Pain relief brand Katinko has released its new art boxes promoting the works of local artists in the Philippines.
The Katinko art box project is featuring local artists’ masterpieces to help them reach a wider audience especially at this time when museums or physical exhibits are still restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We launched #KatinkoArtbox so we can continue to support and help our Filipino artists promote their art online during these difficult times,” the trusted local brand wrote on October 7, 2020.
The initial set of boxes present the works of Aklan-born Francis Nacion, whose vibrant paintings reflect Filipino culture and tradition.
The painter believes that “with the good traits of a Filipino with hard work and good use of time, We Filipinos can look forward to a brighter and happier life.” Nacion is a member of The Saturday Group, an organization of influential artists in the Philippines.
The art box project also features colorful masterpieces from famous Filipino artists like Kublai Millan, Roger “Rishab” Tibon, Ariosto Dale Bagtas, and more.
Each wooden box contains the brand’s popular ointments and balms to treat various ailments and costs 1,500 pesos, part of which goes to the local artists. You can get your very own Katinko art box available for pre-order through Katinko’s Instagram.
Filipino artists have started fund drives to benefit those in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A ‘Visual Poetry’ art drive is funding learning materials for journalist Kara David’s Project Malasakit Foundation while another featured Jeepney Art to assist displaced drivers and their families.
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