27 8 / 2014
“Wired” by Ernest Concepcion, Philippines
“This work is probably the first ever drawing I did using a tablet and a stylus. I treated this new technology as any other drawing tool. “Wired” is inspired by my introduction to this new exciting medium.”
- Ernest Concepcion
We’re particularly fond of Ernest’s “Wired” as it was inspired by his experience with using a Galaxy Tab to make art. Artists find ways to transcend the limitations of their usual mediums, and will often be more than happy to try their hand at something new.
If you liked this work, you can find more of Ernest Concepcion’s work over at his website: www.ernestconcepcion.com/
25 8 / 2014
"Critical Thinking" by Drew Lapina, Philippines
If a picture can paint a thousand words, then some paintings must then be entire novels in a single canvas.
Drew gives us a glimpse of what goes on in his headspace with “Critical Thinking” which also shows the duality of creative and logical thought that we are all capable of. That said, why don’t you show us what you’ve got inside your head? Simply register on Masterpieces and send us your work and we’ll put it up on the site for people to discover and share to their friends.
If you liked Drew’s work, you can see more of his art over at: http://drawdrewdrawn11.deviantart.com/
22 8 / 2014
"The Daylight Dancer" by Jason Montinola, Philippines
“As a child, I have been engrossed with enyclopedias filled with paintings of the past. Their images pervade through my unconscious mind and molded my visual language to what it is now. I believe that I breathe life to these visions of olde by giving new life to them through characters I have created.”
Jason Montinola took up Art Education at the Technological University of the Philippines and has participated in several exhibitions that showcase this artwork both in the Philippines and abroad. He is known for his anonymous portraits born of his imagination which feature fantastic and nightmarish elements.
If you’d like to see more of Jason Montinola’s work you can find them at his deviant art account: http://f-holes.deviantart.com/
20 8 / 2014
Andy Warhol Exhibit at Olin Galleries in Roanoke College
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
We want your art! Masterpieces isn’t just about the select few digital artists in Asia, it’s also about everyone else with something to say. If you’ve made artwork on a tablet or digital media (whether it’s a digital painting, or even a movie,) submit it to us and let us share your work with the world.
Simply register on Masterpieces and send us your work and we’ll put it up on the site for people to discover and share to their friends. Set your art free on Masterpieces, and you’ll never know what could happen next!
18 8 / 2014
“Skulls” by Cos Zicarelli, Philippines
Just as life has been a timeless subject for artists the world over, the subject of death is also a compelling source of inspiration.
Costantino Zicarelli is a Filipino-Italian artist with a taste for the macabre. A recipient of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ 13 Artists Award in 2013, he is a self-proclaimed failed graffiti artist and musician, that tries to incorporate these failed attempts into more interesting visual forms.
His body of work, mostly works on paper, often reflects the history of drone metal, black metal, and everything rock n’ roll. As an artist, he is interested in putting a less chaotic line between the subculture scene and the idea of using reality as fictional tools, or vice versa.
You can find more of his work at http://www.silverlensgalleries.com/
15 8 / 2014
“Flame of Life” by Trishia Matthews, Australia
The subject of feminine power and beauty is a timeless subject, celebrated and revered in art in all forms, cultures and eras.
A spiritual healer and artist, Trishia Matthews describes herself as having no formal studies of art, having been self-taught except for a 12 week beginner’s course at Logan school of artist Brisbane. She’s a dreamer and primarily channels her inspiration with meditation and daydreaming. The seventh girl of eight, and a March 8th fish of the 60’s, born into the first wave of the love generation, she considers herself a part of those who are here to save earth.
Join us and explore other fantastic visions from talented artists from all over Asia in Masterpieces.
Download the Masterpieces Application from Google Play to see more of Trishia Matthew’s work.
13 8 / 2014
“Shapeshifter” by Sherman Ong, Malaysia
Do our physical forms define who we are?
Sherman is a filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. A winner of the 2010 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award, Sherman has premiered works in Art Biennales, Film Festivals and Museums globally. He is currently exhibiting at the MART Museum of Contemporary Art, Trento and Rovereto, Italy (http://www.mart.trento.it/lostinlandscape) and will be part of the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2014.
If you’re interested in seeing more of Sherman’s work, you can visit his website at: http://www.shermanong.com/
11 8 / 2014
“Heartlandscape 01” by Marcel Heijnen, Singapore
Modern cities can be a source of inspiration too.
Marcel Heijnen is a Dutch visual artist, designer and musician whose work has been showcased in in different exhibits across Singapore and Hong Kong. His “Heartlandscape” series was an experiment outside his usual methods and used a Samsung Galaxy Tab to both shoot and generate these images. Marcel went up to high floors of HDB (public housing) blocks, shot and then quickly edited ‘on-the-fly.’
08 8 / 2014
“I Will Survive #2” by Al-kuzairie Ali
The best art is the kind that makes you stop and think.
