Arts & Artists

A young artist seeks balance in the duality of the world through abstract

The young generation of today is said to be an expressive bunch. What’s running on their mind is quickly reflected on different social media portals as each attempt to catch people’s attention and share their insights to friends and the public. A different story goes for Nadine Ibay. A 21-yrs old painter who decided to channel her inner ramblings and feelings into a canvass which she showcases in her very own art gallery. This is how this young gal of Antipolo, makes a bigger statement.

Recently, Nadine officially opened to the public the NMI gallery in Antipolo to showcase some of her best works. Apart from showing her soul through this little home of her art, this gallery is also symbolic of the young and vibrant soul that this woman possesses. At a very young age, her family has seen her talent and decided to bank on it, hone it, so she can someday enjoy this passion for her own self-expression. Her ideas are often captured on canvass through paint, with a splash of color that adds flavor and inspiration to and white space. As you look at the paintings it’ll be obvious how the artist extends a bit of herself on her brush to make an abstract creation worlds of reality. The materials she used includes acrylic and spray paints, mineral pigments, gold leafs and textured canvasses to add to the flavor of creativity of each piece.

Apart from paintings, Nadine also collects crystals and antique pieces which gives a lot of people an impression that hers is an old soul that seeking for satisfaction in the current reality.

While today’s young generation is good at expressing themselves through more accessible platforms such as social media, individuals like Nadine Ibay are born in order to break the norm. It is young talents like her that provides depth and meaning to a generation that’s sometimes carried away by the superficial. Her effort to open this new gallery is in itself a great trend-twist. Catch her Venus Retrograde artworks on February 9 to March 31 2019 at NMI Art Gallery Antipolo City.   

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