FORMER Varsitarian art director Remy Boquiren exhibited her romantic portraits of women in “Floral Splendour,” a group exhibit for the National Women’s Month last March at the National Commission for Culture and the Art’s (NCCA) Gallery.

(Photo by Deejae S. Dumlao/The Varsitarian)

Boquiren, an advertising arts graduate, displayed pieces inspired by the classic “The Three Graces” sculpture of Italian artist neoclassical artist Antonio Canova, using the demure and winsome figures of three “Filipinas” as her subjects.

“[My] usual subjects [are] talagang women, even before. Puro women ‘yan, at saka usually ang pino-portray ko ay ‘yong Filipino women in Filipiniana,” Boquerin said in an interview with the Varsitarian.

The portraits forming the triptych were titled “Heart Abloom Triptych,” “Luz” and “Kalinga.”

(Photo by Deejae S. Dumlao/The Varsitarian)

Boquerin chose to incorporate women in her works since she enjoys “making art [out] of human anatomy.”

“Talagang may pagka-romanticist ako eh… I chose women because I’m good at it. Well, mahirap kasi ang human anatomy but I enjoy doing it,” she added.

Other works featured were by artists Tet Aligaen, Naomi Banal, Flor Baradi, Chie Cruz, Addie Cukingnan, Inka Madera, Sheila Tiangco, Lydia Velasco and Melissa Villasenor.


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