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Contemporary art takes center stage as Galerie Stephanie and Cartellino launch expansive gallery at Shangri-la Plaza

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Galerie Stephanie and Cartellino have opened their new gallery space at Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

Founded in 2007, Galerie Stephanie is one of the leading artist-centered galleries in the Philippines. Started as a platform for modern art and established local artists, the gallery has evolved its program into an edgier and more contemporary line-up.

Since 2015, Galerie Stephanie has been ardent in showcasing the rigor and variability of art at a global crosscut, providing exhibition opportunities to international artists and joining established local and global art fairs and presentations with partner galleries in Japan, Indonesia, and North America.


Cartellino, on the other hand, was launched in 2020 as the country’s first art ecommerce website. It started as an online-only platform, digest and shop. Four years later, Cartellino opened its first physical gallery space.

Galerie Stephanie and Cartellino’s new and larger location features four exhibition rooms in one dynamic gallery space for two contemporary art galleries.

Galerie Stephanie celebrated its relocation to a bigger space with three simultaneous solo exhibitions by Filipino pop-surrealist Mr. S (aka Mark Jeffrey Santos), Bandung-based visual artist Addy Debil, and Japanese hyperrealist Hideo Tanaka.

Intertwining Memory Lanes by Addy features vibrant-colored and smiling characters that exude scenes of connection, child-like memories, and community. Tanaka’s Iki na Hikari (A Breath of Life) portrays the meticulous brushstrokes that stimulate contemplation on the beauty and authenticity of the everyday mundane. Mr. S’ Yutori highlights his skill in depicting fantastical and dreamlike landscapes with his trademark adventure-seeking characters accompanied by larger-than-life creatures.

Meanwhile, to commemorate the establishment of their first physical space, Cartellino featured over thirty of its artists, those who have been part of our journey so far and those for new journeys. Aptly entitled, Little Paper Show, it is a celebration of all the works, words, and aspirations — no matter how little, how brief — that constitute the broad history of the platform.

The four exhibits will be on view until March 03. Galerie Stephanie and Cartellino are now located at Level 6 East Wing of Shangri-la Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City.

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