D.C. SILLADA CONVERGENCE
(Live Art, Fashion Show, Poetry Reading & Musical Performances)
Village Voice, Press Release
"In a Box" by Maxine Syjuco with Danny Castillones Sillada, 2006
HAILED BY AUTHOR and art historian Manny Duldulao as the foremost Filipino colorist in the country, Danny Castillones Sillada explores an unusual amalgam of colors in his recent aesthetics in black, white and red – a temporary, if not permanent, departure from his vibrant and vivacious paintings. The result is dramatically mystifying, engaging the viewers to a black and white dreamscape accentuated with the elegant color of red.
A painter, poet, philosopher and performance artist from Mindanao, Sillada took a 360-degree detour from his vocation to the priesthood to embrace his artistic calling in the artworld.
His works, according to University of the Philippines (UP) professor and art critic Reuben Ramas Cañete, “are culled from manifold, eclectic sources, as diverse as his biographical experiences, and the polyglotality of the embedded culture of the Mindanaoan. Sillada’s works evoke a general air of hyperspatiality studded with the more everyday visualizations of terrestrial environments, reminiscent of the surreal hyperspaces of Yves Tanguy, E.M. Escher, Reñe Magritte and Paul Delvaux.”
In his 9th One--Man Show titled “D.C. SILLADA Convergence”, a suite of 2006 paintings will be unveiled on September 18, 2006 at the Lounge of The Podium along ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.
Multi-awarded and literary iconoclast Cesare Syjuco with his “Casare Live Underground” series, the TUPADA Group’s “TUPADA 41 Intersection: Live Art & Film Presentations” and a group of musicians headed by Marge Francia will hold performances at D.C. Sillada Convergence from September 21 – 23, 2006.
Musician Noli Aurillo will launch his album “Noli Aurillo’s Meanderings: The Prelude” on September 19. Fashion designer Lorina M. Javier will also launch her “Kayumanggi Filipiniana Installation” together with Ms. Sue Cua’s accessory collection on September 20 - 22, 2006.
Featuring Cesare Syjuco, Vim Nadera, Alfred Yuson, Bob Balingit, Noli Aurillo, Eric Antonio, Egai Roxas, Ronaldo Ruiz, Jevijoe Vitug, Ronnie Lazaro, Lirio Salvador, Adlai Jawid, Ian Lomongo, Raul Funelas, Wire Tuazon, Thomas Daquioag, Boyet de Mesa, Ian Madrigal, Marlon Magbanua, Samuel Penaso, Arnel Ramiscal, Mannet Villariba, Mideo Cruz, Gerry Inco, Benedict Ros, Danny Sillada, Jean-Marie Syjuco, Maxine Syjuco, Trix Syjuco, Micky Greham, Sue Cua, Lorina Javier, Marge Francia, Isha, Mitch Garcia, Yanna Verbo Acosta, Twinkle, Mitch Garcia, Kaye O’Yek, Blums Porres, Maricris Calilung, Janine Delas, Cristina Elliott, LIRA, Elemento, Sruvaleh, SAORSE Quartet, others.
How to cite this article:
"D.C. SILLADA CONVERGENCE with Live Art, Fashion Show, Poetry Reading & Musical Performances." VILLAGE VOICE (Manila): September 3-9, 2006. Print.