Grounded holistic arts and culture studio is back with States of Cadence II at Art Fair Philippines 2022 – Manila Bulletin

An exhibition of photos and portraits taken by Camille Robiou du Pont after Typhoon Odette.

Artist network and wellness lifestyle brand Grounded launch the second part of their exhibition series, titled States of Cadence II.

In collaboration with Art Fair Philippines, States of Cadence II is a multi-sensory exhibition about timelessness and the never-ending evolution of the human spirit through connection, compassion, and engagement with the natural world.

Grounded is known for its support of grassroots and emerging artists. The art and wellness platform aims to showcase their works through a holistic approach, reinventing the experience for both artists and collectors by practicing innovative and dynamic ways in which people discover and buy artworks.

While States of Cadence Exhibit I was presented exclusively online, for States of Cadence II, Grounded has partnered with Karrera Showroom, a classic car showroom and cafe in Alabang, for its physical space.

State of Cadence II Grounded Holistic Arts Studio opening night at Karrera Showroom for Art Fair Philippines 2022

The exhibition features paintings, prints, tapestries, photographs, and other mixed-media works that bear witness to the Grounded Artist Network’s ongoing artistic investigation into different shades of time, interspersed with cadences—a natural rhythm, a frequency at which join the artists to really express them themselves.

States of Cadence II offers an intimate depiction of boundless beauty through art, featuring the work of 20 artists from the Grounded Artist Network program, who present insights that push boundaries, presenting both specific and expanded narratives of various stages of evolution through the lens of timelessness .

Force of Nature” fundraiser to benefit Siargao Island schools affected by Typhoon Odette, featuring works by Camille Robiou du Pont and Caress Banson.

New additions, on view for the first time, include photographs by the featured artist, French photographer Camille Robiou Du Pont, whose work brings together the wild woman’s sensual journeys through aquatic surfaces, depths, island ecology, freedom, dreams and rootedness in duality – all below the umbrella of cosmic elements that revel in the beauty and power of the divine feminine.

From left: “Touched Out” and “Arrangement” by Toph Camcam; and “Bataan Rock Stack” and “Laguna Pink Moon” by Melissa Lara.

Consistent with this, Maddie Camcam’s impressive work radiates with vibrant themes of female power, grace and sisterhood, while Lucia Fischer also explores themes of feminism and female identity, but focuses on destabilizing ideas regarding the ‘male gaze’ and associated gender -Rhetoric focused on dominating cultural perceptions and traditions throughout the human timeline.

Painter and illustrator Ana Abigail dedicates her floral series about fragility to loved ones lost to the pandemic, as captured in her exploration of color in oil on circular canvases.

Toph Camcam’s pieces enliven the soul as a visual feast, as well as being rooted in food as a celebration of humanity and a reflection of identity and culture.

From left: Grounded Artist Network artists, Corina Borromeo; Camille Robiou DuPont; Nikki Ocean; Founder of Grounded Holistic Arts Studio Marika Manglapus – Ledesma; and Anina Rubio.

This selection from the Grounded Artist Network, among many other lavishly curated works, invites the viewer to explore the intricate, labyrinthine systems and states of being and the reparative role that art and compassion play within those systems.

States of Cadence II launched at Karrera on March 23, 2022 and will run through April 1, 2022 along with exciting events including a wellness workshop, movie night, watch show and fundraiser for schools on Typhoon Odette-hit Siargao Island. A portion of the proceeds from the exhibit will be dedicated to Grounded’s beneficiary partner, Oceanus Conservation.

States of Cadence II is now available to view on the @artfairph website ( For purchase inquiries and more information follow @groundedph or email [email protected].

Typhoon Odette fundraiser

“On December 16, 2021, Typhoon Odette hit the Philippines and Siargao Island was one of the most devastated places, destroying homes. wanted to take the opportunity to be part of Art Fair Philippines to raise awareness and funds for Siargao as it is a place where Grounded has deep roots. We have a number of artists who are based in Siargao and the devastation has really hit close to home. Our featured artist for States of Cadence on AFP, Camille Robiou duPont captured these hauntingly beautiful photos of the destruction caused by Typhoon Odette, which are the centerpiece and inspiration for the fundraiser on display at the show.” – Marika Manglapus-Ledesma

In light of recent events surrounding the devastation caused by Typhoon Odette, Grounded has partnered with Oceanus Conservation and continues its commitment to defending the oceans by raising funds to rebuild schools on Siargao Island. The exhibition features Camille’s hauntingly compelling photos of the devastation caused by Typhoon Odette, as well as her portraits engraved in wood by local artist Niko Kanar from Siargao.



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