It's been more than five months since your sudden death. I can still vividly remember our last conversation. It was Thursday night when you dropped by at home from your work. I was telling you to keep your family safe and come back with your family but you answered me with a joke.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Filipino abstract painter, Chiqui Rodriguez announces her major new series entitled SUDDEN FLIGHT, her solo show to be held in Zurich by late summer will have its preview opening in a two-man show at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, hosted by Altromondo Gallery on 22 May 2014 and continuing through 18 July 2014.
The 15 selected paintings from a total of over 100 works that comprise the SUDDEN FLIGHT series, awash in vibrant color, are sure to dazzle visitors to the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. Chiqui’s unique approach to blending acrylic pigments on canvas creates gem-like surfaces. Peering through the surface to what is depicted below, the viewer realizes that all is not as glowing as it first appears. Chiqui is noted for her deep abstraction of complex realism.
Chiqui also explores a complex subject; her work calls attention to our culture’s thought of hardwork. Much of Chiqui’s artwork is influenced by her experience in the corporate world. Through this new body of work, she connects hardwork to social class as a form of meditation.
Says Chiqui of her SUDDEN FLIGHT series, “I was inspired by my short trip to Brussels after a show held in Berlin in 2013. I arrived with the intent of finding an artist who would be willing to collaborate with me in my upcoming projects, so I started to look around. Instead of finding an artist, I found some Filipinos who work around the city. My interaction with them in a different environment led to varied conversations about how challenging life is to be away from their love ones but nevertheless find solace knowing that their families benefit from their sacrifice. I started on my e-sketchpad and started to express my thoughts after this encounter. The title 'Sudden Flight' refers to several layers of meaning: sudden burst of happiness, excitement as reaching out lives of far-flung Filipinos extending compassion, a moment of bliss.”
The show plans to bring forward awareness on the inner thoughts of Overseas Filipino Workers.
About the Artist:
Copy of Chiqui Rodriguez Sudden Flight preview edited Chiqui Rodriguez enjoys telling people how she started as an artist. It kicked-off one morning discussing the paintings she had been working on back in 2003 while having coffee with her long-time confidante.
Fearful that she did not finish a BFA degree, she was nevertheless encouraged to share her work publicly because painting has been her hobby since she was six. Through her renewed confidence and the opportunity entrusted in her, she learned that she can do anything to cultivate her art. With this experience, she believed that she can also inspire others that everything is possible if you put your heart into it. Chiqui went on to develop her signature painting style since then. The politically motivated environment of the Philippines and her adventures while traveling between Asia Pacific and Europe molded her ideals of optimism, hope and internal happiness. The first of five series from her upcoming exhibition “Sudden Flight” is now viewable through chiquirodriguez.com and Saatchi Art. While the Manila preview of the fourth series is on 22 May 2014 at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences hosted by Altromondo Gallery (www.altromondo.ph/artist-profiles/chiqui-rodriguez/).
Chiqui continues to research on cultural entrepreneurship in developing countries like the Philippines and remains active in various social causes.
For more information and high-resolution images contact:
Chiqui Rodriguez firstname.lastname@example.org http://chiquirodriguez.com
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I admit at the age of 30 something I still want to experience wearing sexy lingerie at night. I am sharing my room with my mom and my little big boy so wearing sexy thing at night is a NO NO, my little big boy will certainly complain :-). Anyway, for those who are in a look out for huge selection of lingerie then perhaps you can click here for lingerie. I visited the site and I found few of my liking however I cant wear them now so I will just be happy on looking at them.
Happy Wednesday everyone, I missed posting an update here for more than a week. Yours truly has been busy offline and well I often feel lazy to blog everytime I get to have a chance to blog- that is my reason why this blog along with my other blogs has been idle. I almost forgot that I still have tasks to work on that needs my attention. On the other note, its quite here. My mom is at my younger sister's place to get some documents while my son is spending his summer vacation in Cebu. Hopefully, I will be productive and take the opportunity to do what I need to do online.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Many homeowners think about how they can change their existing landscaping and how they can add plenty of value to their homes without investing the expense that most renovations require. The easiest and most convenient way is by adding some outdoor lighting fixtures. By simply emphasizing the most important parts of your yard, you add curb appeal to the outside of your home, and you can easily raise the home value.
If the front of your home has a fountain or quaint garden, its best to focus on these areas with outdoor lighting fixtures that cast light downward. For an aesthetic appeal, a footpath is emphasized with the use of outdoor lights. You can use outdoor lighting to create nice layers of illumination for porches, decks, outdoor patios, benches for stargazing and outdoor seating areas. Selecting the most appropriate fixtures is done by considering design, efficiency, aesthetic appeal and color. Every home is different, and every homeowner has their own creative mindset. Some people want outdoor lighting fixtures to fit in well with the monochromatic outside of their home, and others want complementary designs and colors. You can also find wrought designs for special lighting fixtures or intricate lamps with shades that will send the artificial light in a downward direction.
The most effective way to decide which lighting system works best for your home is by hiring a professional lighting company, like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and other lighting companies. A lighting professional evaluates which parts of the yard need emphasizing as well as the right amount of light to ensure the neighbors aren’t disturbed and that no glare occurs. When you hire a professional lighting company, you can look at personal photometric plans, designs of different lighting plans and the prepared draft of the fixtures necessary to create the best light in your home. Having too little or too much light should be avoided. By using the recommendation of a professional designer, you can find effective, cost-efficient plans for your lighting needs.
If you already have a lighting plan, lighting professionals can use that plan along the blueprints to your home to create a beautiful lighting system that suits your needs.
Disclaimer: The idea written in this guest post is solely by the author not mine.
Yay! What a way to end the month of March and to start the month of April. Few days ago, I received an email from someone who is connected to an online store and one of the largest online store in the country these days. After exchanging emails I finally close the deal yesterday. I could not wait for my cash voucher and start shopping online. After most of my stuff was taken away and ruined by sea water when the strongest typhoon made landfall in our town few months ago. So the collaboration offer is timely as I need to shop. The cash voucher is a big help, really. As early as now, I started browsing the site. In fact I already have two items in my bag. I plan to check back the site later today and see what else to buy.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Online shopping is becoming a hit in the country these days. I remember few years ago, I was hesitant to pay my first purchased online. I have to think many times before I decided to pay the item I want. Luckily, my first online shopping was a success. I received the item without any hassle and the product is perfect. I figured, you just have to make sure that the seller is trusted.
If not, Zalora is one of the largest online retailers in the Philippines and other Asian countries. They offer wide selection of branded and fashionable dresses at Zalora, tops, shoes, bags, jewelries and much more. They also offer clothing, shoes and apparrel for men. Now, that I have found Zalora, a trusted online store in the country, there is no doubt that my online shopping experience will be exciting and hassle free. I will also get rid of asthma attack every time I need to shop especially on holiday season.
Talking about fashionable dresses, do you find the dresses on the picture fashionable and chic. My friend want to buy a dress semilar on the picture but she is not convince if the style is superb.
Friday, March 28, 2014
I've mentioned in some occasions that I am using my phone to work on my thing online. With this, I know for a fact that I could not do what I usually do online before I lost my netbook almost five months ago. For instance, I could not join the daily blog hop as I could not install alexa software in my browser. I haven't check my alexa rank yet and I dont have plan of checking it in the near future. I know my alexa ranking is not good as I haven't generating good traffic for few months already. How I wish I can go back to blogging in full force but I don't have enough money to buy a new laptop as of this typing.