King of the Road 2
Artist: Marcelo Quezon
Size: 16in x 20in
Medium: Oil on canvas
Story behind the Artwork:
The Jeepney was once called the “King of the Road”. It was the symbol of Filipino creativity, innovativeness and ingenuity.
Jeepneys are famously characterized by their vibrant, multicolored paint jobs and flashy decor, so much so that through the years, they have become a symbol of the country and its culture.
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About the Artist
MARCELO C. QUEZON
Marcelo Concepcion Quezon or “Celo” was born on the 13th of April 1982 at Quezon City, Philippines. He started painting when he was 6 years and has been holding pencils, brushes and pastels since then. The 34-year-old artist is not much different from the other artist. One look at them and none would ever think that they are makers of beautiful and striking pieces of paintings. Celo has spent his time teaching other people learn the different techniques in painting such as oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor. Celo likes every medium although he excels most on pastel.
ART GROUPS AND ASSOCIATION
Lakbay Kulay (since June 2016) | Philippines Pastel Artists (2015) | Styles, Strokes and Sketches Society (2013 – 2014) | Wednesday Group (2013 – 2015) | Tuesday Group (2006 – 2009) | Eastwood City Art Club (2002 – 2006) | Art Discovery and Learning Foundation, Inc. (2000 – 2009)
2011 Hallmark for L.I.F.E. Collection: “Paskong Pinoy”. Greeting card is available from 2011 to 2013.
MAJOR EXHIBITS AND COMPETITION
GSIS Art Competition XII (Representational), May 30 – July 30, 2008, GSIS Complex, Pasay, Philippines
Lakbay Kulay Art Group and Philippine Pastel Artists present “JumpstArt!”, May 12 – 27, 2016, SSS Gallery, East Avenue, Diliman, QC, Philippines
The Kristo Manila 2016 presents “Art & Soul”, March 20 – 30, 2016, Artes Orientes, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines
“Womanity, Rites, Rituals and Celebrations of Women”, March 17 – 19, 2016, Quezon City Experience (QCX), Quezon City Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Diliman, QC, Philippines
Tawa Art Group presents “Bulaklaugh: An Exhibition of Colorful Flowers to Brighten Your Holiday Season!”, December 6, 2014 – January 6, 2015, Pinac, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., QC, Philippines
The Kristo Manila 2014 presents “A Heritage of Art in Faith”, April 16 – 29, 2014, The Art Center, Megamall, Mandaluyong, Philippines
The Kristo Manila 2013 presents “Aman”, March 8 – 24, 2013, The Art Center, Megamall, Mandaluyong, Philippines
Kulay Cadena presents “Daloy ng Pagpinta (2nd Group Show)”, December 2 – 17, 2008, The Jewellery, Shoppesville, Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines
Kulay Cadena presents “Evolution of an Artist: Quest for Identity (1st Group Show)”, April 25 – May 25, 2008, Innovation Center, IPO, Buendia, Makati City, Philippines
Contemporary Filipino Marian Expressions (Group Show: Tuesday Group), May 2 – June 4, 2006, Arzobispado de Manila Bldg., Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
The Flower Show (Group Show: open to all artists), April 19 – June 4, 2006, Vargas Museum, UP Diliman, QC, Philippines
FIRST ONE-MAN SHOW: PASTEL PAINTINGS, September 3-17, 2005, Walls Gallery, Triumph Bldg., Quezon Ave., QC, Philippines
Colors in Triumph (Group Show: Saturday Group, Eastwood City Art Club, Art Discovery Learning Foundation Inc.), July 30 – Aug 10, 2005, Walls Gallery, Triumph Bldg., Quezon Ave., QC, Philippines
ADLFI Group Exhibit, September 15 – 27, 2003, Art Gallery, Philippine Heart Center, East Ave. QC, Philippines
ADLFI Group Exhibit, July 25 – Aug 8, 2003, SSS Gallery, 2nd Floor, SSS Bldg., East Ave. QC, Philippines
ADLFI Group Exhibit, June 11 – 25, 2003, Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, Diliman. QC, Philippines
ADLFI Group Exhibit, March 17 – 31, 2003, East Ave. Hospital., East Ave. QC, Philippines
ADLFI Group Exhibit, February 3 – 12, 2003, Atrium, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, East Ave. QC, Philippines