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Art Underground Manila

Encapsulating the essence of the Filipino spirit, sculptor Art De Leon features ordinary individuals nestled within the fragile confines of paper boats, traversing the metaphorical waters and currents of life.
"Voyage" evokes a narrative of resilience, an artistic meditation on the tempestuous odyssey of human existence. The artist's intricate craftsmanship brings to life the silent perseverance and unyielding hope that define the Filipino character. The paper boat, delicate yet enduring, symbolizes humanity's vulnerability and strength. It navigates through storms and surging waves, emblematic of the adversities encountered in the pursuit of our aspirations. De Leon's subjects, absorbed in contemplation, prayer, and reflection, mirror the universal journey fraught with trials and tribulations.
The exhibition’s serene yet powerful imagery invites the viewer to delve into sincere introspection, drawing parallels between the sculptures and one's personal voyages. The artworks serve as a tribute to the indomitable human spirit, a reminder that amidst the turbulence, faith in oneself and unwavering hope remain steadfast companions. De Leon engages the viewer to immerse in profound reflections on life's ceaseless journey and embody the resilience that propels mankind forward.

Write-up by Deseree Mapandi

June 7, 2024
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Art De Leon


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