100 Days of Secrets: A Solo Exhibit by Terence Eduarte

For 100 days, strangers share their secrets in exchange of a portrait

What does it mean to withhold a secret? Does it hurt to keep it? These are some of the broad questions posed by 100 Days of Secrets, a unique and intriguing project of Terence Eduarte featuring 100 portraits with one unifying thread: all of the portraits were loaned from the private secrets of 100 strangers. It aims to become an outlet for people to release thoughts and feelings they normally wouldn’t express.

As the project marked its 100th day, Doodle Arts in cooperation with ASPACE Philippines will produce the first solo art exhibit of Terence Eduarte entitled 100 Days of Secrets at ASPACE Greenbelt.

As the secrets get more real, I realized that the portraits have become an outlet for people to express thoughts and feelings they normally wouldn’t tell anyone.

100 Days of Secrets exhibit will showcase more than 100 artworks to reimagine how secrets sent through Terence Eduarte’s email are finally put to good use. With his astute idea, he took to the social media and jokingly asked his friends to “send him secrets” in exchange of a portrait. Due to the overwhelming replies, he followed through with the project, and the hits just keep on coming.

Many of the issues addressed in the secrets will reveal true to life experiences of dishonesty, obsession, discontentment, abuse, repentance, and love. The portraits that represent the secrets will shape a period of silence and engage with the creative challenges of the untold emotions.

While some secrets are personal, others are radically abstract and honest in their approach. Each portrait works will suggest and invite viewers to discover the commonalities between our hidden thoughts from the exposed secrets.

100 Days of Secrets exhibit opens on Sunday, 10 September 2017, at 4 p.m. onwards. The show will be showcasing the conclusion of the project and will be up for sale until October 10, 2017.

For event and exhibit inquiries, contact Dibs Leaño at dibs@doodleartsmagazine.com
For media and press inquiries, contact Elaine Catindig at elaine@doodleartsmagazine.com

Terence Eduarte is an illustrator, designer, and art director with works recognized in local award shows (Adobo Design Awards, Kidlat Awards) and international award shows (One Show, New York Festival, Ad Stars). A graduate of Fine Arts at the University of Sto. Tomas, he has a penchant for illustrating detailed landscapes and characters with a colorful palette. He illustrates for Wired, Telegraph, HP, and Vodafone, to name a few.

After taking a break from the busy demands of the advertising agency, he started working on 100 Days of Secrets last April 2017 where it received massive reach from various sites and publications like The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Huffington Post, MyModernMet, DesignTaxi, MetroUK, and several media sites. He is also working on a storybook entitled “Shift”, which will be released soon.

ASPACE is the owner and operator of the Philippines’ largest and most innovative coworking spaces for the innovation community. The mission of ASPACE in 2014 was to enable more and more people within Manila’s innovation community to make amazing happen. ASPACE succeeded with 1700% growth, and noticeable impact on the way people design, run, and use their workplaces and talent.

ASPACE is the largest community in the country – by size and members – for aspirational start-ups looking to an Asian market, growing teams laying roots in the Philippines, new companies arriving in the Philippines to test ideas, and ambitious professionals from everywhere – with everything you would expect from a managed workspace, plus professional support services, networking, event space, programs, and a gallery. Oh and coffee. Great coffee.

For inquiries about ASPACE Greenbelt please contact:
(+63 2) 542 7842 or email connect@aspacemanila.com
ASPACE Greenbelt, 110 Legazpi Street, Makati City, Metro Manila

Opening times:
Every day: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless there’s an event

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Elaine Catindig is editor-at-large and columnist of Doodle Arts. She has been involved in the disruptive and transformative creative revolution of cross-media advertising. A long time blogger and writer, Elaine has written for different publications and other local independent magazines. Follow her art footprints, @elainecatindig.
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