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MARY ROSE GISBERT : Color Kablooey

By Mae Aniceto Filipino artist Mary Rose Gisbert, daughter to a family of medical experts, shifted gears professionally and found her heart in arts. Started painting at the age of 6, this “wonder woman” never stopped

By Mae Aniceto

Filipino artist Mary Rose Gisbert, daughter to a family of medical experts, shifted gears professionally and found her heart in arts. Started painting at the age of 6, this “wonder woman” never stopped fulfilling her appetite for the arts. She expresses her craft through exploding array of colours and geometric forms tickling minds of young and young at hearts through her almond-eye portraits following you around the place. “When my kids finished college, I said Yes! I can paint now”, with a full smile and her eyes just glistening when she remembered that time she decided to practice her passion full-time.

An abstract impressionist as she sees her works, Gisbert plays around eye catchy palettes and energetic brush strokes to create confident personalities, profiles, and themes. Her mediums usually are acrylic, oil pastels and soft pastels. Her works are on display in different exhibits around the world and just recently, her pieces were displayed in Paris, France. She will also be headlining in an exhibit alongside other famous artists around the world in New York this coming March 2017.

Gisbert is also well recognized for her pace in finishing her artworks. She finished twenty-two pieces all in all in a span of two months preparing for her first solo exhibit entitled “Windows to the Soul” last July 2016; made thirty portraits of party goers in one paid work all within seven hours, and all of the art works were made intricately. Her colleagues respect her for her dedication and thrill of working on one piece after the other. Her heart just leaps through the lines and colors of her compositions. She is also very clever with her works – she uses her passion for cooking as well as a method of applying different feel to her pieces, “I use my piping bags to put textures in my paintings” with a cheeky grin she shares her art tips. She also have a piece entitled “Paperdoll” where three boxes are stacked on top of each other and each side are painted with different faces, tops, and skirts, respectively, and the crowd can interact with the piece by rotating each box to show a different face and each box will still suit the face and outfit. Really clever indeed!

Women were the focal point of her pieces as it was where she drew inspiration from. “We are a family of 13 siblings, and my mom took care of all of us. I cannot even imagine how she did it, but she did!” answering with her eyes convincingly expressing her admiration for how hardworking her mother was. “I will never be like her, how I wish I could be, but she is very unique and wonderful. I love my mom so much!

Another inspiration of hers is “Mama Mary” (the blessed Virgin). “Her honesty and love shines through her eyes.” Gisbert is in awe of the eyes and how it shows the inner being and expression of different emotions reason why she gave emphasis on it. “The eyes shows your different personalities and you will know the person just by looking through them.

Mary is also paying forward her passion for the arts through children with disability and is working with a local organization to provide lessons and support art scholars. “If no one else will want to do it, who else?” with a spark of happiness and certainty as she shared details of her works. Mary Rose Gisbert is indeed one fascinating artist to follow and look forward to.

You can contact her through email at rosariodomingo@gmail.com

Her works are available for purchase and part of proceeds will go to her charity works and supported scholars.

MARY ROSE GISBERT

Creative Hards Art Workshop

rosariodomingo@gmail.com

Annette Building, 602 Boni Avenue

Mandaluyong, Metro Manila,

Philippines 1550

  

thelma.lay@mymaniera.com

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