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Tatlong Dilag

Tatlong Dilag

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30” x 22.5”



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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance,” says the Greek scientist and philosopher  Aristotle (384 – 322 BC). This holds true as the audience gazes through Caloy Gabuco’s works.

Gabuco, a native of Mindoro Oriental, always leaves his audience in awe as he flawlessly presents his subjects on canvas.

But this is not unusual.

For spending his childhood in his father’s workshop, Gabucos had had an interest—not in building sidecars and the body of a passenger jitney—but on the designs which his brother creates for the vehicle’s interior and exterior.

The old jitneys, for those who are familiar with the “Hari ng Kalsada,” are often painted with different artsy designs. Jitney-makers usually do this to entice the eyes of the passengers and to help them forget, even for a while, boredom caused by the long travel.

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Caloy Gabuco

Caloy Gabuco

According to the ancient Greek scientist and philosopher Aristotle (384 - 322 BC),

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."

This is evident in the works of Caloy Gabuco, a native of Mindoro Oriental who captivates his audience with flawless depictions on canvas.

Gabuco's interest in design began during his childhood, spent in his father's workshop where he was drawn to his brother's creations for the interiors and exteriors of jitneys, which are often adorned with artsy designs to entertain passengers on long journeys. He also developed his skills by copying photo illustrations from Liwayway, a popular entertainment magazine.

After attending the Philippine Women's University, where he was trained by art masters Alfonso Miaga and Raul Isidro, Gabuco started his career in advertising, drawing promotional materials and storyboards. It wasn't until his painting of the Heno de Pravia lady that he transitioned to a career as a painter, eventually becoming a celebrated artist.

Gabuco's works focus on human faces and celestial beings, with unique expressions that convey melancholic and insightful messages. His art takes the viewer on an inner journey as they gaze into the subjects' eyes, which seem to penetrate the soul.

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