In line with his current exhibition, “Surface,” Marc Gaba will be giving an artist talk at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) at 4:30 pm on March 27, 2015, Friday.

Gaba did not fancy himself an artist in his early years, in spite of dabbling with theatre in secondary school and teaching himself how to paint in college. Trained in a very competitive science high school and equally challenging medical course in university, Gaba began his formal transition into the arts when he took up English Studies after quitting medical school. He received his second university degree, but not before receiving a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Poetry. He went on to receive a number of fellowships and other awards, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing, with an option to pursue his PhD in the same field. But it did not take long before the artist required yet another medium for his predilections. Gaba went on to mount his first solo exhibit, integrating the creative process involved in poetry into the visual arts. He’s presented nine solo shows since, while still actively pursuing and incorporating his interests in poetry, design, art history, architecture, and classical music, into his art.

“Surface” is supported by Galleria Duemila.

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