PHILEXCEL Art Center in Angeles City, Pampanga
Philexcel Business Park president Ariella Nasser-Moskovitz (right) and visiting Brazilian neo-pop artist Romero Britto cut the ribbon at the inauguration of the Jack R. Nasser collection of the Philexcel Art Center located within the Philexcel Business Park in Clark Freeport, Angeles City, Pampanga.
Finally opened to the viewing public, the said collection consists of paintings from Filipino artists representing the Mabini Art genre, a Philippine art form once disparaged by local patrons but which of late has been receiving deserved appreciation.
The collection is a result of Philexcel founder the late Jack Nasser’s 60 years of patronage of Mabini artworks.
Special guest at the launch was internationally renowned Brazilian neo-pop artist Romero Britto, whose 12 paintings were also exhibited at the west wing of the Philexcel Art Center for a limited time only.
Britto’s visual expression of hope and happiness – mixing influences from cubism with pop art and graffiti to create an iconic style – is likened to the Filipino’s cheerful outlook in life.
About The PhilExcel Art Center
The PhilExcel Art Center is envisioned as a dynamic fulcrum for contemporary art in Central Luzon – a meeting place where Filipino visual artistic communities can share and appreciate their works with the public. The Center also has an art space for all ages to inspire artists to further nurture their skills and creativity, and for art enthusiasts to discover and explore their creative abilities.
The Philexcel Art Center incorporates the Jack Nasser collection. These are Filipino Artworks mainly collected in the 1960s and 1970s by the founder of Philexcel, Jack Nasser.
Jack and his brothers established a major garment manufacturing plant in Manila in the 1950s which grew into the largest factory in the Philippines.
Loving every aspect of Filipino life, Jack supported local artist from the Mabini art tradition. He collected over 100 paintings and numerous scupltures. His family welcomes the opportunity to share this cultural heritage by exhibiting the collection with free public access.
Visit their website for more info – philexcel.com/art-center.