Paolo Torres’ works embodies the process of construction, deconstruction and reconstruction portrayed through layered surfaces that produce textured images. Each layer is blanketed with tinges of white surfaces in between his heavily colored characters that created a surface tarnished by a veil of smoke. The familiar expression on his characters sort of converse with the viewers, an invitation to ask themselves “Do we feel the same way?”
Kevin Balboa’s “Automatic” artworks unpredictability through fate. Devoid of ostentatious elements, his works manifests his relatively genuine adventures in his process. He overlay his rendered forms with abstractions that lead to the emergence of an authentic visual output
Enclaved Configurations showcase works by artists Paolo Torres and Kevin Balboa. Regardless of each artist’s visual signature, the integration of their works depicted amicability through their approach of layering, textures and reconstruction. On a closer look, each element on the works are somewhat enclaves with their own structures composed with each of the artist’s configurations.
We all look forward to waking up to some semblance of normalcy again. But the days just go on without end, like pages blurring as we progress. Gabi Nazareno’s work alludes to the state the country is in, one year after it announced lockdown, and begs us to ask the question: Will we ever see the end of all this?
Perhaps the purpose of art is to reflect the times, and all the mundane things enveloped within. Perhaps it encourages us to be a bit more understanding of the things that make us human. As we go through days of endless scrolling, this exhibition gives us a safe space to become honest with ourselves, and in our own ways, try to concretize these emotions that otherwise prove too overwhelming. And when we understand the struggles of others, we understand more about ourselves too. After all, how can we move forward if we don’t take from the past? Lastly, the exhibition hopes to leave you a question to ponder on.
What really is the hooman experience? – Regina Reyes
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