TERRAIN FLUX

Beejay Esber

OIL ON CANVAS

24” X 24” | 2022

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ECHOPLEX

Beejay Esber

OIL ON CANVAS

10” X 14” | 2022

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DESTROY

Bea Gison

INK AND GRAPHITE ON VELLUM

10” X 12” | 2022

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CREATE

Bea Gison

INK AND GRAPHITE ON VELLUM

10” X 12” | 2022

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LIGHT BREATHER 1

Geremy Samala

ACRYLIC AND GRAPHITE ON PAPER

12” X 16” | 2022

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LIGHT BREATHER 2

Geremy Samala

ACRYLIC AND GRAPHITE ON PAPER

12” X 16” | 2022

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UNTITLED

Romeo Lee

OIL ON CANVAS

34” X 44” | 2022

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MAIDEN AUTOMATA

Rai Cruz

ACRYLIC, OIL PAINT ON LAYERS OF CUT WOOD

18” X 24” | 2022

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Less isn’t necessarily better. In fact, in an image’s maximalist gaudy depiction, clashing colors, and dizzying designs, there lies a harmony where “digression, reference, and elaboration of detail occupy a great fraction of excess”. And in all its maximalist glory, there is beauty when done right. Maximalism can refer to anything seen as overtly complex and “showy”, and it provides redundant overkill in features and attachment, grossness in quantity and quality, and the tendency to add and accumulate excess.

While some consider maximalism an under-recognized approach, others regard it as something that brings back history into the vocabulary of design where decoration and ornamentation is very human. “Assaulted” is a group show that attempts to reestablish the aesthetic of excess. Artists Romeo Lee, Geremy Samala, Beejay Esber, Bea Gison, and Rai Cuz embrace decoration, pattern, color with an attitude of pouring on and not editing out but adding in. Their work, while varying in color and expression, hides nothing and displays a process of creation as a self-contemplation outside and beyond the work itself. Paying more attention to creating over the uncertainty of meaning and instability of the work, the power of maximalism as a decorative and cultural statement hopes not to be confused with accumulating stuff for stuff’s sake. It is meant to be more than a visual experience. It is about the capacity and necessity of plurality and tapping into what makes us human. It’s also about being omnivorous, about seeing the world with open eyes. Experience the show at our gallery and on our website at phpstack-813727-2792495.cloudwaysapps.com

In his own articulation, Filipino contemporary artist Beejay Esber captures visual noise in a framework of assorted allegory. By removing himself from the dominating Abstract Expressionism, which focuses on tragic themes of an artist’s soul, Esber finds inspiration in.

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In his own articulation, Filipino contemporary artist Beejay Esber captures visual noise in a framework of assorted allegory. By removing himself from the dominating Abstract Expressionism, which focuses on tragic themes of an artist’s soul, Esber finds inspiration in.

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Bea Gison is an Ilongga artist whose works can be distinguished by intricate details and concepts in acrylic, watercolor, and ink. She’s currently experimenting with different mediums such as ash, terracotta and assemblage in different art styles spanning symbolism, conceptual

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Bea Gison is an Ilongga artist whose works can be distinguished by intricate details and concepts in acrylic, watercolor, and ink. She’s currently experimenting with different mediums such as ash, terracotta and assemblage in different art styles spanning symbolism, conceptual

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Fascinated with time, space, and illusion, Filipino contemporary artist Geremy Samala paints exuberant collision of colors and stylistic images that carve out expansions as forms of expressionism. Samala fulfills beyond the forward-looking promise of nom de graf through

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Fascinated with time, space, and illusion, Filipino contemporary artist Geremy Samala paints exuberant collision of colors and stylistic images that carve out expansions as forms of expressionism. Samala fulfills beyond the forward-looking promise of nom de graf through

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In time for Halloween , let us shift our focus to a Filipino artist who does not get enough credit as the preeminent painter of a unique combination of the macabre and the loony, one with an imagination reared by local scares.

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In time for Halloween , let us shift our focus to a Filipino artist who does not get enough credit as the preeminent painter of a unique combination of the macabre and the loony, one with an imagination reared by local scares.

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Rai Cruz is a visual artist from Las Pinas City. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Bachelor of Arts- Fine Arts, Major in Painting, Manila, Philippines. He is currently working as a part-time instructor, a lecturer at the School of Multimedia and Visual Arts, Mapua Institute..

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Rai Cruz is a visual artist from Las Pinas City. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Bachelor of Arts- Fine Arts, Major in Painting, Manila, Philippines. He is currently working as a part-time instructor, a lecturer at the School of Multimedia and Visual Arts, Mapua Institute..

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