, Mark Andy Garcia
, Paolo Icasas
, Bea Gison
, Geremy Samala
, Rai Cruz
, Romeo Lee
, Beejay Esber
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. Overtime
“Over Time” is a group show that emphasizes the power and fragility of transformation and distortion of the self, nature, objects, symbols, emotions, and even meaning of words. As we examine the works by Bembol dela Cruz, Carlo Angelo Saavedra, Is Jumalon, Don Djerassi Dalmacio, and Denver Garza, we observe how they worked with the idea of transformation in the purest, candid, and even fabricated progression. Enjoy “Over Time” only at Vintana.ph
Danger Curves Ahead
In this exhibition, we embrace definitions of drawing beyond the traditional. Drawings are more than, as tradition would have it, works on paper and preparatory images or displays of craft, skill, and dexterity. And as much as drawing often becomes limited to these ideas, it becomes a potent artform when considered within the realm of contemporary art. This show “Danger: Curves Ahead” celebrates its sustained power.
For many of the artists in this exhibit, drawing is the foundation of their practice. And with that, many of them have a self-conscious engagement with drawing’s fundamental element, the line. The line is the lens by which immediate surroundings are understood and a concept to explore and play with.
This show recognizes the diverse processes by which artists conceive of drawings. Rather than a device for illusionism and symbolism, the lines of a drawing can be indexical, the direct outcome of a process. A drawing can be a process of accumulating layers, an engagement with existing images. For others, drawing starts as a response to non-traditional materials or recent technology. It can be as convenient as selecting and combining images from one’s own mental library.
The works of this show display drawing’s duality as a tool of the rational mind (of harmony, balance, and composition) and a product of instinct and the subconscious. It also reveals that drawing is a rich space for storytelling and with that, the exploration of self -- a surface of visual metaphors that artists return to again and again and where memories, beliefs, struggles, dreams, emotions, and other unknown forces are inscribed.
But for all the many different methods and aims of drawing in this show, it is an inherently intimate space to experiment, to learn and unlearn. It is where artists dwell on what they love and meditate on what it means to make an image. And just as It is one where an artist is often close to the medium, it often demands intimate attention from the viewer.
In this exhibition, the idea of drawing brings together Filipino artists of widely diverging practices. They include Miguel Aquilizan, Vic Balanon, Zeus Bascon, Rene Bituin, Lourd De Veyra, Kirk Dijamco, Lui Gonzales, Gerry Tan, Cos Zicarelli, Is Jumalon, Mark Andy Garcia, John Marin, David Ryan Viray, Cris Villanueva Jr, Epjey Pacheco, Jan Sunday, Gene Paul Martin, Masi Oliveria, Miko Sandejas, Ernest Concepcion, Paolo Icasas, Iggy Rodriguez, Aiya Balingit, Dave Lock, and Angela Gaddi.
The Little Big Art Show
Welcome to Vintana’s Little Big Art Show. With astonishing creations from the minds and hands of a select group of seventeen artists, this show will take you deep into the heart of obsession, history, solitude, freedom, rebellion, love, and loss amid a precarious era. It’s a small show with big talent, but more than that, The Little Big Art Show revitalizes tropes from different generational practices to present their visually compelling and strange narratives in a new light.
This online group exhibition includes works from Pardo de Leon, Jonathan Ching, Julie Lluch, Kiko Escora, Ernest Concepcion, Iggy Rodriguez, Lena Cobangbang, Paolo Icasas, Ehrran Montoya, Tin Garcia, Jucar Raquepo, Krista Nogueras, Denver Garza, Arvin Flores, Isha Naguiat, Tom Bucag, and Mai Saporsantos. While staying true to their oeuvre, each work embraces the cult of genius whether they’re extracting from formalist structures or breaking away from conventional themes.