MEL THE ART OF BERTUDISM WAS INSPIRED BY ERNESTO GALLOS ARANETA SR.(1933-2001)

Male
Age: 44
Hometown: BACOLOD CITY N.O. PHILIPPINES
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MEL ARANETA (MOUNTAINEER)

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status In a Relationship
Smoker No
Education College graduate
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyMel Araneta is a painter, sculptor and sound artist who was born on July 12, 1973 in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental. He finished his studies at TUP-VISAYAS in 1995. He is also the founding member of the Etniktronika, a group that employs circuit-bending procedures and ethnic instruments to produce their distinct sound. Many of their instruments are crafted from discarded objects usually found in nearby junk shops. His self-made instrument baptized as the "Uyabon" ( means "girlfriend” in Ilonggo dialect) appears as a half-body mannequin with built-in toy keyboard and tampered circuitry. He professes his gratitude to Lirio Salavador of Elemento for inspiration in circuit-bending and d.i.y. electronic instruments.
Interestssculpture,paintings,music,travel
Musicsound art,expiremental,live electronics
Filmsadventure
Booksbible
HeroesGOD

Exhibitions

The Artist: Mel Araneta, is a local artist hailed from Negros Occidental . A self-taught artist heavily influenced by his environment, is a sculptor, a painter, a sound and performance artist to name a few. Araneta, has been featured and invited in various media, such as in TV, websites, blogs, and in print, with his multi-faceted talents and with his passion for using indigenous and earth-inspired materials and ideas in his works and performances. Araneta took off to Singapore just a year ago and presented himself to the local art scene. But with his unnerving talents and love for his art, he has started to make waves and be noticed not just by the locals but with the expat community as well. Recent works and performances include : - Soundart performer /inter active sound installation for Singapore night festival 2011,the Substation -artist /designer for the monthly events at strums holdings pte.ltd. -soundart performer at Poetry showdown in blue jaz cafe -soundart performer at LIT UP SINGAPORE 2010,La Salle college of arts - soundart performer at minimart events in the Substation - soundart performer at light paper monster,post museum -circuit bending workshop at post museum - performed at LIT UP SINGAPORE 2011 ,goodman arts center -a commissioned painting for an expat diver couple, -a workshop for dream catcher making as part of Post-Museum art programs, -as artist assistant for Genevieve Chua, as part of Singapore Biennale 2011 volunteer program, -sound art performer in Neoist TransMachine, where he used circuit bending techniques -manicured nature artist in residence at Bukit timah nature reserve Wallace center,Dairy farm COLLABORATION WITH SOUNDARTIST,POET,MUSICIAN,PERFORMANCE ARTIST: AMITH NARAYAN (INDIA/SINGAPORE) STEPHEN BLACK (USA/SINGAPORE) TERENCE LAU (SINGAPORE) DANIELA BELTRANI (ITALY/SINGAPORE) DAN YEO (SINGAPORE) MARLA BERDINI (SINGAPORE) GRACE JEAN (SINGAPORE) ROGELIO LOPEZ (PHILIPPINES) TENGAL DRILON (PHILIPPINES) LIRIO SALVADOR (PHILIPPINES) BANI HAYKAL (SINGAPORE) HARVEY VASQUEZ (PHILIPPINES) ISTVAN CANTOR (POLAND) HERE IS THE LINKS FOR SOME OF HIS SOUNDART PERFORMANCES AND WORKS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcBIswSmLp4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QYzw7Eg4Sg&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXH2qS9Ochk&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUTZH_jVX5A&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flZcsPEX3TI&feature=related

Recently Added Friends

Recent messages left for this artist

Antnich

Fantastic work, really love the sculpture.

anjana ( Deleted user )

thanks mel, im glad you liked my art

MEL

FOR EVERYBODY: COULD ANYONE LOOKING FOR AN ARTIST WHO HAS A LOT OF TALENT FROM SCULPTURE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,PERFORMER,JEWELRY MAKER,CRAFTSMAN,PAINTER....I AM FIT FOR THIS KIND OF JOB...I AM LOOKING FORWARD FOR YOUR REPLY.IF ANYONE WHOSE INTERESTED TO GIVE ME A BREAK TO GO TO YOUR COUNTRY THIS IS MY EMAIL ADDRESS etnikaraneta@yahoo.com and mobile number +632 939 436 2050

dakini

thank you best wishes krisztina

cynthia02

cynthiafeki407@yahoo.com How is your day....... I saw your profile at www.myartprofile.com and some thing about you move my intress to comminicate with you so how is life treating you. Please i want you to use this email address to write me back(cynthiafeki407@yahoo.com) so that i can give you my picture and tell you more about me ok.stay cool and enjoy your self.kisesssssssssss Yours lovely cynthia

Lime ( Deleted user )

Wonderful Work MEL.

MEL

GOOD DAY TO YOU..VISIT MY WEB WWW.MELARANETA.MULTIPLY.COM

Duffyart ( Deleted user )

HELLO...

Brynja

Thank you,,,your work is very nice. Brynja

Dora

Interesting work Mel. Very tribal, with a modern twist. Will be back.:-) Dora

ranjan

Nice works, like your sea paintings, best wishes - ranjan

MEL

please view our artworks for our upcoming art exhibit at www.melaraneta.multiply.com

christianhealingart

your painting called "Ugbosayote" is beautiful! I love the colors and design. Visit my site when you get the chance. I l just finished three new pieces called "Meditation", "Spiritual Wave" and "Enlightened", tell me what you think.

laurez

Hi Mel, lovely sculpture and i like your ocean paintings, best wishes Laurez.

MEL

HELLO FRIENDS... I AM LOOKING FOR WORK AS AN ARTIST...COULD ANY ONE HELP ME?GLAD TO HEAR YOU SOON...THANK YOU ALL

PM_beers

Hello!

jh ( Deleted user )

Hi Mel, thanks, creative work, welcome!

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Thanks for checking out my site Mel. You have some nice work here. I like your logo on the stone.

MEL

hello friends please view our website. www.lakbaylahi.multiply.com here in the philippines we protect our indigenous arts and music.this is the world music that i am joining.so just listen to our music here.thanks

Enamelroom

I with pleasure have got acquainted with your creativity. I shall be glad to show you my ENAMEL MOSAIC and to receive your response. Andrey

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