The Cultural Center of the Philippines
23 June to 24 July 2022
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm (Hours are extended until 9pm on nights with performances inside the CCP Main Theater)
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)
In 2019, Yas Doctor and Anton Villaruel were invited to attend a residency hosted by Chetak 12, a printmaking studio in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was the first time of both artists to be in the country. Together with another invited printmaker from Indonesia, the three were asked to produce works during their stay in the studio. The new environment prompted different reactions from the artists in terms of physical and personal space.
Perjalanan, their venue grant exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, incorporates the passage of time since then and how each artist made use of their experience in the residency in order to continue making work during the pandemic. The exhibition presents monotype and rubbercut prints that resonate from the word “Jalan-Jalan,” a Bahasa term for walking.
Yas Doctor (b.1984) graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 2006, and started as a freelance children’s book illustrator. She is currently focused on creating works that incorporate techniques from printmaking and painting. She’s exhibited her works in numerous group exhibitions, most notably in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Ayala Museum, Vargas Museum, and in the 3rd Jogja Miniprint International Biennale in Indonesia, and in the Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates. She received recognition for her work such as from the Philippine Board Books for Young People (PBBY) Alcala Illustrator’s Prize, GSIS Annual Art Competition, Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Annual Art Competition, among others.
Anton Villaruel (b. 1983) attended and finished his formal education in UP Diliman, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Majoring in Visual Communication. He joined the Association of PinoyPrintmakers to pursue a career in art; this after a stretch of years working as an account executive for a marketing and communications firm. Villaruel has exhibited his works in spaces such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and has facilitated printmaking workshops in the National Museum of the Philippines, the University of the Philippines in Diliman and Manila, in the University of Sto. Tomas, and in the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan. He was a participant in the 3rd Macao Printmaking Triennial and in the 3rd Jogja Miniprint International Biennale in Indonesia.
For more information on the exhibit, visit bit.ly/CCPperjalanan