Sillada’s 8th One-Man Show with Live Art Performances and Poetry Reading
FilipinoWriters, Press Release
The Pawn, 2006, oil on canvas by Danny Castillones Sillada
CONTROVERSIAL FOR HIS 2005 painting “Menstrual Period in Political History” at the height of “Hello Garci” controversy, Danny Castillones Sillada is mounting a major show on April 19, 2006 at Art Center, SM Megamall titled “D.C. Sillada”. The suite of his paintings will include recent and past works from 1998 to 2006 including the 2005 controversial piece “The Menstrual Period in Political History”, a satirical take on the cyclical turmoil of politics in the country.
Hailed from the troubled land in Mindanao (Southern part of the Philippinies), Sillada is a poet, painter, philosopher, critic and performance artist. His works, as a critic says, “Are inherently sensual, sensitive, and teeming with vibrant colors.” But much unlike his poetry and philosophical writings, his art has no trace of rancor or sorrow albeit, at times, they can be enigmatic and haunting.”
Sillada is one of the 13 featured artists of SAG, an on-line multimedia arts based in the US, along with international artists such as musicians, painters and literary writers. He is also a 2003 recipient of two awards, the Pasidungog Centennial Awards in Davao Oriental, in the fields of literary and visual arts.
As a performance artist, he is one of the participants to the 4th Philippine International Performance Art Festival that was held in Manila last year. He performed a powerful imagery of “Juramentado”, literally means "those who took the oath”, a century old Moro act or running amok, one of the belligerent cultural behaviors in Mindanao.
A multi-talented artist and a former seminarian, who left the seminary shortly before his ordination to the priesthood, he took up BA Philosophy at the Queen of Apostles College Seminary in Davao, theological and post-graduate studies and the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, and obtained his MBA (units) at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Makati.
The opening of his show will be on 19 April 2006, six p.m., at Art Center, 4th Floor, Building A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. The exhibit runs until May 2, 2006.
*Published in FilipinoWriters.com, an online publication by publisher and editor Dino Manrique
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