Scene City | Daryl Descallar’s Journey to the Light

INSPIRED by the life-changing biblical passages he came across, Daryl DeLeon Descallar, a Fine Arts graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas, major in Advertising, mounted his first Solo Art Exhibit at the Marco Polo Davao on Apr. 13, 2018.Chiaroscuro, a word not strange to art students, was Daryl’s choice as a theme for this ‘Journey to the light’ that highlights a painful episode in his life. Daryl relates: “The title of the exhibit also depicts a time in my life when I was losing my eyesight due to an auto-immune disease. I was ready for whatever my condition would turn out to be. I knew that nothing comes by accident to anyone who trusts in Him!”

Soon – a painting which carries the passage “Now I saw Heaven open, and behold a   white horse…” describing its rider as the “King of Kings”

Soon – a painting which carries the passage “Now I saw Heaven open, and behold a white horse…” describing its rider as the “King of Kings”

It has been 32 years since it happened, the damage arrested because of the treatment, but not fully restored to its perfect condition. “Without God’s intervention, I could have been totally blind,” Daryl adds.

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“The 25 paintings of my first solo art exhibit are painted on linen material in the impasto technique. Chiaroscuro (light-dark) is an Italian word meaning the treatment of light and shade in painting developed during the Renaissance period.” Daryl paints his version of the bible stories or verses to give honor to the Word of God.

Daryl Descallar poses with Marco Polo Davao Hotel Manager Dottie Wurgler-Cronin

Daryl Descallar poses with Marco Polo Davao Hotel Manager Dottie Wurgler-Cronin

His well-attended ribbon-cutting ceremony was a big success, with guests from the art community not only from Davao City but also from Manila and Maguindanao. (Photo credits – Jeline Jison)

“Digong Decuatro,” an oil painting on canvas, the inaugural portrait of President Rodrigo Duterte based on a photo by master photographer Edwin Tuyay was painted by Daryl DeLeon Descallar and now hangs at the memorabilia Room of President Duterte at the Malacanan Library and Museum.

Daryl Descallar leads the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the lobby of Marco Polo Davao

Daryl Descallar leads the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the lobby of Marco Polo Davao

 

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