February 26, 2016
Don Papa Art Competition Finalists
The Don Papa Art Competition winner was announced at a gathering last February 20, 2016 during the Art Fair Philippines, inviting all artists who made it to the Top 10, their gallery representatives, and Don Papa Rum guests.
The People’s Choice Award was given to Renz Bautista of Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery for his artwork entitled “Florence of Endeavor”, with a modern interpretation of Don Papa Rum using acrylic on canvas.
Second Runner Up was awarded to Anjo Bolarda, also an artist of Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery with his artwork “Untitled”, which made use of charcoal, graphite and ink with an intricate illustration of his interpretation of Don Papa Rum
First Runner Up was awarded to Bacolod based artist, Barry Cervantes of Orange Gallery with his artwork entitled “Don Papa and the Babaylan”, taking inspiration from
Binalbagan, the origin of the Babaylan revolution which Papa Isio started. Barry made use of acrylic on canvas for his interpretation.
Finally, the winning artwork was awarded to Riel Hilario of The Drawing Room Gallery with his artwork entitled “ The Spiritual Landscape of Papa Isio”, an artwork, according to him, came from his dream of Papa Isio. Making use of acrylic and photo-emulsion image transfer on canvas, Riel Hilario’s inspiration for his artwork from Alfonso Ossorio’s the Angry Christ and a playful reference to “talking to the spirits” by using the visual composition of the spiritual talking board, also known as a Ouija board.
As the winner of the first ever Don Papa Rum Art Competition, Riel Hilario will be granted a 4-week Artistic Residency Sojourn in Paris, France courtesy of Don Papa Rum, complete with art museum passes, airfare and accommodations, pocket money, and a year supply of Don Papa Rum. Aside from this, his gallery representative will also be awarded a trip to Paris, France and Don Papa Rum sponsorship to their major events for 2016.
Riel Hilario’s artwork will be released as the visual basis Don Papa Rum’s official limited edition secondary packaging, the canister, by October 2016 in the Philippines and all the other Don Papa markets. Upon the recommendation of Stranger and Stranger, Don Papa Rum’s design agency, the company has decided to release the artworks made by Barry Cervantes, Anjo Bolarda, and Renz Bautista as the visual basis of a series of limited edition secondary packaging for Don Papa Rum over the course of the next eighteen (18) months.
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