THOMASIAN artists joined a fundraising exhibit titled “Ang Ungo sa Kahayag Ug Kangitngit,” for the benefit of victims of the drug war, on Sept. 6 at Dulo MNL, Makati.

The exhibit’s name was derived from the Visayan phrase that means “monsters, day and night.”

Kyze Mamaril, who is taking up her master’s studies in the University, used pushpins in his artwork “Not By Finger Guns,” showing a woman with black gunshots.

“My inspirations are the innocent lives that this country has lost due to the ongoing war on drugs. It serves as a reminder of how cruel this world can be to our posterity,” Mamaril told the Varsitarian.

2018 painting graduate Elloissa Mata used oil on canvas to paint children in two of her works.

Mata’s 20×20 oil on canvas, titled “S**t happens,” presented the face of a child behind a police line, which depicts children being “collateral damage” of the drug war.

Former Varsitarian chief photographer Basilio Sepe displayed three photographs of victims of the drug war.

Sepe said people should be aware of what’s happening in the country.

Gusto kong magkaroon ng impact, lalo na sa mga bata… This is what’s truly happening behind these campaigns, behind these laws na ipinapatupad ng gobyerno,” he said.

Other artists who participated in the exhibit were Audrey Rendora, Nick Fabian Jr., Ezra Acayan, Jonathan Santos, Kimberly Dela Cruz, Esem Tario, Luigi Almuena, Gabriel Hulleza, Aleks Jugueta, Precious Tarun, Neon Gabayeron, Andie Remulla, Leeroy New, Rob Cham, Robcham, Malayo Pa Ang Umaga and Anyabbcream.

All proceeds of “Ang Ungo sa Kahayag Ug Kangitngit” will support the community in Sitio San Roque in Quezon City affected by demolitions and the drug war.


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