KAMIKAZEE FRONT MAN JAY CONTRERAS DURING POWER MAC CENTER'S 'DARE TO DEFY' PIXELWORKS AWARDING

Kamikazee’s Jay Contreras definition of art will leave you speechless

 

Known as a comic onstage, lashing out spiels of humor with his band Kamikazee, Jay Contreras is one heck of a performer. Little to the knowledge of his fans, Jay is also a lover of art and he has expressed this in countless photographs he took once in while, during tours, out-of-town gigs, and especially when he’s with his family.

KAMIKAZEE FRONT MAN JAY CONTRERAS DURING POWER MAC CENTER'S  'DARE TO DEFY' PIXELWORKS AWARDING
KAMIKAZEE FRONT MAN JAY CONTRERAS DURING POWER MAC CENTER’S ‘DARE TO DEFY’ PIXELWORKS AWARDING

Here’s Jay’s definition of art

Tinging ko sa art ay… hindi lang siya nakikita. Ang art nararamdaman mo, kahit picture yan at nakita mo, nararamdaman mo yung nakita ng nag-take ng picture na yun. Dapat yung art nakakaapekto sa tao (nakakakita), pwede siyang may gawing bagay na positive dun sa nakita nya. Saka tingin ko yung art hindi lang sya magandang tignan kundi may puso at may parang gustong ipagawa sa iyo.

(In my own definition, art isn’t just something you see. Art is felt, even if it’s just a photo and you’ve seen it, you’ll feel what the person, who took that picture, saw in it. Art should affect the person who sees it and he could do something positive from what he saw. I also think that art isn’t just lovely to look at but it has a heart that’s trying to tell you something that you can do with it)

ONE OF JAY'S PHOTO INCLUDED AT THE 'DEFYING THE EVERYDAY GRIND' EXHIBIT
ONE OF JAY’S PHOTO INCLUDED AT THE ‘DEFYING THE EVERYDAY GRIND’ EXHIBIT

Jay is one of Power Mac Center’s Art Ambassadors, joined by Electrolychee (Marcud Nada and Bru Nada), Nikki Luna, and Leeroy New, who all represent cutting-edge artistry and excellence in Philippine contemporary art scene through photography, graphic design, visual arts, and sculptures, respectively.

JAY CONTRERAS WITH ELECTROLYCHEE (MARCUS AND BRU NADA), NIKKI LUNA, AND LEEROY NEW (RIGHT TO LEFT)
JAY CONTRERAS WITH ELECTROLYCHEE (MARCUS AND BRU NADA), NIKKI LUNA, AND LEEROY NEW (RIGHT TO LEFT)

Power Mac Center held its Pixelworx campaign for the past two months wherein they held free workshops and live demonstrations held at select Power Mac Center classrooms, sharing their unconventional art, techniques, and ideas in creating their chosen medium. The weekly workshop also focused on demonstrations when using Adobe Photoshop. A  Wacom artist gave live sketch and edits of select Pixelworx participants. Wacom alos introduced the features and techniques that one can do with the use of the latest Wacom tablets.

Also, Pixelworx envoys on a multimedia awards competition through “Dare to Defy” online contest where entries where 20 entries where chosen to be included in a special art installation with the theme “Defying the Everyday Grind”  held in Ayala Museum yesterday, August 22,2015.

POWER MAC CENTER'S 'DARE TO DEFY' ONLINE CAMPAIGN 20 FINALISTS
POWER MAC CENTER’S ‘DARE TO DEFY’ ONLINE CAMPAIGN 20 FINALISTS

This also culminates the awarding of 6 winners who embody the Pixelworx campaign who all rose from the best of mixed media in a  variety of categories from fiber arts to painting, graphic design to photography, animation to film, and many more.

Michael Medina whose Through My Big Boy Lens won the Platinum Award while Jett Ilagan‘s Dream World made it to the top and awarded with Diamond Award at the “Dare to Defy” awarding ceremony.

'DARE TO DEFY' DIAMOND WINNER JETT ILAGAN
DARE TO DEFY’ DIAMOND WINNER JETT ILAGAN
JETT ILAGAN'S ENTRY 'DREAM WORLD' FEATURED ON AN IPAD
JETT ILAGAN’S ENTRY ‘DREAM WORLD’ FEATURED ON AN IPAD

Apple products are the perfect instruments for these artists to create, showcase, and promote their art. We want these artists to dare to defy conventions through their creative digitally enhanced art,” said Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez.

POWER MAC CENTER'S EXECS GOOFING WITH THE FOUR ART AMBASSADORS
POWER MAC CENTER’S EXECS GOOFING WITH THE FOUR ART AMBASSADORS

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