Artwork as a medium of expression reveals themes such as politics, culture, practices, beliefs, environment and many more. The value of artwork may lie on the appreciation given by the viewers. Thus, this study justified whether the youth of today possessed the ability to recognize and understand the messages conveyed through an artwork. Six paintings of two artists from Davao City, Philippines were explored and unveiled. The paintings were shown to 20 purposively chosen students from the University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City. After the viewing, two separate Focus Group Discussions (FGD) were conducted. The two artists were also interviewed as to the themes and messages they have embodied through their paintings. The common theme conveyed by Engr. Mendros is anchored on Biblical verses. It is understood that his viewers were able to interpret the messages– “The Creation” and Jesus Walking on Top of the Water” because the study participants were composed of Philosophy students who were ex-seminarians. They were able to relate to most of the symbols reflected in the paintings. Mr. Espinosa had revealed Filipino culture and some political issues and many of his viewers were able to express the messages as they were able to relate with them as well.