Seb Chua is the owner of Art Asia Gallery and an artist himself.
MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines – On May 20, on a Friday night, Art Asia Gallery, SM Megamall brings ‘Framed Beyond Comics’, a comic art exhibit gathering some of the country’s top and young comic illustrators to try their prolific hands on fine arts and open at 6:30pm.
Inspired from a trip in Taiwan and from a subway poster of ‘Inside the Storm’ he saw, Seb Chua, the owner of Art Asia Gallery and an artist-sculptor himself found himself talking to his co-artist friends and an idea came about for an exhibit using comic as a theme.
“In that exhibit, I thought developing my own superhero for fun and named it Pilak,” Seb excitedly narrates about how he developed his original character.
'Pilak' is an original character scuplted by Seb Chua.
According to him, via facebook, he was able to get in touch with Jeri Barrios who introduced him to more comic illustrators and eventually organized the upcoming exhibit.
Aside from Jeri Barrios and Seb Chua, the comic illustrators who will be featured in ‘Framed Beyond Comics’ are Don De Dios, Efren Palacio Jr., Tey Bartolome, Hannibal Ibarra, Mel Casipit, Tepai Pascual, Joie Pabilando, Meyo De Jesus, Rod Santiago, Roewl Naanep, Randy Valiente, Rommel Estanislao, Allen Geneta, and Ronald Tan. Special guests will be Tony Dezuniga of Marvel Comics and Toti Cerda, the country’s top water colorist.
The public is enjoined to attend the opening night. For more details, visit Art Asia Gallery website.