CEBU City, Philippines – The largest abstract painting in the Philippines will be on display during the week of the first-ever Visayas Art Fair in this city. “Alab ng Sining” which measures 62 feet by 40 feet. It is a grand work by publicist-turned-artist, Lloyd Tronco, who himself is a Visayan from Region 6.
“Alab ng Sining” first appeared in February 2021 at the corner of EDSA and Ortigas Avenue in Metro Manila as the artist’s way of celebrating National Arts Month. The work, according to the artist, is a statement on the democratization of art appreciation in which art and its appreciation should not just be confined within the walls of galleries, museums or auction houses. at auction.
“The world is our gallery, a place to share our God-given talents, a place to share our skills and ideas. The point of art is really to connect with as many people as possible,” explains the artist.
Created during the pandemic when visiting galleries or museums was not allowed, “Alab ng Sining” is also a statement on social distancing. Considering the size, you have to stand far away to really appreciate it.
The 2021 Visayas Art Fair is a landmark endeavor of Cebu Design Week, Inc. aimed at uniting three regions (Regions 6, 7 and 8) of the Visayas to showcase the identity of Visayas arts and culture to the world. This show, the first of its kind, will take place from November 25 to 28 at the Montebello Hotel, Cebu.