In partnership with Manila Bulletin, the UST Museum mounted an exhibition entitled “Hatch” on September 12, 2019 at the UST Museum – Main Gallery.

Featuring 100 acrylic eggs, Hatch showcased contemporary Filipino artists’ plethora of artworks from different disciplines in one medium.

According to the UST Museum Director Rev. Fr. Isidro C. Abaño, O.P., SThL-MA, the concept of egg had been adapted in Christian art.

“The egg symbolized the resurrection of Christ,” Fr. Abaño said. “To mention some examples, some paintings of Mary Magdalene represent her holding an egg while being the first witness of the resurrection of Jesus.”

Manila Bulletin Executive Vice-President Sonny Coloma said showing the Filipinos an unconventional means of producing art hatched the concept for the artists to discharge their expressiveness on acrylic eggs.

“Karamihan sa rendering sa surface ay pagdibuho, o pag-drawing. Ngayon makikita natin na marami nang anyo ng creative expression na nagpapatunay lamang na napaka malikhain ng mga Filipino, at ito ay dapat nating pagyamanin at gamitin nating daan para mapaunlad ang ating bansa at pamayanan,” Coloma said.

The Thomasian artists included in this exhibit are, Nemiranda, Raul Isidro, Fil Dela Cruz, Salvador Ching, Jovito Andres, CJ Tañedo, Thomas Daquioag, Janos Dela Cruz, Gerrico Blanco, Franklin Caña Valencia, Francis Nacion, Buds Convocar, Remy Boquiren, Anna de Leon, Carlo Ongchangco, Wildredo Offemaria, Maria Magdamit, Shiela Luis Tango, Mary Rose Gisbert, Jojo Austria, Benjie Torrado Cabrera, Linds Lee, Jason Moss, Margie Organo, and Edgar Doctor.

The complete list of the artists and their works featured in this exhibit were the following:

Raul Isidro The Seed of Cultural Revolution
Fil Delacruz Blessing in Disguise
RossCapili Guardians of the Earth
Raul Lebajo April Sunday
Betsy Westendorp Dilema
Fidel Sarmiento Alaala Noon, Kahapon at Ngayon
Edgar Doctor Marshland
Salvador Ching Barkada
Michael Cacnio The Beginning
Hermes Alegre Helena Elena
Carlo Magno x Cindel Tiausas Blades and Blossoms
Kadin Tiu Split
Demosthenes Campos And Itlog ni Pilosopo Tasyo
Ambet Lugtu Cats and Birds
Jovito Andres Koi Fish
Mario de Rivera Circle of Time
CJ Tañedo Easter
Charlie Val Madonna
Roy Veneracion Magdalena
Ricky Ambagan Untitled
JP Duray A Mouth Full of Bananas
Thomas Daquioag Ang Tao
Janos Delacruz Lifeline
Gerrico Blanco Hope
Omi Reyes Mechanical Egg
Migs Villanueva The Seed of Generations
Franklin Caña Valencia Kaleidoscope Urbanscape @ 97
Amado Hidalgo Harmony in Green
Francis Nacion Polka Dots Party
Buds Convocar Feral Far Eastern Faberge: Reptilian Reconnection
Remy Boquiren Flower Pickers
Janice Young Shizzle
Cid Reyes Alien
Anna De Leon Love Is In The Air
Jaime Gubaton New Beginning
Carlo Ongchangco Pray x Love
Aner Sebastian Eggcology
Caloy Gabuco The Nymphs Surrounding Bougainvilla Flowers
Ronnie Bercero Feline Fantasy
Melissa Yeung Yap Powerful Flowers
Roger “Rishab” Tibon Untitled
Addie Cukingnan Magnolias
Demet dela Cruz x Migi Sebastian Dalawang Sagwan
Wilfredo Offemaria Adarna
Maria Magdamit Whimsical Circus
Jinggoy Salcedo Fragile
Danny Rayos del Sol Karuzel
Bullet Dimatera Origin
Monnar Baldemor Bookworms
Gromyko Semper Oviphora
Kublai School of Fish
Margie Organo The Goose Has Laid
Jonathan Dangue Nangangapa sa dilim upang masulyapan ang natatago nitong liwanag
Fitz Herrera Alive
Agi Pagkatipunan Sihay Punlay
Jiks Villanueva Magnificent
Ariel Caratao Untitled
Carlito Ortega Bintana
Christian Tamondong untitled
Roel Obemio Juan
Happy Garaje Untitled
Golda King Untitled
Reen Barrera Untitled
Carlos “Cee” Cadid Tubbataha Reef
Edgar “Egai” Fernandez Nangungusap na mga mata
Jonathan Joven Maynila
Nemiranda Marawi is Burning
Emmanuel Nim Three Moods of Nature
Al Perez Bantay Church Bell Tower Ilocos and St. Therese
Des Inosanto Beaded Egg
Ysa Gernale Tres marias
Eman Santos Profusion
Daisy Velasco Picania Frolic
Robert Deniega True Friends
Joseph Villamar Mother’s Love
Anthony Palo Carousel
Shiela Luis Tiangco Paborito ni Tatay
Joy Rojas Majestic Egg
Inna Naanep Vistasa If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation
Mary Rose Gisbert Pagmamahal
Tessie Picania Time to hatch
Rudy “Roma” Lunod Five Lucky Koi guided by the Phoenix (King of Birds)
Lydia Velasco Flower of my cancer
Jojo Austria Reborn
Benjie Torrado Cabrera Awakening
Noell EL Farol Black Forest
Linds Lee Balut
Romeo Lee Untitled
Alfredo Roces Balut
Dansoy Conquilla Salted Egg
Jason Moss Black Orchid
Vincent Padilla Barong at Saya
Bembol Dela Cruz After René Margritte
Pete Jimenez Untitled
Isobel Francisco Fire!
Sam Penaso Untitled
Jason Montinola The Beginning
Ferdinand Cacnio Cradle of Life
Alwin Reamillo Ang Butiki
Riel Hilario Sansinukob at Sanlibutan

 

The exhibition will be in the Tigers’ nest until October 12, 2019.