Sunday, November 15, 2009

THE SUNDAY IDEA ] Last chance to see Yasmin Sison's delicate earthquakes

deli"The children in my painting are posed/poised for a challenge of some kind," says Yasmin Sison. This painting, Delicate Earthquakes, 2009, oil on canvas, 72 x 96 inches.

Today is your last chance to see Yasmin Sison's enchanting new exhibition dubbed Into The Woods at the Art Center in Megamall. If you happen by the fourth floor of Building A, you can't miss it because it opens with the huge painting above, a stunning work, if you ask us. The kids in the painting, who also appear in the rest of the works, are Yasmin's kids and nephews, "kasi sila lang nasa paligid-ligid, madaling mahatak para pumose. Pero magaling naman sila magmodel di ba?" The entire show took seven months in the making, working four to six hours a day, and inspired by "fairy tales, memory, landscape and the kids." The most refreshing aspect of the entire show is that the faces of the kids look very Filipino and they are caught in a fairy tale motif that feels very Western. And as usual, Yasmin's girls are so beautifully dressed. Did she ever fancy designing clothes? "Siguro noong gumagawa pa ako ng paper dolls. Pero mas wish ko na may beautiful dresses ako. Baka inspired din ng katitingin sa mga fashion shoots at lay-out. Come to think of it, parang mala spread ng Vanity Fair yung 'Delicate Earthquakes' no?" Annie Leibovitz would agree.

More of Yasmin's Into The Woods show here.

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