Sunday, November 6, 2011

Artist for Volunteerism : William Gaudinez

 William Gaudinez graduated from University of Santo Tomas. Known for his handcrafted retablos sculpted in hardwood, he resurrected the inlaying tradition of carabo bone, mother of pearl, carabao horn, stone, coconut and capiz shells including Philippine hardwood and metal. He represented Philippines in Paris, France in 1996 and held 3-man show the following year in Espace Beaujon in upscale Rue de Fabourg within the vicinity of Champs Elysee. In 2007 he represented the country in  art residency program of Uijae Art Studio in Unlim-Dong, Gwang-ju Metropolitan City, South Korea.

Gaudinez launched his solo art exhibition in New York in 2000 and will be having a solo art exhibition this year in Slot Art Gallery in Sydney, Australia. He was the recipient of the 2011 Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award for Sculpture in celebration of the 440th year of the City of Manila.


"Ang Daloy ng buhay ayon sa buwan"
 Inlaid glow in the dark objects, acrylic on wooden basin 
29.5 x 21.75 inches

Price:  Php 35,000

"Hilot at ibang hindi pangkaraniwang gamot"
Inlaid bone on wood , inlaid capiz, acrylic and industrial paint on wooden assemblage
 48x 36 inches
Php 100,000

"Ang Retablo ng dalawang amo"
 Inlaid bone and kamagongwood, acrylic on wooden assemblage
22.25 x 26.5 inches
Php 80,000

"The Tattooed Nightmare"
Inlaid colored beads , glow in the dark objects, inlaid brass coins,
acrylic on wooden triptych assemblage
retablo 1} 29.75 x 19.75 inches
retablo 2} 29.5 x 17 inches
retablo 3}29.5 x 19.25 inches
Php 60,000

Bukanawa Rising
Inlaid mother of pearl, acrylic paint on mulawin hardwood, found objects
8.75 x 11.5 inches
Php 20,000

Inlaid mother of pearl, inlaid bone, Horse hair, T’boli bells, mixed media on wooden assemblage
6.25 x 27 inches
Php 30,000