Unveiling the Profound Beauty of Ilonggo Artistry: ‘MATAHOM’ Exhibition

Mandaluyong City—-Imahica Art Gallery proudly presents “MATAHOM,” an extraordinary exhibition that celebrates the essence of Ilonggo artistry of Allain Hablo, Arel Zambarrano, Ed Defensor, Ed Uygongco, Frank Alexi Nobleza, Jo Uygongco, Margaux Blas, Renwil Jake Portodo, and Shiela Molato.

Within the carefully curated collection of artworks, a symphony of colors, strokes, and canvases awaits, inviting visitors to embark on a transformative journey that unveils the profound beauty rooted in this captivating province.

A captivating display of vibrant canvases awaits art enthusiasts and culture aficionados as the serene and passionate voice of Ilonggos comes to life in a mesmerizing dance of colors. This highly anticipated art exhibition showcases the remarkable talents of local artists, who skillfully weave their emotions and intensity into each masterpiece.This immersive art experience invites visitors to explore the profound narratives behind the brushstrokes and immerse themselves in the vibrant tapestry of emotions depicted on the canvases.

But it is not only on canvas where Ilonggo artistry shines. Skillfully crafted mixed media artworks, born from the hands of talented artisans, pay homage to the spirit of Ilonggo life. These three-dimensional creations encapsulate the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, showcasing the rich cultural heritage that has shaped the province. With every artwork, the artists breathe life into their subjects, sharing with the audience the stories, customs, and beliefs that define Ilonggo culture.

“MATAHOM” stands as an homage to Iloilo, the “City of Love,” and as a testament to the profound influence this province has had on the artists. With heartfelt connections to their roots, these talented individuals have poured their passion and creativity into their works, resulting in an exhibition that resonates with authenticity and emotion. As visitors traverse around the gallery, they will encounter an array of artistic expressions that pay tribute to the Ilonggo passion, its people, and the profound narratives woven into their lives.

This exhibition is more than a display of artworks; it is a celebration of Ilonggo artistry in its truest form. The masterful creations presented within “MATAHOM” invite viewers to witness the essence of Ilonggo culture and experience the world through the artists’ eyes. Their works speak of resilience, passion, and an unwavering love for their heritage, inspiring all who behold them to embrace their own roots and celebrate the inherent beauty within.

Through this remarkable showcase, the artists invite visitors to embark on a journey that delves deep into the essence of Ilonggo culture. It unveils a rich tapestry of inspiration that has shaped the artists’ lives and creative processes, reflecting the captivating beauty and vibrant spirit that make Iloilo truly unique.

Join us on this transformative journey from July 29 to August 19, 2023, at the Imahica Art Gallery, located at 2A Lee Gardens, Lee Street, Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City. Immerse yourself in the splendor of “MATAHOM” and discover the magic that unfolds when art and culture intertwine.

For further details and inquiries, please contact us at 0917 894 5646 or via email at info@imahicaartgallery.com. Additional information can also be found on the gallery’s website at www.imahicaartgallery.com.