Philippine artist, Lualhati, exhibits

Artwork of Philippine-born artist, Hari Lualhati, is currently on display at Contemporary Gallery on Leviseur in Bloem.

A brand new solo-exhibition by Philippine-born artist, Hari Lualhati, called Love Metamorphosis is currently on display at the Contemporary Gallery on Leviseur.
Lualhati is a painter, illustrator, graphic artist and designer who obtained a degree in Fine Arts in University of the Philippines, Diliman, in the year 2006 (Cum Laude). She has worked in Manila, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, and is now based in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
According to the dictionary, the word metamorphosis means a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa, and from the pupa to the adult butterfly.
Lualhati interprets the theme in her latest exhibition by creating adorable masterpieces of expressionism. These artworks communicate with the viewer through the human figures that evoke a certain sentiment of attraction.
“As LOVE grows and transforms, its meaning also gains some depth: from simple attraction, to being in a relationship and eventually to becoming lifetime soul mates. There will also come a time when you will realise that love is not always all about happiness. Every relationship has its own fair share of trials and tribulations, of which some are hard work. But as many people say, the more you work for something, the more you will value it; I firmly believe it’s the same with love,” Lualhati says when speaking about her latest exhibition.
She means, although love is indeed a universal phenomenon, it has its common, basic rules. “We should never neglect the fact that ‘love is a self-journey’, therefore its definition is always based on the individual’s personal and unique experiences encountered in their ever evolving road of love.”
Lualhati says this path of love transforms, moulds, tames and elevates the human heart of the one who sips from the cup of love, according to the size of the gulps taken from it.
Love Metamorphosis can be seen until 29 March at Contemporary Gallery on Leviseur. – Maricelle Botha