Eskinita: The Heart of Filipino Urban Life

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#27: Liwanag sa Dulo ng Eskinita (Light at the end of the Alley), Waltercolor on Paper, 2023

"Eskinita: The Heart of Filipino Urban Life" showcases the artistic brilliance of Filipino painter Yeye Calderon, featuring a collection of 24 enchanting watercolor paintings that vividly capture the vibrant essence of eskinitas—narrow alleys—found in the cities of the Philippines.

In the hustle and bustle of Filipino urban life, "eskinita" holds a profound significance, embodying the pulse of daily existence. Unlike the grand avenues that define many cities globally, these winding alleys encapsulate the lively and sometimes chaotic nature of urban living in the Philippines.

Yeye Calderon, a master of aquarelle, skillfully delves into the heart and soul of these alleys. His paintings beautifully depict the spirit, interplay of light and shadow, and the untold stories within eskinitas. Through Calderon's keen eye, the ordinary transforms into extraordinary beauty, offering viewers an intimate glimpse into the corners of Filipino urbanity.

Recently exhibited at the esteemed ArtAsia Gallery on the 4th Floor of SM Megamall, Bldg. A, Mandaluyong City, this collection invites art enthusiasts to a visual spectacle and serves as a cultural bridge. Visitors are encouraged to explore the diverse tapestry of colors, textures, and narratives embedded within eskinitas. "Eskinita: The Heart of Filipino Urban Life" transcends traditional art displays, providing an immersive experience that connects everyone with the everyday lives and stories of Filipino city dwellers.


Eskinita: The Heart of Filipino Urban Life

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