Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Light in the Darkness features paintings and drawings by Danilo Arriola from the collection of the artist and his first collector and patron, Architect Dan A. Lichauco. The exhibit also includes a reconstruction of Arriola’s studio with curio cabinets of objects he uses in his artworks.

Both hailing from University of Santo Tomas, artist and architect share a love for the classical and somber, simplified subject matters that speak with symbolic meaning.

Painter Danilo Angeles Arriola, Jr. lives a life full of creative zest, despite a debilitating illness that confines him to a wheelchair and renders him color-blind. He paints from life and explores the time-tested techniques of classical European painters such as Caravaggio, Chardin, and Bouguereau.

Architect Dan A. Lichauco is the Principal Partner of Archion Architects. Like Arriola, Lichauco pursued architecture at UST and has a love for classical images. Lichauco has collected Arriola’s work since the artist was a student at the Florence Academy of Art.

Light in the Darkness is the first of the museum’s Choices: Collections of the Personal exhibition series. The 2016 to 2017 program explores how and why collectors, artists, and creative personalities collect art, allowing patrons to co-curate and select artworks from their own collections and to share their passion for art with the public.

Light in the Darkness runs until June 18, 2016.

Yuchengo Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City.

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