View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Sunday, June 14, 2009

UAE-based Filipino Artist Turns Junk into Beauty

The Khaleej Times reports 14 June 2009:

“A Filipino visual artist, Darwin Guevarra (pictured), has an eye for beauty, even for worthless junks, which he turns into unique pieces of art.

“Japat, as he is known to friends and family members, says that anything he sees on the street and at any place, he picks up and embeds it into his artwork.”

He is the first Filipino to have a one-man art show with 40 mixed media art pieces at Tashkeel Gallery, Nad Al Sheba in the emirate of Dubai.

The Saatchi Gallery Online has more of his art with information about this twenty-nine year old Filipino artist working in Dubai.

To read the fine article and details of Japat's exhibition:
Lily B. Libo-on, Picking Garbage for Art, Khaleej Times, 14 June 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Darwin Guevarra (Japat) and one of his rags into riches pictures entitled, ‘The Centre of the System of Humanity.’ (Photos courtesy of Saatchi Gallery Online at the above link)