Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SORE Artworks

Here are the 12 digital prints on my exhibit.
  1. Sex Will Keep Us Together (Triptych, 4 x 8 ft., printed on canvas)
  2. Funeral (15.5 x 9.5 inches on paper)
  3. Sadnest (11.6 x 16.5 inches on paper)
  4. Hopeful Eyes, sketch
  5. Hopeful Eyes (15 x 15 inches on canvas)
  6. Dancing with A Ghost (21 x 21 inches on canvas)
  7. Kismet (16 x 16 inches on canvas)
  8. Love Dazed (15 x 15 inches on canvas)
  9. Samuk (11.6 x 16.5 inches on paper)
  10. Space (11.6 x 16.5 inches on paper)
  11. Child Play (11.6 x 16.5 inches on paper)
  12. Love Me (11 x 8 inches on canvas)
All prints are for sale. Email me if you're interested: lucille.umali@gmail.com

** I have two other artworks on blue pencil. Will post it later.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

My Artist Statement

I would like to tell a story. My story on finding romance, giving in to earthly pleasures, losing romance and finding my way to self-worth again. It's a familiar story. Most people have experienced it. But this one is my personal statement. This is my canvas of LOVE, LUST and LOSS in my own digital palette.

All the colors I combined represent a collection of emotions for every chapter of the story. The bold and weak strokes show the bliss and misery outlined during that fruitful phase.

Hope is a recurring element in most of my pieces. A flower always blooms somewhere. People, events, and even songs are part of the creative process as I weave the story of my artworks, making the whole process a new experience altogether.

As I challenge myself to convey my message in digital form, I also wish to challenge everyone, especially women in this field to be bold, dare to express your innermost feelings!


SORE Opening night

Friday, October 23 2009 at the Outpost Restaurant

SORE is my first one-woman exhibit. I had mixed feelings about the opening night but it felt more like it's my wedding day (sans the groom). I was very excited and yet anxious at the same time. But for sure I was very prepared to open the door and show my artworks to everyone.

It was overwhelming to see a lot of people who came and greeted me. It felt good hearing sincere "congratulations" from my friends, family and even from strangers. I must've married the perfect man! Hahaha! But really, it was a genuine feeling of success. An accomplishment for myself.
with college budies pawpaw, toting & jyl

SORE was just not a success for myself, there were people who voluntarily made it happen for me. My deepest gratitude to the following people: Ian Zafra, for the program and the getting me through the early stages of preparation until everything was realised. Nonon Yee for curating my exhibit and teaching me a lot of stuff about doing an art exhibit not to mention framing all my artworks. Apiong Bagares for willingly offering his time as my lighting director and electrician at the same time. Kei Valmoria for writing those stuff i couldn't write for myself. Insoy Ninal for the free PR placement in Sunstar cebu. David Harris of BITE magazine for allowing me to show my boobs (SORE poster) on his magazine hahaha! John Paul Pabrua for putting my designs into the tees. Charo Lyn Roncenvalles for the lovely journals and made me feel like i just published a book. hehe Jude Gitamondoc for a unique experience on my creative endeavor. The Outpost restaurant for the cool venue. To my family who's support is unmatchable. And to all my friends and ex lovers(eherrrm) who became part of the whole creative process of SORE.

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SORE runs until November 8, 2009.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

LET'S DO A COLORING PROJECT





COLOR THEM FOR ME!!!
Hi guys! SA'KU BAGS and I thought i'd collaborate with YOU on my opening day for my exhibit (tomorrow OCT23). I filled one panel of plywood with my outlined drawings. I'd love for you guys to finish this panel for me.

it'd be better if you add more elements on the panel. there will be colored pens, brushes and other coloring stuff. if you want, you can bring your own coloring stuff as well.

SA'KU will then turn this into pouches after the exhibit. If you participated on the panel, then i'd be proud to have collaborated with you and find them in SA'KU BAGS!

*****

P.S.
all NIPPLES are reserved to MR. APIONG BAGARES. hehehehehe

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Girlaloo


THREE MORE DAYS and SORE will soon open! I can't wait! But before i get too excited about my solo exhibit, another girly exhibit is coming to town.
‘Girlaloo’ is an all women digital illustration exhibit tour that aims entirely in promoting the medium of illustration into an exciting outlet of expression & voice. It is also to encourage more women to enter the digital field, as well as an exposure of their empowerment to the creative design scene.

Schedule:
* University of San Carlos (November 9 to November 13)
* University of the Philippines (November 16 to November 20)
* Benedicto College (November 23 to November 27)

Child Play
This is one of my three artworks that will appear on Girlaloo.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Funeral

This will be the last artwork for my SORE set. The culmination of the soreness. hehehe I have been trying to finish this for the past few days. I can't seem to get what i really want. And so finally it's done. The texture is good. The feel is perfect. This is exactly how i want this to be. :)

A funeral for a past.

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4 MORE DAYS TO GO!!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Papersandtschai Journals


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This is the closest thing to having my own book. Only this time, I am only until the front and back cover. Good enough for me. Someday I will have my own works in a book. :)

My SORE artworks (selected only) will grace the covers of Papersandtschai Artist Journal Series. These are hardbound journals with full color matte cover & premium book paper sheets.

Details:
Pocket size (3.5 x 5.5 inches)
Selling Price: Php300

For pre-order just email:
journals@papersandtschai.com

All the journals will be on display on October 23, 2009, Friday. 9PM at The Outpost, Lahug Cebu City.

SORE my solo exhibit -- 8 MORE DAYS TO GO!

Featured in Plus63


Today is 10/15/09 and i got featured on Plus63! A website featuring all Filipino creatives. Really really cool. Thanks to Val Villar for posting. Thanks to Plus63 for featuring me! :)

Dont forget, 8 MORE DAYS TO GO! :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

9 MORE DAYS TO GO

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S O R E - my solo exhibit

As an added treat, visitors to the exhibit may choose among featured designs and have them silk-screened onto a tshirt of their choice on the spot. They may also buy leather journals printed with Lucille's designs. Journals will be hardbound with full color matte cover AND premium book paper sheets. Stocks will be limited so interested parties may pre-order the journals by e-mailing journals@papersandtschai.com

I will post photos of the journals for pre-selling this week. Will also try to include the shirts.

SEE YOU ALL AT OUTPOST NEXT WEEK!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Space

Another peek from the latest one i just finished. Space. Its about giving up and losing all hope. Allowing all pain to sulk and invade. Letting one's self to get lost in space and just end it all.

One more week to go! See you all at Outpost! :)


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Love of One's Fate

Amor fati is a Latin phrase that loosely translates to "love of fate" or "love of one's fate". It is used to describe an attitude in which one sees everything that happens in one's life, including suffering and loss, as good. That is, one feels that everything that happens is destiny's way of reaching its ultimate purpose, and so should be considered good. Moreover, it is characterized by an acceptance of the events that occur in one's life. It is almost identical to the Jewish concept of Gam Zu Letovah (this too is for the best).

Related to:
destiny, fate, kismet

Friday, October 2, 2009

Freaky freaky

My exhibit is giving me so much pressure these days. Stressing me a lot too. Most of the time i am just blank with ideas for more artworks. I need some space. A break. haaayy

My hands are quick when i'm not pressured. This was done during a meeting. We were having a discussion about the office Halloween party. I was just busy doodling with something freaky, i dunno.
Which reminds me... i need to prepare the program for this party. pffft!

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