About the Event
The Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation is pleased to present the water color works of painter Joven Ignacio in "Amoroso" on June 21, 2014. This will be open to the public from June 22 to July 6, 2014 at the ArtistSpace of Ayala Museum. Ignacio is one of our country's much-admired watercolor painters.
He is known for his rare paintings of Philippine flora and fauna. The artist is known for showing intricate elegance and capturing tranquility in his works. In this very special occasion, Ignacio presents a new series of paintings.
“Amoroso” showcases more than 30 works of Joven Ignacio's "Kuroda Series", inspired by the cloth called "alampays" or "balabals" worn by the older Filipino generations.
The exhibit shows different variations on the weaving of the cloth coming from various parts of the country, and other heirloom pieces that women would wear with the cloth. In this exhibit, Ignacio fully explores the transparency of water color painting. The free movement of the paint on the canvass - uncontrolled yet deliberate in expression and the challenges of how we can experience artistic frame of mind through tradition and craft.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree at the University of the Philippines. As a British Council Chevening Scholar, he finished his Master of Tropical Architecture degree from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. He is likewise a fellowship recipient from the Higher Education Funding Council of England and from SIDA, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and pursued advanced training courses on Energy Efficiency and Conservation and Management of Historic Buildings. Joven Ignacio is an advocate of environmental awareness, and at the forefront of the field called “green” architecture.
Proceeds from this art exhibit will benefit the MCO Foundation's "Young Artists' Development Program". The MCOF, now on its 29th year, is committed to its mission of supporting young and highly-talented classical musicians through giving them performance opportunities, free masterclasses and workshops by master-artists. This program has become a venue for young artists’ official debut as artists. Often times, their MCOF performances are used by recitalists as their entries for scholarship and competition applications abroad. Many artists who were launched by the MCO Foundation are now doing well in their respective careers.