Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo

Filipino Artist Jeho Bitancor Holds Exhibit at ILOMOCA

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ILOMOCAFilipino 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.

Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo
One of the mind-boggling works of Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor.

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.

Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo
Poetic Dissent: The Art of Filipino Artist Jeho Bitancor, now on display at the ILOMOCA.

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.

Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo
Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor during the opening of his solo exhibit at the ILOMOCA.

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.

Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo blogger - Bacolod blogger
Exhibit is officially open.

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.”

Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo blogger - Bacolod blogger
A toast to the artist–Iloilo First Lady Gina Espinosa, Artist Middeo Crux, Art patron Edwin Valencia, Ms. Tefel Valentino of Megaworld, ILOMOCA Museum Administrator Cynthia Ticao, and art collector Theresa Jardeleza.

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.

Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo
Mr. Bitancor explains one of his works to Ms. Tefel Valentino, Vice President of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Megaworld Foundation.

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.

Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo - Bacolod bloggers
Media and Bacolod bloggers enjoying the art works at ILOMOCA.

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.

Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo

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.

Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo blogger - Bacolod blogger

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.

Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor - solo art exhibit - ILOMOCA - Iloilo

About ILOMOCA

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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Iloilo and Bacolod bloggers at the exhibit of Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor at the ILOMOCA.

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