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Willie Magtibay is considered one of the veteran artists of Baguio. To those who are familiar with his work, they know him most as a stellar photographer. But in his latest exhibit, “Markings of Memory”, held at Cafe by the Ruins Dua in the month of August, Willie took a surprising twist with his work and showcased a wide array of digital collages.

where to baguio willie magtibay markings of memory

Some of Willie’s prints are as simple as a flower placed upon a landscape. But most of them are highly intricate, with countless characters and objects, such as flowers juxtaposed layer upon layer.

where to baguio willie magtibay markings of memory

The images contain elements of symmetry, natural themes, and framing devices, which are reminiscent of the art nouveau movement,

where to baguio willie magtibay markings of memory

Being dabblers in the art of digital art and graphic design, we are highly amazed by the attention and care poured into every cut-out and their respective thoughtful placements.

where to baguio willie magtibay markings of memory

Willie’s collages are like dreams, with many different segments of present life and past memories sewn together to create fantastical scenes which are open to various interpretations.

where to baguio willie magtibay markings of memory

And though undiscerned by the ordinary viewer, those who are closely acquainted to Willie Magtibay would immediately recognize the immense emotions that flow in every piece.

where to baguio willie magtibay markings of memory

We didn’t have the opportunity to fully converse with him about his creative process, but we were able to take a snapshot of him, which he even directed himself! Making resourceful use of his surroundings, he spontaneously posed with an electric fan to give us this fabulous portrait which we absolutely adore.

where to baguio willie magtibay markings of memory

Willie Magtibay’s artwork is something that makes a mark on the memories of those who view them. Look closely. Look deeply. What emotions do you feel?

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