ILOMOCA – Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor holds solo exhibit
US-based Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor held a one-man exhibit at the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA). It will run until November 7, 2018.
Experience the art of Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor. It’s moving, dramatic, and simply eye-catching. It gives you a glimpse of the psyche of the artist amidst the happenings in the world today. Moreover, the artworks will draw you in the more you look.
The art of Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor
Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor may be based in the United States but he is still very much a Filipino at heart. And his passions are all reflected in his work. Dubbed as Poetic Dissent: The Artworks of Jeho Bitancor, his art speaks of his social standpoint as well as struggles.
Fueled by passion and shaped by many years of life experiences, Bitancor breathes new life and meaning to his subjects. In each artwork, he recognizes the “poetic potential” of each subjects. At the same time, he incorporates and highlights society’s issues that bear a philosophical significance.
Bitancor said, “I have always sought a balance between the manner of expressing my concerns as an artist and articulation my discontent as a human being. I believe that art must embody our highest aspirations in terms of expertise, intellectual rigor, and imagination. Yet, it must also be responsive to and reflective of Zeitgeist or the spirit of the times.”
The Poetic Potential
Bitancor’s solo showcase is an articulation of his creativity and imagination. He creates flowing allegories, ironies, parodies, and parallelisms that mirror the present society.
Some of the artworks will be on sale and proceeds will benefit Iloilo art communities. Meanwhile, a number of these contemporary pieces are owned by ILOMOCA patron Ed Valencia.
The exhibit of Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor will run for two months and will end on November 7, 2018.
Painting by Experience
Bitancor hails from Baler, Aurora. He graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1992 with a Major in Painting and Visual Communications (Advertising). After graduation, he pursued a career in the corporate world of advertising. He used to be connected to McCann Erickson, Avellana and Associates, and many others.
However, the call of art is much stronger. An art residency grant was bestowed on Bitancor in 1997. He was one of the artists selected to represent the country and train under the Art Students’ League in New York.
At this time, Bitancor is a widely acclaimed and awarded artist in the local and international scene. He has had 23 solo painting exhibitions and his works may be viewed in many museums and art galleries in the country. Moreover, he also has works in the Singapore Art Museum.
ILOMOCA is the first ever museum of Megaworld. It is located at the Casa Emperador Building, Festive Walk Parade, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The museum is supported by the Megaworld Foundation.
ILOMOCA Admission fees:
- Regular – P100
- Student – P50
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