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: https://flic.kr/p/25cDKFx The event was held at Futurestudio in Cubao X. https://flic.kr/p/23QAafn A small venue dedicated mostly for music, FutureStudio has plans to collaborate with more visual artists. https://flic.kr/p/25cDtcv Lee Caces is an abstract artist whose work is characterized by bold, flowy lines, and bright pops of color. https://flic.kr/p/25cDrsP Lee and I go way back in college and witnessing him do his first live art show is definitely a proud friend moment. https://flic.kr/p/H52BRy Kara Pangilinan’s work is highly-detailed and meticulous – perhaps reflective of her degree in Architecture. https://flic.kr/p/FxugTB Jappy Agoncillo focuses more on bigger pieces of pop art rather than the traditional canvas. https://flic.kr/p/Fxufcv The three met at another exhibition a year ago and have since kept in touch with the hopes of collaborating with each other. https://flic.kr/p/247ZdHG The show started with three blank canvases. Jappy begins with his paint markers. https://flic.kr/p/247ZcT5 Lee with his strokes of color. https://flic.kr/p/22rGBzq And Kara with her lineart. https://flic.kr/p/23QzMNV 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. https://flic.kr/p/247YZ5j The first switch is when the magic begins to happen. Lee takes over Kara’s lineart with his colors. https://flic.kr/p/23QzEmk Kara adds bold and graphic lines to Jappy’s canvas. https://flic.kr/p/25cDbxt 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. https://flic.kr/p/22rG5Qu 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. https://flic.kr/p/25cCK4n The pieces will be displayed at Futurestudio until March 17, 2018. For interested buyers, please contact Lee Caces at email@example.com https://flic.kr/p/247YK4d 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. https://flic.kr/p/23Qziza 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.