A SOLO exhibit by Negrense visual artist Nunelucio Alvarado titled "Saksak Sinagol," opened at the Gallery Orange Friday night.
"Saksak Sinagol" is a mixture of Hiligaynon word "saksak" and Cebuano word "sinagol," which forms a slang word mostly used by bystanders when addressing their view and mentality towards certain issues in the society, Alvarado explained.
"Saksak Sinagol" is a collection of Alvarado's old and new works all depicting the special issues of the society which he believes are often neglected by the government.
As an activist in his youth, and growing as a barrio kid, he had witnessed the kind of living most of the people in his community had -- greed, vices, corruption, poverty and exploitation.
The scenarios he witnessed made a big impact in his consciousness. The big picture created in his mind inspired him to translate it on his canvases.
Alvarado relates his works to the kind of living that we have now, or at least for a large part of humanity -- chaotic, full of pretentions, and negative issues.
As an artist, his artworks are his way of trying to awaken the minds of people to have a deeper view of our society-and do something to make it a little better.
Alvarado's exhibit runs until August 31. Gallery Orange is located at Doors 9A and 10A at second floor of the main building of the Art District.