Life After Silence by Ginés Serrán-Pagán

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Altro Mondo gallery is pleased to present Life After Silence, an exhibition by Ginés Serrán-Pagán, which will open on December 5, 2013 at 6:00PM at Altro Mondo Greenbelt 5 (3rd Level, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City).

Serrán-Pagán paints, or seemingly paints like nature itself: seamless, textured, and gleaming like the sea or night sky. The canvases follow a certain schema where the ground is effuse with a single tone or color and patterns of hue resonate in reds and oranges above the veneer of the purest cerulean blue. Or black for night scenes. It is always at the center, his bundle of textures, like an island emerging from the mythical Agean, an Atlantis trying to rise above forgetfulness and the torpor of history. Butterflies, horses and roof tiles come forward not as subjects but as vessels for some textural or chromatic musing. In fact his paintings do come off as the activity of a mind in complete abandon in the act of musing, where subtle emotions take place and merge with the senses. In this state the musicality of the mind (caused by the resonance of brain wave patterns and firing of neurons) takes dominance and hence Serrán-Pagán’s canvases appear to “sing” rather than “appear”.

They cannot be decoded easily, not without first considering poetics and not aesthetics as a means to finding the flow of the works’ passage. For the paintings do not seem to be discrete, individual pieces but belonging to a long series of musings, activities done in between his more extroverted actions and interventions. They seem to be originating from a more solemn sanctuary in the artist’s consciousness, where there is a somehow a sparkling lake reminiscent of Debussy’s Clare de Lune.
A portion of the profits will be donated to Typhoon Yolanda victims.

This exhibition will run until January 3, 2013. For inquiries, please contact the gallery at +632 5013270 to 71 or

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