Artist Profile

Monnar Baldemor

He is an adapt and prolific artist much like his father Manuel, Quickly amassing a body of work, Monnar’s First exhibition was of pen – and – ink creations that he painstakingly rendered on bright, pastel colored backgrounds. The penchant for the use of bright hues is probably the only quality Monnar’s paintings shares with the elder Baldemor. Thematically, Monnar often delves in the darker side – social, economic, and political illsthat bedevil society, This preoccupation in plumbing the depths of emotion saw monnar come up with stark images more akin to a meeting of Picasso, Hundertwasser, and Degasperi.

The anatomical distortions and abstract forms of this earlier period also call to mind hieronymus Bosch’s disturbing renderings. Set against the aforementioned pastel hues and backgrounds, the irony is visually arresting

“Abstractions have long fascinated me. How do we represent the intangible ideas in the tangible painting or artwork- abstractions such as industry, jealousy, intimacy, happiness, despair, family? it’s not like a photograph representing things we can touch and see for ourselves, a painting and what it stands for (even if an idea) is no less real” Monnar says.

Monnar has earned five Juror’s Choice nods in the prestigious yearly art tilt of the Artist Association of the Philippines. He was also chosen one of the 50 finalist in the Philip Morris Group of Companies Philippine Art Awards in (YEAR).

Commission Work

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