Last October 28, 2017, we came to Cinemateque Iloilo to join the European Film Festival and that was also the time when one promising Ilonggo visual artist by the name of Paul Angelo is having his exhibit entitled “Duog Hidait (Peace Hold).Duog Hidait (Peace Hold) the Exhibitions
This is the exhibition by Paul Angelou Patiño, a Fine Arts student in the University of San Agustin. His artworks mainly speak about forgiveness and redemption inspired by the Philippine Literature.
Paul Angelou Patiño as an Artist
The visual artist is a 22-year-old student who is currently in his 4th year in the University of San Agustin. He is taking up Bachelors of Fine Arts – a course for everyone who has a passion of the art and everyone who wanted to improve themselves more in various art forms such as painting, drawing, sculpting and performance arts.
Painting as His Passion
Every fine art students has his/her strength when it comes to art forms. For Paul, painting is one of his strengths along with Digital Art which he likes because of the medium and he is using these for his personal purposes.
The Artist Inspirations
He draws his inspirations from his hobbies – playing video games and watching fictions like cartoons and anime. Through these activities, he is able to come up with ideas in creating his world, stories and characters for his thesis.
The animators and the developers are his main inspiration when it comes to designing characters, references, story and plot that they use in developing their games and stories. To give his personal touch, he made the Philippine Literature and Mythology (especially in Panay) to create his world and characters. Visible examples in his artworks are Hinilawod and Bakunawa.
Aside from them, he is also a big fan of JRR Tolkein – the author of the famous Lord of the Ring and The Hobbit.
I may not have a good camera to capture everything but I will try my best to take you into a virtual tour in Paul’ Duog Hidait in case you have missed it.
These are all 100x more stunning in actual. At 22, Paul has already taken a big step in the world of arts. Now his exhibit was held in Iloilo – and one day, the next time we all know it, he will be big.