Scorpion by Nigel Villaceran

The story of this particular artwork goes : 
“This vigorous critter handcrafted by the maker (the artist) is ready to unleash its venom to those who stand in its way. Its battle hardened look is formed from brass fasteners sculpting the body, a drop of hot glue for its eyes and varnish.”

Side view of the Scorpion (2017) by Nigel Villaceran

Frontal view of the Scorpion (2017) by Nigel Villaceran.

One of the recent works crafted by VIBRANT Art Studios sculptor Nigel Villaceran, the scorpion is a custom made work requested by its respective buyer. It is the fourth work ordered after the launch of the VIBRANT Art Studios artist’s first official exhibit entitled HEARTH : Heritage and Art at the Pablo Antonio Ancestral Home in Pasay city, Philippines.

Scorpion Package

Image Credits :

Joshua Barrera

Nigel Villaceran

The Horse, Eagle, and Butterfly by Nigel Villaceran

Here are the first three custom made works by VIBRANT Art Studios sculptor Nigel Villaceran after the opening of the HEARTH (Heritage and Art at the Pablo Antonio Home) exhibit. The artist presented a number of his works that depict creatures of the real world and those of myths and legends and had customers challenging him to make subjects based on their own preference. He produced four works within the months of June and July of this year.

War Horse (2017), a horse symbolizing might and victory.

Soaring Eagle V2 (2017), a second version of the artist’s previous work years ago.

Another angle of the Soaring Eagle V2 (2017)

Golden Butterfly (2017)

Handcrafted Tabletop Critters at the HEARTH Exhibit

Take a look at the set up of Nigel Villaceran’s pin sculptures that add life at the HEARTH : Heritage and Art at the Pablo Antonio Ancestral Home Exhibit in the city of Pasay, Philippines.
Nigel Villaceran is our fellow sculptor in the artist group who participated along with other VIBRANT Art Studios artists Hannah Barrera and Joshua Barrera as well as established print artist Pandy Aviado.

A table with Feline (2017) and Raguel (2015).
 
The works are placed around a room together with objects that depict the feeling of being at home. The works of art, ‘critters’ if you will, make great genuine pieces to display as miniatures of real life and mythological creatures from all around the world.

A table with Wyvern (2016), Soaring Eagle (2014), and Forest Guardian (2017).
 
The first series of works have concluded. Artists Joshua Barrera and Nigel Villaceran are preparing for the second series due this coming September, so it is not the end of their exhibition at the heritage house. 

VIBRANT in HEARTH : Out in the Papers

Today, the artists of VIBRANT Art Studios are once again featured in a local newspaper, this time the Philippine Daily Inquirer for their participation in the HEARTH : Heritage and Art at the Pablo Antonio Ancestral Home Exhibit. Within the month of June other news outlets such as Manila Bulletin and Philippine Star also released articles about VIBRANT Art Studios and the exhibit. 

The article of the Philippine Daily Inquirer for July 3, 1017. Taken by Joshua Barrera.
The latest article is written by Marge C. Enriquez, a senior writer of the popular news outlet in the country. Entitled Pandy Aviado evokes romance and nostalgia in Pablo Antonio residence, the article talks about print artist Pandy Aviado, who exhibited in the same area with the artists of V.A.S. Later on it goes to the three younger artists from VIBRANT, featuring brief backgrounds of their lives and some pieces that were on display in the exhibit per se.

Here is the link to the online version: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/267124/pandy-aviado-evokes-romance-nostalgia-pablo-antonio-residence/

This was not the only time the artists of V.A.S have been featured in one of the top news outlets of the country. Last week the three artists were given the spotlight in Deedee M. Siytangco’s article entitled Jollibee and the integrity caravan for the Manila Bulletin. 

Here is the link to the online version : http://lifestyle.mb.com.ph/2017/06/25/jollibee-and-the-integrity-caravan/

Before the exhibit opened, the Philippine Star handled the promotional article ‘Hearth’ at Vibrant Art Studio showcasing portfolios of the artists and their participation in the exhibit to come. The article was exclusive at it was only released in the papers.
As the 1st HEARTH Exhibit comes to an end, VIBRANT Art Studios is thankful for all the support and will continue to participate in more art shows.