Synkroniciti is thrilled to welcome back Filipino-American visual artist Cesar Ceballos, who made his debut with us a year ago in our “Ritual” issue. “Wild” features three intriguing watercolor paintings. “Sentiments of Thoughts” is an abstract piece with figurative elements that uses the natural tendencies of watercolor to illustrate the geography of the human mind: colors and textures that coalesce into shapes. Immigration is the subject of the second work, “Tigers Landing,” which has been exhibited in St. Paul Minnesota as well as the Mayor’s Gallery in Las Vegas. A pair of tigers floats to earth, each on a separate hot air balloon, symbolizing the delicate process of South-East Asian immigrants fitting in with the racial and cultural currents in the Americas. It is a beautiful and detailed work delivered with whimsy and humor. Lastly, “Grow for Freedom” presents us with a tree growing in a rocky landscape, its roots breaking stone. It reminds me of ancient sites around the world where trees have reclaimed the landscape from humans. Wildness is always growing, always escaping the barriers we have made for it. Humans are part of that wildness, too, part of the universe that is eternally seeking, eternally curious.
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Cesar Ceballos, a respected architect, artist, and world traveler uses colors to express the geometry of nature and light to enhance the volume and drama in a painting. Culture, tradition, and history play an important influence in his artworks. In 2021 and 2022, Cesar’s works were awarded First Prize and Special Merit at the Apollo Dionysian International Award for Poetry and Contemporary Art Contest, conducted by The International Academy of Meaning of Poetry and Contemporary Art in Rome, Italy
His artistic roots grew out of his origin in the Philippines. He earned his Master’s degrees in the USA and passed exams to be a licensed Architect. His paintings have been exhibited and published worldwide including Berlin, Germany; Rome, Italy; London, UK; Milan, Italy; Warsaw, Poland; Seoul, S Korea; Tbilisi, Georgia; Ljubljana, Slovakia; Canada; and the USA.
In the USA, Cesar’s art works have been exhibited in New York, Massachusetts, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Orleans, Washington, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia, and Nevada.
To see some of his works, please go to YouTube and type in Cesar Ceballos, artist.