Here's Where to Buy Local Art With Prices Starting at P5,000

For those looking to start a collection.

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L: "Inmost" by Resty P. Cagayat; R: "Realm 4" by Wilfredo Rufon
PHOTO BY WEBSITE / drybrush

(SPOT.ph) From the sound of it, collecting art can be intimidating. The connotation is always that you have to have a lot of money, need to know the popular artists, or frequent exhibitions and fairs. But art communities are trying to change all that by democratizing the art market. drybrush Gallery, for example, is selling works of art online for as low as P2,500.

Opened in November 2020, the site supports artists pursuing their passion during this difficult time. They have a wide variety of personalities, from long-time painters and sculptors to teachers or farmers that became self-taught artists.

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"No Self" by Francis Alingcayon
PHOTO BY WEBSITE / drybrush
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"Inmost" by Resty P. Cagayat
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"Realm 4" by Wilfredo Rufon
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"drybrush Gallery was created with the purpose to help artists thrive during this difficult period. The pandemic has greatly affected all of us and artists were not spared. There is a notion that collecting art can be intimidating and restrictive, which is why drybrush aims to share the beautiful and transcendental experience with Filipinos. That’s our inspiration and aspiration: to promote Filipino art, support artists in this very difficult time and to make art accessible to everyone," said drybrush Gallery owners Jojo and Joweeh Liao in an exchange with SPOT.ph.

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The two are from the finance and information technology industries, but have always loved art and are long-time collectors. Hoping to help artists continue pursuing their passion in the middle of the pandemic and economic recession, they decided to combine their expertise in IT and their love for art to create a website that could serve as a platform for local artists.

drybrush offers free delivery within the Philippines. Their website is easy to navigate, too. You can browse and filter what style of painting you want, your budget, preferred size, or genre.

For more information, visit drybrush's website.

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