Thursday, November 19, 2009

IN MEMORY OF JUAN FELEO ] Big ol' Johnny was a painter, too


"Johnny Delgado, also known as Juan Marasigan Feleo, was born in Manila on Febuary 29, 1948 to film director Ben Feleo and educator Victorina Marasigan.Husband to filmmaker and actress Laurice Guillen and father to Ana Feleo, opera singer and theatre."

A 60-year-old lie, 96x48in, 2009

"In 1981, while preparing for his role in the film Mga Uod At Rosas, Johnny learned to paint under the tutelage of artists Danny Dalena and Jun Albano. He continued to paint after the film was finished, completing more than a hundred works and participating in an exhibit of naïf paintings at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, arranged by then head of its Art Division, Jun Albano. After a hiatus of 27 years, Juan returned to painting in September, 2008 while afflicted with cancer, and has painted non-stop to this day with a body of more than a hundred works so far. This exhibit shows his few remaining works from the period 1981-1982, and some of his new works from 2008 to the present."

Bad Bananas, 48x32.5, 2008

The online exhibit is here, a project of Pixelgrain, Inc. All text from Johnny Delgado's Facebook account.

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