Chloe Dellosa, Camille Quintos, Karla Aggarao, Sarah Zemirah “Ayka” Go, Gianneluisa Gonzales, Romeo Carlos Ramos, Ren Lopez III, Genavee Lazaro, Neil John Callado, Ian Fabro, Jason Pasion,
Arsenise S. Fuentes
14 NOV 2013: 17 JAN 2014
Opening reception with the artists: 14 November 2013, 6-9 PM at Altro Mondo at The Picasso
The night sky paints a picture of a seemingly calm, unchanging Universe. For centuries, people have gazed at the stars, imagining the existence of galaxies beyond the scope of the human eye. Scientists have been in awe of the Universe’s creation, developing various theories to explain its origins. One example is the Big Bang Theory, which wasn’t the explosion of matter from a single point, but rather the expansion of space itself, an infinite cosmos that cannot be quantified.
The twelve young artists in this group exhibition entitled “Pitik” refer to that moment of expansion in their respective practices as divine manifestation, when creative energy from a multitude of sources surges to the forefront of their consciousness. Looking inward to the self, they not only explore the poetic gestures of the human body, but also the mind’s infinite canvas.
The process of creation, therefore, becomes the subject. Expressed in a variety of mediums ranging from fabric and oil on canvas, sculpture, pen and ink on paper, thread on canvas, and ink and acrylic on wood, the artists tackle the figurative and abstract self through the lens of introspection and emergence.
Through an amalgamation of forms, imagery, and self-reflexive practice, the artists seek to portray the expansion of their interior universe, compelling viewers to re-examine the relationships between the self, the body, and the divine. United more by sensibility rather than style, the artists are adept at blurring the fine lines between symbolism and certainty, truth and fiction.
The twelve featured artists are currently students at the School of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
PITIK will be on view at Altro Mondo at The Picasso (The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, 119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City) until January 17, 2014. For inquiries, please call (+632) 501 3270 to 71 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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