January 11, 2020

AFM Gallery Features Allan Cosio in Still In Awe Of Nature Exhibit This January

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  • Take yourself in wonder as Alliance Francaise De Manille (AFM) introduces Still in Awe of Nature on January 15, 2020, at AFM Gallery, Makati City.

    AFM Gallery will be filled by the latest large-scale nature paintings of Allan Cosio as a tribute to Alliance Francaise De Manille’s centennial celebrations this 2020.

    Allan Cosio, a Filipino postwar and contemporary painter, brought his name to the limelight through his works that have been included in local auctions multiple times.

    His greatness in the field of painting gave him grants from the British Council and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation of New York. Cosio was also awarded by the City of Manila for painting and sculpture and earned the rank of Chevalier de I’Ordre des Arts et des Letters from the French Government.

    Let's start 2020 with an exhibit by a Filipino master honored by the French government!Alliance Française de Manille…

    Alliance française de Manilleさんの投稿 2020年1月6日月曜日

    Cosio is not just a painter with many recognitions under his belt but he has also won Grand Prices for five consecutive years in the annual competitions of the Art Association of the Philippines, which he once led as the association’s president.

    In 1986, Allan Cosio’s “Art for Peace” trilogy won a major prize among 1,200 entries at the International Competition in Baghdad.

    Just in case you are also wondering about how great he is and what you could witness in his upcoming solo exhibition, here are two of Cosio’s works:

    Untitled (Leaves)

    2 works: Abstract oils in baroque frames

    Exposed to many auctions and recognitions, Cosio’s paintings have also been exposed to a lot of critics and without any doubt, have also seen the award-winning painter’s works as something remarkable.

    Alice Guillermo, a writer and art critic said that Cosio has the energy, perseverance, and technical prowess to understand an abstract art of richness and complexity.

    “Cosio’s abstractions of landscapes, through veering edgily into poetic realism, provide us with the texture and temper of the seasons – gripped by the sensations of nature, man is reduced to a state of a rapture,” Modern Asian and contemporary painter and art critic Cid Reyes said in a review.

    The opening reception will be held on January 15, 2020, 6:30 pm. If you already feel like you don’t want to miss this out, reserve an admission by sending AFM a message at tzapanta@alliance.ph.

    For more information, check AFM’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter or visit their official website at alliance.ph.


    What: Still In Awe Of Nature
    Where: AFM Gallery, 2nd Floor LRI Business Plaza, N. Garcia Street, Barangay Bell-Air, Makati City
    When: January 15 to February 22, 2020
    Admission: Reservations are required. Send an email to tzapanta@alliance.ph
    Website: alliance.ph
    Facebook: facebook.com/alliancefrancaisedemanille

    Source: Alliance Francaise de Manille official press release
    Images grabbed from Allan Cosio Mural Art 

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