The Cultural Center of the Philippines renews its partnership with Conrad Manila to present the latest
installment of Gallery C’s “Of Art and Wine,” featuring the works of the Association of Pinoyprintmakers

In the exhibit, the print portfolio comes in two special sets, a collection of fine prints using traditional
printmaking techniques by noted artists who have contributed to the development of Philippine
contemporary printmaking. Each serves as a precious collectible for patrons of Philippine art.

Included in the folios are exquisite art works in relief printing, intaglio and serigraph printing. There are
woodcut prints by Ambie Abaño and Elmer Borlongan, and rubbercuts by Leonard Aguinaldo, Hershey
Malinis, Manuel Ocampo, Jonathan Olazo, Suchin Teoh and the late Neil Doloricon. It also includes a
special restrike of a woodcut work by the late Rod Paras Perez dated 1963.

Renan Ortiz and Radel Paredes created highly detailed drypoint prints while Fil Delacruz’s work makes
use of mezzotint and engraving, with portions made using a special etching technique, combining both
acid and non-acid intaglio processes in one print. 20/30 contains etchings by National Artist BenCab,
Alfredo Juan Aquilizan, Virgilio Aviado, Joey Cobcobo, Janos Delacruz, Jess Flores, Eugene Jarque,
Henrielle Baltazar Pagkaliwangan, and the late Rhoda Recto. The etching of Juvenal Sansó is a restrike
from a plate made by the artist in 1962. Also included are prints that combine both etching and aquatint,
as seen in the works of Benjie Torrado Cabrera, Imelda Cajipe Endaya, Yas Doctor, Raul Isidro, Villia
Jefremovas, Angelo Magno, Caroline Ongpin and Anton Villaruel. Lenore RS Lim also makes use of the
sugarlift process on top of etching and aquatint.

Collographs, on the other hand, can be created through the relief or intaglio process, as seen in Kristen
Cain’s work for 20/30. The emboss method, which may be more familiar to many, is also a type of
printmaking technique, however unlike the rest, it does not require ink for an image to appear. The work
of Christina Quisumbing Ramilo is an expertly done emboss based on an installation piece by the artist.

Serigraphy, possibly the most widely used among printing techniques, is a method of printing that uses a
mesh over a stretched frame. 20/30 includes serigraph prints by Mars Bugaoan, Salvador Ching, Noell EL
Farol, Rodolfo Samonte, Jun-Jun Sta. Ana and Wesley Valenzuela.

From its inception, the CCP has hosted and supported local and international print exhibitions in the
country. It has sponsored printmakers to teach printmaking in different parts of the country through its
outreach programs. The CCP has also given space to AP to have a national headquarters and
printmaking gallery at the Folk Arts Theater in the CCP Complex.

“Of Art and Wine: 20/30” at Conrad Manila’s Gallery C runs until April 2, 2022. The exhibit opening is
presented in partnership with the Philippine Wine Merchants.

Time & Location

Cultural Center of the Philippines

Until April 2

Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila