The Artist

Top women tattoo artists you should seek out at Dutdutan Festival 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:30 AM

From sweet little flowers to big sailor style pieces these female artists prove that women can do anything – especially when it comes to ink

INKED. These retro forearm pieces by Minnehaha Calleja is just a sample of what women artists are tattooing on clients these days. Photo from

Cagayan de Oro animators to release 'Division of Existence' anime

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Inspired by Japanese animation style Filipinos from Mindanao spearhead the production of Sonzai no Kyoukai Division of Existence

DIVISION OF EXISTENCE. Mindanao-based animation group Xygen CG Works produces Sonzai no Kyoukai or Division of Existence. Screengrab from Xygen CG Works Youtube channel

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Nominations for National Artists 2018 start; Nora Aunor automatically listed

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Submissions will be accepted until September 30 2017 and will go through 3 levels of deliberations

Yarnbombers warm Baguio City streets with cuddly graffiti

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Local artist Dumay Solinggay and her merry bunch have started yarnbombing Session Road making the cold city warmer

YARNBOMBERS. Baguio artist Dumay Solinggay (right) and other artists show off their finished product at People's Park. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

FEU pays tribute to national artist Nick Joaquin

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:14 PM

FEU celebrates the works of the late national artist through lectures exhibits and a book relaunch

Malang took painting – and life – lightly

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Can I help it if I had a happy childhood? is one of his most repeated quotes

SM redefines art spaces with 'Art in Aura'

May 17, 2017 - 2:49 PM

The campaign aims to take art out of the gallery and bring it to urban spaces making it more accessible to everyone

34 Filipino web comic artists to follow

May 06, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Check out some of the best local comic artists and their work

WATCH: Interview with Gemino Abad, poet and literary critic

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:37 PM

What projects excite internationally renowned poet Gemino Jimmy Abad? Find out in this episode of Akdang Buhay

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Akdang Buhay: Cirilo Bautista talks about coming full circle from his humble beginnings to giving back to the less fortunate but talented writers

Pia Wurtzbach's manager on Brunei issue: Everything is okay

Apr 24, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Jonas Gaffud Pia s manager says he and Filipino businesswoman Kathelyn Dupaya already smoothed over the issue Dupaya apologized over the misunderstanding

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Akdang Buhay: Rio Alma talks about the factors that shaped his poetry

Kris Aquino signs contract with LA-based management

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Kris is now part of the roster of talents of East West Artists in Los Angeles

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Akdang Buhay: F Sionil Jose talks about literature colonialism and class struggles

WATCH: Interview with Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Literature

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Akdang Buhay: Bienvenido Lumbera talks about poetry and activism

WATCH: Interview with Edith Tiempo, National Artist for Literature

Apr 11, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Akdang Buhay: The late Edith Tiempo – in an interview with DM Reyes filmed in 2011 – talks about life as a poet fictionist literary critic and teacher

Joma open to coming home over peace talks or Nat'l Artist award

Apr 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED I am most likely to visit the Philippines to promote and advance the peace process CPP founder Jose Maria Sison tells Rappler

RETURN TO PH? The CPP founder says two things may motivate his homecoming. Photo from Joma Sison's Facebook page

Megan Young signs with NY's Innovative Artists agency

Mar 12, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Megan signs with Innovative Artists in New York

Rappler job openings

Mar 07, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Do you want to be a part of Rappler? Here is a list of our job openings

Filipino artists in unprecedented exhibit on human dignity

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:50 AM

BenCab Jose Tence Ruiz and Julie Lluch join other artists poets photographers and journalists in HUDYAT sa FEU – a show of solidarity for human dignity amid the spate of killings

Bencab's 'Remembering and Forgetting'

Drake says Grammys pigeon-holed him as black artist

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:56 AM

I m a black artist I m apparently a rapper even though Hotline Bling is not a rap song says Drake in an interview

MET Museum opens 2017 with Ronald Ventura exhibition

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Open from January 30 to March 4 Shadow Forest: Encounters and Explorations showcases the internationally acclaimed artist s works – from his lithograph prints in the 1990s to his life size mechanical carousels in 2016

A taste of art, food in and around Poblacion

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:47 PM

Artist Dee Jae Pa este takes us on a tour around his neighborhood and here s everything we ate and saw that night

POBLACION. The area in Makati is booming with great street art and great food. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Igorot artist seeks help to represent Cordillera at Hyderabad Literary Fest

Jan 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Dumay Solinggay mounts Crossing Boundaries on January 14 at 7;30 pm Café Yagam Baguio to raise funds for her attendance at the prestigious Hyderabad Literary Festival

Photo courtesy of Dumay Solinggay

Interplay: Pablo Capati III’s first solo exhibit in Singapore

Dec 04, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Filipino ceramic artist Pablo Capati III presents his anagama fired works in a solo show at One East Asia from December 7 30 2016

Baron Geisler's manager Arnold Vegafria on Ping Medina PAMI complaint

Dec 02, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Baron Geisler s manager Arnold Vegafria who is a member of the Professional Artist Managers Inc releases a statement about Ping Medina s complaint

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Play Ground: Nikki Luna's solo exhibit in New York

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Multi awarded Filipina visual artist Nikki Luna showcases 15 sculptural objects – guns made from cast resin and lace each symbolizing individual acts of violence

10 awesome young stars to watch

Sep 11, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Whether they re writers models musicians or everything and anything in between these young artists and personalities are inspiring many with their various achievements

YOUNG ARTISTS. Teri Malvar, Kelsey Merritt, and Reese Lansangan are just some millennials who are making waves in their fields. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Alexa Villano/Paolo Abad/Rappler

In protest of Marcos burial, national artist's remains exhumed

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:11 PM

The family of National Artist Cesar Legaspi makes good on their promise to transfer his remains from the Libingan ng mga Bayani before September 11 the late dictator s birthdate

'Longest painting' by 6,000 artists finds home in Dapitan

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:11 PM

7 344 meters long Fishes of the Ocean could have held the world record as the longest continuous painting on canvas but it did not receive help from government

LONGEST PAINTING. 77 rolls of canvas bear  'Fishes of the Ocean,' which has been transferred from Quezon City to Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

This Pinoy excelling at Pixar shares inspiring career advice

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:43 PM

From Walt Disney Studios intern to set designer on Finding Dory Pixar artist Paul Abadilla shares some valuable advice he s learned on the job

PAUL ABADILLA AND FAMILY. Disney Pixar’s 'Finding Dory' sketch artist, Paul Abadilla, and his family at the Philippine premiere of the film. Photo courtesy of Disney Pixar

Spain arrests seven over theft of Bacon paintings

May 28, 2016 - 7:03 PM

The stolen paintings are worth 25 million euros 27 8 million

BACON PAINTING. Handout photo released by Spanish National Police dept. on 28 May 2016 of one of five artworks by Irish painter Francis Bacon robbed last July from a home in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Spanish National Police HO/EFE

Performance artist takes battle vs vote-buying to church

May 08, 2016 - 8:33 PM

Performance artist Nicolas Aca brings his Boto: Goto performance to a church in Cagayan De Oro and tells voters Boto dili baligya Do not sell your vote

[WATCH] Daniel Padilla to 'know-it-alls': Shut up if you're not a voter

May 04, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Marami kasi nagmamagaling sa eleksyon hindi naman botante so shut up ka na says the teen actor who supports Mar Roxas

FULL LIST: Aquino confers National Artist awards 2016

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:44 PM

UPDATED Nine Filipinos were formally conferred the National Artist award

NATIONAL ARTIST AWARDS. President Benigno S. Aquino III shares the stage with the Order of National Artist awardees for a photo during the Conferment Ceremonies at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Thursday, April 14. Also in photo are (in any order) Alicia Garcia Reyes-Dance, Filomena Coching (wife)-Visual Arts (Posthumous), Rebecca Feliciano (wife)-Music (Posthumous), Pilar Zaragoza (wife)-Architecture (Posthumous), Ramon Santos-Music and Cirilo Bautista-Literature, Manuel Jun Urbano (son)-Film (Posthumous), Christian Alcuaz (son)-Visual Arts and Raphael Francisco (son)-Literature (Posthumous). Photo by Benjamin Basug/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Batanes artists collective: When art meets bayanihan

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:53 PM

A look at Batanes vibrant art scene and how locals promote their culture through art literature and music

All of these artworks are for sale. Perfect for tourists who would want to bring a piece of Batanes back in their hometown.

Rihanna, Beyonce rule women on Spotify

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Rihanna is the most popular female artist according to Spotify s list

RIHANNA. The singer is the most listened to female artist on Spotify. Photo from EPA/ANDREW COWIE

Filipino artist Vincent Navarro dies at 23

Feb 18, 2016 - 3:36 PM

UPDATED Vincent Navarro known for using coffee grounds to paint died at Baguio Medical Center

VINCENT NAVARRO. Vincent, known for his paintings using used coffee grounds, dies at 23. Screengrab from Instagram/baguio_vince

Poe maintains lead, final pitch for New Hampshire, Adele | 12PM wRap

Feb 09, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Legendary Filipino martial artist Cacoy Cañete passes away

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Ciriaco Cacoy Cañete one of the pioneers of the Doce Pares Eskrima Club passes away due to prostate cancer

LEGEND. Supreme grandmaster Cacoy Cañete passes away at 96. Photo from Wikipedia

Adele officially best-selling artist of 2015

Feb 08, 2016 - 11:42 AM

Global music industry body IFPI says Adele was the top selling musical act last year based on worldwide sales of recordings

Filipina artist gets residency in Paris

Dec 07, 2015 - 5:02 PM

A young artist from Rizal gets an opportunity many artists would only dream about by getting an art residency in Paris one of the world s cultural hubs

In support of Filipino talent

Dec 02, 2015 - 7:41 PM

The Original Pilipino Performing Arts or OPPA Foundation officially launches in Maxims Hotel Newport Boulevard Pasay City

COMING TOGETHER. OPPA’s board of trustees with Sr. Mary Placid of St. Scholastica’s College and Alfredo Pascual of the University of the Philippines.

HIGHLIGHTS: MAD for Change concert

Dec 01, 2015 - 2:06 PM

Watch the highlights of the Musicians and Artists for Duterte concert

Indelible moments with Whang-od, a living legend

Oct 13, 2015 - 9:07 PM

It took me a while to establish my comfortable presence to Apo Whang od Looking back to the time when I first met her I have to admit that I was starstruck writes traveler Potpot Pinili

Anggun raih penghargaan musik di Singapura

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Anggun raih penghargaan musik kategori International Artist Award pada Planet Music Awards yang digelar di Singapura

Anggun C. Sasmi wakili Indonesia jadi juri Asia's Got Talent. Foto oleh Johana Purba

Call for entries: Pinoy Ultimate Jeepney Challenge 2015

Oct 08, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Student artists and designers can win up to P300 000

Netizens support #WhangOd, share tattoo photos

Oct 02, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Do you have a tattoo made by Whang Od? Snap a photo and share it on social media

'Cordilleran tattooer should get Nat'l Living Treasure, not Nat'l Artist Award'

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:46 PM

She is history She is truly an Alagad ng Sining for the part of culture most Filipinos have forgotten