Aya Sunga Askert
04 June 2019, Stockholm – Filipina women are known for their beauty and grace. But in Stockholm, five artists showed that Filipinas are not only physically beautiful but can also create things of beauty. Filipina artists Aya Sunga Askert, Helen Svendgard, Maria Nanette del Rosario, Emelia W. Eklund and Mayline Tano Blomberg held an art exhibit at Gallery Movitz at Horsgatan 40, Stockholm. Hornsgatan with its unassuming atmosphere is emerging as an unofficial art quarter of Stockholm with its small, independent galleries that display works of local artists.
The artists’ mediums in the exhibit are as varied as their personalities. Aya Sunga Askert explored the fragility of humankind through sculptures and assemblages. Helen Svendgard uses nature’s sceneries as inspiration for both paintings and photography. Maria Nanette del Rosario shows her art using a mixture of clay and acrylic. She also uses charcoal in some of her drawings. Emelia W. Eklund expressed her affinity to nature through her photographs, while Mayline Tano Blomberg displayed her photographs of the Höga Kusten and Värmdö. Höga Kusten is in the Ångermanland province of north eastern Sweden. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unique and highly scenic land and seascape and its distinctly red Nordingrå granite cliffs and rocks. Värmdö on the other hand, is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden.
The artworks were on display from 31 May 2019 to 06 June 2019. END