The Art of Peace

Solo Exhibition of Stella Rojas



September 27 to October 9, 2017
Ground Level Ayala Museum Annex
Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street
Greenbelt Park, Makati City 1224 Philippines


On September 27, ArtistSpace will present THE ART OF PEACE, the 44th solo exhibition of painter, Stella Rojas. The Art of Peace is a series of paintings showing the unending search for simplicity, timelessness, beauty, nature, harmony, color, light and shade and balance, qualities in art which have been almost forgotten and assigned to art movements of the past. The works depict landscapes of Paris, Provence, Italy, Ireland, highlighted still life and human anatomy.

Peace can be found in any subject, in a solitary bench at the park, a man in an interior, or a humble still life. Peace like art is even more relevant in today’s chaotic world. To take a break from the bombardment of stress, this exhibition reminds us to align with that still and quiet space from within. And from that quiet space or void or nothingness, art emerges.


About the Artist

Stella Rojas is the painter of “Pariscapes”, Provence, the French Alps, Bergamo, Belagio, the Vineyards of Les Langhe and Le Montferrat, Rome and Sicily. Since 1989, she made annual trips to Europe, primarily Paris.

Born January 19, 1963 in Manila, she displayed interest in painting at age 5. It was her father that bought her her first paintset. Rojas was a self-taught painter in St. Scholastica’s. She joined art contests, the art club and received an award for excellence in the field of art in high school.

She entered UP College of Fine Arts and placed 4th in the nationwide talent test. She graduated in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts – Painting.

In 1988, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) gave Rojas a grant to do a mural for the Little Theater lobby wall. “The Bathers” got praises from the critics. In 1990, Rojas took up French at the Sorbonne, Paris.

Rojas won the grand prize for the World Ecologist’s Foundation painting competition in 1991. Her work was an AAP Juror’s choice in 1992. She became scholar of the French government in 1993.

Rojas’ works have been exhibited in venues such as CCP, Ayala Museum, UNESCO Paris, Galerie Etienne de Causans, Paris, Lopez Museum Shop, Alliance Francaise, Galerie 139, Renaissance Gallery, Gallery 9, Glorietta Art Gallery, GSIS Museum, Luz Gallery, Hiraya, Heritage, Museum of Philippine Art and Fatima University Gallery. Rojas has mounted forty-three one-man shows.

THE ART OF PEACE will be on view at the ArtistSpace until October 9, 2017. ArtistSpace is located at the Ayala Museum Annex, Ground Level, Makati Avenue corner dela Rosa Street, Makati City. It is open from Mondays to Sundays, 10 AM to 7 PM. Admission is free.


For more information, please call or e-mail Joan Gaylican at 0922-8900587 or Jane Salvador at | (02) 759-8288.