2019, everything is all going smoothly, nothing out of the ordinary. Until a week after his visit to Manila he was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Wyndelle Remonde detached himself to the sad truth he was put into, still in denial, just like a nightmare that he cannot wake up to. He was trying to avoid questions about it from both colleagues as well as people who were close to him. He then decided to face his reality and tell his story through an art exhibition that supposed to be launched in 2019 but was postponed indefinitely. However, what he experienced a couple of years ago as well as to what he is still enduring at present became the fuel that drives him to push this exhibition.
“Kung wala ‘tong art ko, baka matagal na akong nag -give up. Para sa akin, higit na nagpapatibay sa’kin ay hindi ‘tong mga gamot, kung hindi ang art.”.
“Rx” showcases works by Wyndelle Remonde which captures what he faced during the recent years where he continues to battle CKD which until today, he in denial of. Sort of a personal diary, Remonde collated medical results and documented his condition and translated it into visual form. The exhibition, through his lens, tells the story of his personal struggles and challenges, and how art gave him one reason for breathing.