Epson Philippines 10th Anniversary celebration in December.
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