1, 2, 3, Switch! is a live art collaboration among three up-and-coming young artists from Manila. Lee Caces, Kara Pangilinan, and Jappy Agoncillo each have their own distinct art styles which makes for an interesting collaborative project.
Here’s what went down during the exhibition:
The event was held at Futurestudio in Cubao X.
A small venue dedicated mostly for music, FutureStudio has plans to collaborate with more visual artists.
Lee Caces is an abstract artist whose work is characterized by bold, flowy lines, and bright pops of color.
Lee and I go way back in college and witnessing him do his first live art show is definitely a proud friend moment.
Kara Pangilinan’s work is highly-detailed and meticulous – perhaps reflective of her degree in Architecture.
Jappy Agoncillo focuses more on bigger pieces of pop art rather than the traditional canvas.
The three met at another exhibition a year ago and have since kept in touch with the hopes of collaborating with each other.
The show started with three blank canvases. Jappy begins with his paint markers.
Lee with his strokes of color.
And Kara with her lineart.
No rules or time limits were set as to when the artists have to switch canvases. Everything was done by feel and with constant communication.
The first switch is when the magic begins to happen. Lee takes over Kara’s lineart with his colors.
Kara adds bold and graphic lines to Jappy’s canvas.
And Jappy begins to draw a wave similar to the Japanese hokusai on Lee’s canvas.
Two more switches later and all the artists were back to their respective pieces to add their final touch.
Extrapolation and other artists played great tunes through the night that kept the guests entertained until the pieces were finished.
THE FINAL PIECES
Each artist’s signature flair is evident in all the artworks, and everything came out beautifully. It was amazing to watch their creative juices just flow the whole night.
The pieces will be displayed at Futurestudio until March 17, 2018. For interested buyers, please contact Lee Caces at [email protected]
The Filipino art community is growing at a steady pace and it makes me excited what other collaborations and initiatives can result from such brilliant and creative minds.
Congratulations Lee, Kara, and Jappy for putting up a successful show!
Live an Awesome Life,
Monique of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We were media guests of 1, 2, 3, Switch! I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.