Published October 30, 2019
Wheelchair Effect by Filipino contemporary artist Leslie de Chavez
What do you see?
“Manila-born Filipino artist Leslie de Chavez uses a collection of reinvented symbols along with personal memories to address socio-political issues.”
Leslie de Chavez is a crucial art activist for the Philippines, whose works are both widely sought by patrons and respected by his peers. He has been widely recognized for his incisive and sensible forays into history, cultural imperialism, religion, and contemporary life. Responding to urgent material conditions through his deconstructions of master texts, icons, and the symbols of his times, de Chavez strikes a balance between iconoclasm and an affirmative outlook to the relevance and accountability of art to one's milieu.