Merci beaucoup! I apologize I haven't posted new artworks for the past four years or so. I was working on new set of studies. I'm shifting now to abstraction using some new painting techniques yet maintaing the same quality of impasto that you love. I am thrilled to launch this coming year 2018 and share it here on artmajeur and social media.
Cheers and Best wishes,
Full Name: Paul Henry Villa Arenas
Birth: May 1, 1979
Educational Attainment: Bachelor in Fine Arts Major in Painting, University of the Philippines Cebu College, April 2002
"Unsa'y Ayo?" March 2002, City Sports Club Cebu, Philippines
"Drawing-Drawing" 1998, SM City Cebu Artcenter, Philippines
"Mixtures" 2002, Waterfront Hotel Lahug, Cebu, Philippines
"Haon: Memories from the Basement" Oct 2007, SM City Cebu Artcenter, Philippines
10th VIVA EXCON Group Show, Nov 27-29, 2008 at the SM City Cebu Trade Hall, Cebu City, Philippines
"Dunggo Art Fair" Nov 16-20, 2010 at the SM City Cebu Trade Hall, Cebu City, Philippines
"Pagturok" Feb 3-16, 2011 at the SM City Cebu Trade Hall, Cebu City, Philippines
UP - Cebu Fine Arts 40th Anniversary Exhibit, Jun 10-Jul 7 2015 at Qube Gallery, Crossroads, Cebu City, Philippines
"Gawad Joya" Art Exhibit of Joya Awardees 1976-2016, Aug 24-Sep 16 2016 at Jose T. Joya Gallery, UP Cebu Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
2012 - Finalist (Figurative Abstraction Category), Cebu National Painting Competition
Jose Joya Awards:
1998 - 2nd Prize, Jose Joya Awards Annual Painting Competition
1999 - 1st Prize, Jose Joya Awards Annual Painting Competition
Metrobank Foundation, Inc. Young Painters' Annual
1998 - Semi-finalist
1999 - Semi-finalist
Conceived as the successor of the biannual Visayan Islands Visual Arts Exhibition-Conventions (VIVA ExCon), held since 1990, the Visayas Biennale 2010 continues the project of constructing and construing the artistic community of Visayans as part of the move to decentralize artworld power from the Philippine metropolitan center of Manila, and encourage the production and display of more diverse artistic works that speak of the social, economic, political, and aesthetic concerns of the "margins".
Since its inception, there has always been a need to professionalize the standards of exhibitions, workshops, and other forms of artistic knowledge-formation and modes of circulation in VIVA ExCon that enables the Visayan artist to articulate their own identities and positionalities as members of an interconnected and networked art industry. The holding of the Visayas Biennale 2010 aims to actualize this realization of artistic professionalization by integrating the various globally-accepted standards of artistic knowledge-formation and empowerment: the Art Fair which allows marginalized artists to retail their goods directly to patrons; this international conference that brings together scholars to discuss the state of the arts in the Visayas; curated exhibitions based on relevant themes, forms, and concepts that affect the everyday lives of Visayans and Filipinos; and artist workshops and congresses.
It is hoped that future iterations the Visayas Biennale will continue this search for excellence and relevance to the profession of "being an artist", and energize the local as an integral element in the construction/construal of the national, as well as the global.
Visayas Biennale 2010
The University of the Philippines Cebu College - Fine Arts Alumni Group invites you to the opening of their reunion exhibit on Friday, October 5, 6 o’clock in the evening at the Art Center of SM City Cebu.
The show titled “HAON: Memories from the Basement”, will be a gathering of established Cebuano artists and recent art practitioners who have owed their artistic training to UP Cebu. The show will feature paintings, sculptures, digital art, photography, installations, and performance pieces to accommodate the diverse art practices and working media of the participants.
A who’s who in the visual art community of Cebu will be featured in a single show and features such names as
W.R Cuevas, Raymund Fernandez, Gabriel Abellana, Roy Lumagbas, Celso Pepito, Mar Vidal, Javy Villacin, Estela Fernandez, Jon Unson, Sio Montera, Gary Carabio, Jethro Estimo, Barry Canton, Evan Bejec, Dondon Bayawa, Paul Arenas, Hana Nellas, Palmy Tudtud, Dado Montano, Macky Balats, Eloise Daniot, Jonathan Verga, Pierre Famador, Dexter Besa, Russ Ligtas, and Philip Muaña among others.
The show is made possible through the support of U.P Cebu’s Arts and Culture Committee, The Office of Alumni Relations, and Pow! Designs. Part of the proceeds of this exhibit will be donated to U.P. Cebu’s centennial projects.
J'aime beaucoup vos peintures très colorées et avec un style particulier, excellente continuation!
Tweedledee, still a fan of your art...ill do some blog advertising for you for free!!!
love your work part! mura man ug picasso...a far cry from your sketches and drawings back in high school...nindut jud bai!
hey!neat website!your work's awesome man!as always..ill show my hubby your fine work and we'll give you a shout if we agree on anything..tee hee
Nice. Very romantic - Keep em coming
Impressive art. I want some of your stuff. We'll talk.
Chanced upon your website. Great stuff!!!
payter.. hope to see more of your works.
excellent paul! suya ko and don't stop for the sake of both of us...hihi
kina! kuyawan.. Bug.to!!!!!
dude!!!! your the man...
You're a great artist Bai!
c0ngratuLati0ns on your weBsite and on y0ur works!! Luv it! keep it up!!!
Hey An! Glad to see you here. Nabitin ko sa imu artworks, hehe. keep them coming. i'd luv to see more. keep in touch