Art and time

posted December 27, 2014 at 06:10 pm
by Manila Standard Lifestyle

Watch brand Axis recently staged an art exhibit entitled Time Out of Time at SM Mall of Asia. The exhibit featured the works of artists Ram Mallari, Buds Convocar, and Salvador Ching.

The art works may be seen at the Axis pop-up store on the ground floor of SM Mall of Asia, near National Bookstore. Axis watches are available in Watch Republic Shops and leading department stores nationwide.

Ram Mallari is known for his art pieces made from recycled materials
Buds Convocar is an awarded artist
Buddy Ching is painter, installation and performance artist

The pieces on exhibit were a collection of mixed media works that incorporated Axis watches. The Axis art works will be sold through a bidding process and the proceeds will be donated to Children’s Hour.

Ram Mallari turns other people’s junk into works of art. His mixed media assemblages have garnered attention and praise. His 2012 exhibit Metal Redemption in Congress was a huge success and his story was chosen by Thompson Reuters to be featured in local and international media networks  such as Yahoo News, Washington Post, NBC News TV in New York and BBC News Channel.

Before pursuing a full time career in painting, Buds Convocar spent his early years in the academe teaching a wide array of art subjects such as design, illustration, typography, painting and cartooning. He has received numerous awards in various art competitions such as 10 Outstanding Artists of the Philippines in 1994. He has received honorable mentions in the Philippine Art Awards in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2001.

Salvador “Buddy” J. Ching is a multi-awarded painter, installation and performance artist. He was one of the five Philippine representatives to the Third ASEAN Youth Painting Workshop and Exhibition in Indonesia. He was part of the Asian Biennale Art Exhibition in Cuba, Bangladesh, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. He has received numerous awards and citations in major art competitions in the country and nine one-man shows to date.

The Time Out of Time art exhibit highlights the watch brand’s belief in self-expression and meaningful style.

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