(The artist with his work. Photos by Bong Lacson)
ANGELES CITY – Somewhat of a novelty in the local art scene was unveiled Friday at the SM City Clark.
Inverted art – actually, sketches in the negative, as in film negatives, using reversed color palette – looks fuzzy or blurred to the naked eye. It comes to light – and in all vibrancy of colors and textures – viewed from the mobile phone using a set application.
Probably a pioneer in this art genre is Rommel Uy Antonio of Porac town, better known as RUA in the art circle, who mounted his solo exhibit at the SM City Clark last Aug. 23, as part of the mall’s creative project that regularly features the works of outstanding Kapampangan artists. The exhibit runs till Sept. 1.
Fantasy characters made up most of Antonio’s featured artworks. His passion for inverted art started in 2014, a result of his experimentation in different art forms and media like charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, and paper quilling — likewise a still-nottoo- widely exposed genre locally. Paper quilling is described as “the art of cutting paper into long thin strips, rolling and pinching the pieces into different shapes, and then gluing the shapes together to form decorative art.”
Now, there’s another RUA exhibit to look forward to.