By Harry Johnson (IG: @smoothhj)
Photos courtesy of Tom Fu, freelance photographer (IG: @tomfuble)
A masterpiece by award-winning artist David Johnson ‘Mayhem in Makati: One quarter, no quarter’ was unveiled at the Grand Opening of the prestigious City of Ryde Art Society 59th Annual Art Exhibition on 27 October 2019.
In attendance were Ryde Deputy Mayor and Arts Advisory Committee chairman Mr. Christopher Gordon and Philippine Consul Emannuel Donato K. Guzman with wife Gene and daughter Maya.
The piece depicts a Manila street-scene featuring jeepneys, iconic Pinoy brands and colonial edifices from the Spanish era.
Mr. Johnson has a special bond to the Philippines and thinks of art as a way to unite communities.
Another painting by Mr. Johnson called ‘March on Ypres’ was accepted by Consul Guzman on behalf of the Filipino people. This painting that depicts Aussie diggers at war in France during WWI will hang in the Philippine consulate building in the Sydney CBD. The piece is a gift from the Australian people symbolising the enduring military bond between the two countries.
The art exhibit hosted by the Ryde Art Society ran until November 2 at 201 Coxs Road, North Ryde.
David has an extensive clientele and regularly exhibits.