I was in a recent media preview of an upcoming solo exhibit of a promising, young visual artist. 

The works of Regina Margarita 'Ina' Jardiolin, a 25-year-old Painting graduate from UP CFA, will give us viewers a brief look on  possible new takes on gender issues in Philippine Art.

As depicted in her 13-piece collection, she bravely combined 'the mundane & ethereal'. In Stripped : A Solo Exhibit', the artist explores "the landscape of the human body, imbuing it with interesting touches of whimsy and fantasy."

Aside from the framed paintings, Ina also showed paintings drawn on old now rare wooden shoe lasts. This time, Ina is taking the family name, Jardiolin of the Confetti, Marikina Shoe Exchange & Natasha shoe brands, to another domain of visual design using a theme that is close to her heart.

“The roles we play are defined by what is born between our legs: the Feminine and Masculine. To be successful at the feminine must act maternal, reserved, quiet and soft. To be successful at the masculine one must be strong, bold and adventurous, unafraid at pain. But who decided that one's genitals defined one's role in life? Why does it define our personality?”

Discover how Ina Jardiolin used her paintbrush and canvas to take on these questions by going to Stripped: A Solo Exhibit. Exhibit run will be from October 5 to 20, 2014 at Kaida Contemporary Gallery located at 36 Sct. Santiago cor Sct. De Guia Streets, Quezon City.

***Call 709-0289 or 0927-9297129, and email kaida529@yahoo.com.ph for inquiries.


  1. I've never been to an art exhibit before. At least, not where the guests are briefed about the works. I'm a late bloomer on almost anything - travel, photography, art appreciation, so I wish to expose my kids this early.

    The paintings look very "Filipino" which I like. It's identifiable for me. :)

    1. Hi May! Yup, lucky to get invited to a press preview of an art exhibit. :) And the artist, Ina, is really so talented! Thanks for dropping by & sharing the links. :)

  2. Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share


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