Zamboangueňo artist brings honor to our “home” –Zamboanga City PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 January 2012 00:00

Young Zamboangueňo international artist Winner Jumalon, son of famous local artists Edwin Jumalon and Lorna Fernandez-Jumalon, is making great waves again in the Singapore art scene.

His art exhibit, A Visit Home, is attracting a lot of attentions after the official opening of the Monumental Art Exhibit Southeast Asia at the Valentine Willie Fine Art, Art Stage, Singapore last January 11, 2012 (still on-going). It depicts an actual “home” full of art works all over it – inside and outside its four walls, ceiling and rooftop. One can walk inside and be mesmerized by the wonders of art.

The 27-years old Jumalon has been named as one of the top 10 most successful young artists of Metro Manila last 2010 where he has been residing (he is always proud to say he is a Zamboangueňo). His recent outdoor exhibit, A Part, featured portraits of a hundred or so art collectors in a graveyard setting earned him rave reviews.

His art works won for him several awards and distinctions from the Philip Morris Asean Art Competition, the 35th National Shell Art Competition, and the Metrobank Art Competition. His work was also once cited as the Best Artwork and Best Editorial Cartoon by the Philippine Collegian.

In a Sotheby’s auction, the young artist’s Face of Man painting sold for over $23,400–almost 10 times its original estimate, while an untitled oil-on-canvas piece earned him SGD24,000 at the Masterpiece Auction in Singapore.

He uses a layering technique, drawing faces over faces, an observation perhaps, watching his fellow students with different personalities go under guises just to establish that harmony he wrote in one of his blogs. A product of the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines, he has successfully exhibit in all over the world, including Taipei, Malaysia, Miami,USA, Thailand and UAE.


(Isaiah 64:8) “But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”