Alwinder Sarmiento

About the Artist

Alwinder was born on the year 1965 in Manila. He studied at UP Fine Arts, majoring in Visual Communications. Fascinated with the early designs of houses and structures in the early 1990’s, he uses watercolors to paint old sites and scenes during that period. He finds the medium the easiest to handle. He hopes to convey his message in preserving the Philippine Culture through his art.

Urban Tales (Alternative Manila)

Sarmiento’s Manila is one inspired by the past, the Manilas old memory; moreover, it is a city who have embraced and preserved its culture and aesthetic. Surely Sarmiento’s romanticized reimagination of Manila exists in a different reality removed from our own, but here in the universe of his canvas, it lives and thrives.