Guests during exhibit at Kult Gallery enjoyed the opening party with a DJ, interactive games and San Miguel beer. (Singapore PE photo)

SINGAPORE 31 October 2018 —The Philippine Embassy in Singapore’s Art Trek, an annual cultural event, showcased its sixth and seventh exhibitions on 04 October 2018 at the Utterly Art Gallery and on 05 October 2018 at the Kult Studio and Gallery.

Jonathan Joven and Dr. Keng Hock Pwee (center) with the officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore. (Singapore PE photo)

Utterly Art’s featured artist, Mr. Jonathan Joven, captivated art enthusiasts with his depiction of life from the ground up through his exhibit entitled “Same Ground.” “No matter what our status in life, we remain beings of the same humanity and rooted in the same ground,” this was the message on equality that Joven tried to convey in his artworks.

From left: Jonathan Joven, featured Filipino artist, Dr. Keng Hock Pwee, owner of Utterly Art Gallery, and Consul Gonaranao Musor who delivered the remarks on behalf of Ambassador Yap. (Singapore PE photo)
One of Quiccs’ creations showcased during the exhibit at Kult Studio and Gallery. (Singapore PE photo)

Meanwhile, for the first time in the twelve years of Art Trek, a Filipino toy artist was featured. Quiccs Maiquez, was jointly featured with other toy artists from Singapore, US and Japan, in the exhibition “The SuperSucklord: Bootleg Toy Supervillain” at Kult Studio and Gallery.

Quiccs was inspired by the bootleg culture and the popularity of art-toys in the Philippines.

The guests enjoyed the party atmosphere at the exhibit with interactive games while admiring the art-toys inspired by vintage advertising, pop icons and celebrity worship culture.

Quiccs Maiquez (in black cap) with Sucklord (seated with eye glasses) who are among the featured artists of Kult Studio and Gallery together with the officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore. (Singapore PE photo)

Joven’s exhibition at the Utterly Art Gallery was held until 04 October 2018, Quiccs’ art-toy exhibition was held at the Kult Gallery until 22 October 2018.

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For more information, visit www.singaporepe.dfa.gov.phwww.philippine-embassy.org.sg or https://www.facebook.com/PHinSingapore.

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