Recently, the artworks that were made by the actor and Ormoc City Mayor Richar Gomez went viral after displaying it in ManilArt 2019, an art fair that can be located in SMX Convention Center in Taguig City and was opened on October 9 until October 13, Sunday.
And one of his paintings, “OOOOHH” went viral on social media.
A certain netizen named Jayvee Araneta was the one who uploaded the photo of the Mayor where he can be seen that he is standing beside his work which unexpectedly made rounds on the internet.
He wrote in his Facebook post that reads,
“Hello mga artist kong friends, kuha lang kayo malamig na beer jan sa ref, sisig pulutan tapos upo kayo sa tabi ko pag-usapan natin gawa ni Richard Gomez sa Manila art 2019.”
“OOOOHH” painting was featured a yellow male s3x organ that has a black background and it cost around Php196,000, based on the report of PEP.ph.
Mayor Gomez, on the other hand, cleared what is the meaning of the painting that he made during a text interview with GMA News Online,
“self-explanatory. Given a deeper thought, it shows lust, self pleasure and power.”
Mayor Gomez stated that since ’90s, he already has already loved to paint. He said to GMA News Online,
“but I never kept all of them,”
When he started his acting career, he began collecting arts. Mayor Gomez said,
“I’ve been collecting works from painters since the ’80s when I started working and earning money. Most of what I’ve bought are still with me up to now.”
However, this isn’t the first time that the Ormoc City Mayor showcased his artwork in the public. Mayor Gomez already displayed his work at the Pinto Museum for a group show called “When Evening Comes” along with his co-artists Erwin Leaño and Ferdie Montemayor in 2018.
In the same venue in December 2017, he showed his first solo exhibit which called “Surface.”
The viral post already had around 37,000 reactions and 29,000 shares/