official website: www.jmlisondra.com
Education: Negros Oriental State University – Guihulngan Campus
Course: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Batch 2007
Formal Art Training: None / Self – thought Artist / started painting on the year 2000
Art Association of the Philippines - Board Director 2014-2016
John Magne is a 28 year-old self-thought artist from Guihulngan, Negros Oriental and a graduate of BS Computer Science from NORSU-G last 2007, which is slightly a different course. He started painting when he was 14 years old during his 2nd year in high school. He was inspired by the landscape paintings of Boy Velara, a native artist in Negros Oriental. When his father brought 3 landscape paintings from him (Boy Velara) and he saw it then decided to paint because it inspires him alot. The colors, shapes, brush strokes and it really looks real.
He started practicing after school hours and slept late at night. He was very eager to get what he wanted. It was not really that easy. To be good at one thing, you need to follow the steps of learning process. Discovering the ways of brush strokes, mixing colors, creating compositions, it takes time and there are no shortcuts.
He liked to paint Philippine landscapes and some commission works. He did also portraits. He liked the most works of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, da Vinci and Amorsolo.
He went to manila last 2009 because someone offered him to work. He started joining art competitions in manila with his friend Froilan and Bernie Jay in 2010. He grabbed his first award in 2011 at Amiya Raya On-the-spot painting competition as First place, and continue joining competitions hoping to grab another award. But many times he failed until in 2012 he won as Grand prize in Maningning Miclat Art Award and Second Place winner in DFA-ASEAN Philippines Painting Competition last August 2013.
For John Magne, painting is his life. Life without brushes and paints is just like a body without hands, a mountain without trees and river without fish. Art is the reflection of an artist’s heart and mind.
ART AWARDS & HONORS
Artist of the Year 02 - 2002 in Guihulngan National High School – Poblacion, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental
Artist of the Year 03 - 2003 in Guihulngan National High School – Poblacion, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental
Step Awardee of the Year - 2003 in Guihulngan National High School - Poblacion, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental
2nd Prize - 2004 Regional on-the-spot poster making contest in Agriculture Dumaguete
First Place in Amiya Raya on-the-spot Painting Competition 2011 - August 20, 2011 held at Amiya Raya San Mateo, Rizal
Grand Prize winner of Maningning Miclat Art Award 2012 – September 27, 2012 held at Sining Kamalig, Ali Mall, Cubao, Quezon City
2nd Prize winner of DFA-ASEAN Philippines Painting Competition 2013 - August 7, 2013 held at National Musium, Manila
Finalist of AAP 66th Annual Art Competition Painting Category - December 17, 2013 held at GSIS Museo ng Sining, GSIS Building, Pasay City, Metro Manila.
Finalist of AAP On the Spot Painting Competition 2014 - February 16, 2014 held at Kanlungan ng Sining, Rizal Park, Manila
AAP Selected Artists Exhibit held in Adamson University Gallery - November 11 - 30, 2013
Artabang (Art for Yolanda Victims) One night exhibit in Cebu Country Club, Cebu City. - December 5, 2013
AAP 66th Annual Art Competition awarding and exhibition - December 17, 2013
Exhibition @ New Rizal Visitors Center - February 24, 2014
Mabuhay Art Series exhibition "Central Luzon" in Mabuhay Restop, South Drive, Area II, Rizal Park, Manila - March 15, 2014
"Kristo sa Kanlungan" Group Exhibit in AAP Kanlungan Gallery, Rizal Park, Manila - April 5, 2014
Sining Sa Kanlungan Sa Buwan Ng Agosto - AAP Kanlungan ng Sining Gallery, Rizal Park, Manila - August 6, 2014
Art in the Park - Makati City - April 2014
Rokyaw Group Exhibit in Avenue Hotel, Naga City - September 4, 2014