ArtSpeak: Printmaking Lecture Demonstration by visual artist Fil Delacruz

Thursday, 14 Jul 2016, 2 PM to 4 PM

Artspeak : Printmaking Lecture Demonstration by visual artist Fil Delacruz is free but seats are limited.

Ongoing at the Ateneo Art Gallery, Other : Zobel and Sanso showcases monoprints, etchings, aquatints, collographs, woodcuts and drawings done by Fernando Zobel and Juvenal Sanso. It presents another side of their practice, where they chose to work on a more intimate scale, conveying their ideas and impressions through detailed works on paper. That these artists, who were clearly comfortable putting pigment to canvas specifically rendered these images through printmaking underscores its strength as a medium, its unique qualities.

In this lecture-demonstration by Fil Delacruz, audiences will be able to witness the painstaking process involved in working on a print and the deliberateness with which the artists needs to plan his output. Hopefully, inculcating in audiences a fuller understanding and appreciation of the medium.

Fil Delacruz has been an active printmaker for the past 4 decades. His first show of mezzotint prints was held in Hiraya Gallery in 1982 and he has since gotten much critical acclaim for his work. He won the first and grand prize in the Art Association of the Philippines competitions in the early 80s and was a CCP 13 Artists Awardee in 1992. He has taught at the Philippine High School for the Arts in Los Banos, The University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts and the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design. He was president of the Printmakers Association of the Philippine from 1990-2000 and his works are included in the the collection of the Ateneo Art Gallery.

This lecture demonstration is part of the program to launch the catalogue of the exhibition which contains essays from the exhibition curator Ricky Francisco and Ateneo Art Gallery director Ma. Victoria T. Herrera.