Exhibitions

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bato

Unknown Quantity

Artist/Type of Exhibit : Bato

Date : Aug 31, 2017

Time : 6:00PM

An object on a constant state of motion can be forced to change direction by different unknown quantities. In the depths of one’s thoughts a cloudy haze covers the blank space of his mind. Navigating through the darkness he seeks answers to his questions. As one delves deeper and deeper into the recesses of his mind he comes back to his senses and wakes up, engulfed in a sea of people. Pushing and pulling, he finds himself in the middle of a hallway, sandwiched between skins; a stark contrast from the solitary confines of his studio. The lines of thought and reality blurs as the two converge into one. His studio melds with the collected images in his mind. The different environs he came across as he was looking for inspiration opens a door in his once blank mind. As the pieces fit together like a puzzle, visions that were not there before becomes more striking and vivid. It becomes real.

Bato’s Unknown Quantity is a portrayal of the artist’s process and how variables such as society, environment, experiences and memories synchronously form into a translation of what is playing inside the artist’s sea of thoughts.

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miggy

How To Paint When You’re Happy

Artist/Type of Exhibit : Miguel Paulo Borja

Date : Aug 31, 2017

Time : 6:00PM

Art is a revelation of things unseen. Countless of brush strokes have marked canvases with an impassioned motion of catharsis. But as with anything needing release, more often than not, it isn’t calm waters that opens the lid. But as with anything needing release, more often than not, it isn’t happiness that needs venting out. Misery is the seed of artistry. For centuries artists have recognized and reveled in the dark side of creativity, letting despair navigate their way through their artistic pursuits. Though like any other human emotion, melancholy is a slave to impermanence. What happens then to creativity when sadness runs out? Does it exist beyond the boundaries of a shadow? Despair in some way is an artist’s bliss. It is comfort and it is purpose. Strip that away and they are left questioning. Happiness then is uncertain. Happiness is dread.

Miguel Borja’s How to Paint When You’re Happy is a documentation of an artist’s journey as he paves his way through the tempestuous terrains of the spirit. It revolves around complexities of creation and the emotional demands it requires. It is a witness to the ebb and flow of creative expression, a testament to the glories and pitfalls of the creative process, the irony artistry is rooted on, and ultimately the impermanence of the motions of life.

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curro

Too Old For MTV, Too Young To Die

Artist/Type of Exhibit : Curro Gonzalez

Date : Aug 31, 2017

Time : 6:00PM

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