Harold Gomez found his love for the arts at age seven through his father who taught him how to draw. Now a visual artist, sculptor, and cultural worker based in Naga City, he graduated from RMTC-Bicol in Fine Arts and was trained by Prof. Imelda Cajipe-Endaya at the Pandayan Art Workshop. His projects are products of his visions and dreams, which he combines with images inspired by social surrealism and the everyday to raise questions about the responsibilities of humanity on concerns of both personal and societal scales. To date, he has participated in over a hundred group exhibitions and in four solo shows throughout Luzon. He has also been active in his community, co-founding the Kintab Artists Group, Inc. that seeks to assist Bicolano artists. Among his upcoming projects include a group exhibition in November at Cevio Art Haus in Pasig and a solo exhibition in 2022 at Fashion Interior Philippines in Makati.
William Gaudinez creates urnas and retablos that confess past and present ills of Filipino society. A visual artist and sculptor, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas and first rose to fame after winning the 1984 Metrobank Painting Competition. He is best known for his mixed media urnas and retablos made by inlaying materials inside wood that he has sculpted himself - a technique which he likens to how our pre colonial ancestors carved pottery and woodworks as well. Typically depicting folk art alongside images of the working class, his urnas and retablos also reveal historical socio-political-cultural-religious scenes, satirizing contemporary society by exposing how the past lives on through the present societal afflictions of globalization, colonialism, and consumerism.