Award winning Malaysian artist Al-kuzairie Ali is an expert at artwork that makes the viewer think about the issues of the modern world, and today’s featured artwork is no exception. His “I Will Survive” series on Masterpieces is dedicated to all the people who are working to save endangered species for the benefit of succeeding generations.
If you’re interested in seeing more of Al-kuzairie Ali’s work, you can visit his website at: http://alkhuzairieali.blogspot.com
06 8 / 2014
Did you ever miss those days when you could just pick up a pen, draw just about anything and share it with your friends? Relive those carefree days and join the only creative social network of S Pen generated images from all over the world!
With PEN.UP you can:
- Discover creative images from artists worldwide
- Follow the artists you love and get updates whenever they share something new
- Collect and customize your favorites in a personal album
- Contribute your own works of art for others to see and love
- Browse through the best of the best on the PEN.UP Hall of Fame
Here on the Masterpieces Team we love PEN.UP, and look forward to including select “Masterpieces” from PEN.UP in our curated collection.
Download the PEN.UP Application from Google Play now and share your imagination with the world.
04 8 / 2014
“My Father” by Jun Lacibal, Philippines
Sometimes the greatest inspirations lie in the people around us. Artists have always felt the need to depict the human form in a myriad of ways, from abstract forms to realistic images like the artwork we’re featuring today.
Jun Lacibal is a talented digital artist and animator from the Philippines whose work ranges from traditional artwork to 3d Modeling and Texturing. He’s also taken to using the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for coming up with digital paintings. If you’d like to see more of his work, you can find his online gallery at: https://www.behance.net/junlacibal
If you had the time and the skill, who would you want to paint a portrait of?
Download the Masterpieces Application from Google Play to see more of Jun Lacibal’s work.
01 8 / 2014
“Golden Lion Monastery” by Nigel Goh, Singapore
One of the wonders of art is that it can show us places that don’t always exist. This way we can admire the vision in the artist and bask in the sense of wonder of being able to step out of our own reality.
Nigel Goh is a 25 year old concept artist from Singapore whose work has been featured in websites, artbooks and in videogames. His skills extend beyond just 2D illustrations as he is also skilled in 3D modelling and texturing. If you’re interested to see more of this young artist’s work, you can visit his website: http://nigelgohsongnan.wix.com/nigel
Join us and explore other fantastic visions from talented artists from all over Asia in Masterpieces.
Download the Masterpieces Application from Google Play to see more of Nigel Goh’s work.
30 7 / 2014
“Brainstorm” by Don Salubayba as featured in the Masterpieces App
On March 12 of this year, Internationally-Acclaimed Filipino Visual Artist Don Maralit Salubayba passed away.
The loss of Don M. Salubayba is keenly felt by the Asian art world given his incredible contributions to the field. Don Salubayba studied and taught in the Philippine High School for the Arts, where he became a member of the ANINO Shadowplay Collective. His work with members of ANINO, won awards in the 3rd Kircudbright International Arts Festival in Scotland in 2007, and received the Silver Award of Excellence at the 1st Marionette Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Aside from traditional and performance arts, Don is also a digital animator whose works have been featured both in the Philippines and abroad.
We had the opportunity to work with Don on the Masterpieces project, and would like to pay tribute to the memory of this multi-award winning artist and teacher by highlighting his work as the first image of the day in the Masterpieces App.
Download the Masterpieces Application from Google Play to see more of Don Salubayba’s work.
22 7 / 2014
Painted curtain of Pablo Picasso for Parade, ballet of Jean Cocteau and Erik Satie (1917). Here, displayed during the 1917 exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
There’s nothing quite like enjoying something beautiful and moving, except for the satisfaction of sharing it with your friends!
Here in Masterpieces, you can share the artwork that you discover to your friends. Dedicate a piece of work to someone you care about by adding a personalized note to the piece and letting them know about it on Facebook.
So the next time you find something on Masterpieces that catches your eye, share it with someone you know, they’ll be glad you did.
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18 7 / 2014
"Cross Hatch Experiment" by J.D. Jarvis
"Digital is not here to put an end to anything. Rather it is here to expand all things, to combine and to make more things attainable. For the artist, it is the edgiest work of all; the biggest, most exciting challenge in a long history of the synthesis between technology and hand and mind and heart."
- J.D. Jarvis
In this age of rapidly changing technology, artists don’t just think of traditional mediums of oil paints and canvas, or of marble and clay. Art has never been restricted to a single medium and artists will express themselves in the most surprising ways.
Join us as we explore digital art in Masterpieces, featuring new and exciting work from artists all over Asia. Created on tablets and new digital media, these artists combine cutting edge technologies with the emotion of the human heart.
But there’s more to Masterpieces than just appreciating the work. Download the Masterpieces app from the Play Store and share the artwork you like the most and dedicate them to friends and loved ones!
Over the coming weeks, we’ve got exciting things in store for the app and the blog - from Artist interviews to fresh content! Welcome again to Masterpieces and we hope to see you here again very soon!