Lourd de Veyra during the opening of his first solo art exhibit, titled “Puro Drowing Naman ‘To Eh,” at the Gravity Art Space in Quezon City on Feb. 10. (Photo by Josh Nikkolai S. Bravo/ The Varsitarian)

MUSICIAN and broadcast personality Lourd de Veyra launched his first solo exhibition titled “Puro Drowing Naman ‘To Eh” on Feb. 10 at the Gravity Art Space, Quezon City.

De Veyra, a former Varsitarian writer, presented a collection of “improvised” ink and acrylic drawings with biblical, pop culture, and slang references from his childhood. 

“Para siyang isang device na may iba-ibang mga kamera at pumipitik siya ng iba-ibang pagkakataon, areas, kaya kung saan-saan, kung ano-ano ang napi-pick up ko,” de Veyra told the Varsitarian.

“Where they end up, hindi ko alam, so parang improvisation din sa music. May tema kang pinanggagalingan pero hindi mo alam kung saan ka pupunta o kung saan ka dadating,” he explained.

De Veyra said he started drawing for the collection when his mother passed away in 2020, as his grief needed an avenue for expression.

The exhibition had no central theme, except that the works were dominantly red and black, since each piece depended on the “mental period” of de Veyra.

‘Di ko alam kung meron siyang overall theme, pero common denominator niya kasi ginawa siya sa iba-ibang mental periods, iba-ibang kondisyon ng utak ko. Pero, malamang ‘yung colors ‘yung medyo common denominator niya. Meron siyang themes of, siguro ‘yung pagkapula at itim niya,” de Veyra said.

The exhibit is a follow-up to his private exhibition at the home of writer and director Jim Libiran. It ran from Feb. 10 to March 11.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.