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Naïveté

Aug 17 - 31, 2019

The Metro Gallery

Ortega St., San Juan, Ph

Naivete

Naivete

Pyrograpyh and ink on pine parquet 36" diameter 2019

Los Indios Filipinos (Tarot deck)

Los Indios Filipinos (Tarot deck)

Pyrography and ink on paulownia wood 8" x 10" 2019

Los Indios Filipinos (Tarot deck)

Los Indios Filipinos (Tarot deck)

Pyrography and ink on paulownia wood 8" x 10" 2019

The Fool

The Fool

Pyrography and ink on wood 9" x 13" 2019

Los Indios Filipinos (Tarot deck)

Los Indios Filipinos (Tarot deck)

Pyrography and ink on paulownia wood 8" x 10" 2019

Banal, Bakod, Biyaya

Banal, Bakod, Biyaya

Pyrography and ink ono pine parquet 32" diameter 2019

Talakag

Talakag

Pyrography and ink ono pine parquet 24" diameter 2019

Ang Alamat ng 420

Ang Alamat ng 420

Pyrography and ink ono pine parquet 30" diameter 2019

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Installation shot

Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain

Pyrography and ink ono pine parquet 28" diameter 2019

Gloria

Gloria

Pyrography and ink ono pine parquet 36" diameter 2019

Dalita

Dalita

Pyrography and ink on pine wood 3ft x 4ft 2019

Dalita

Dalita

Pyrography and ink on pine wood 3ft x 4ft 2019

Dalita

Dalita

Pyrography and ink on pine wood 3ft x 4ft 2019

Dalita

Dalita

Pyrography and ink on pine wood 3ft x 4ft 2019

Dalita

Dalita

Pyrography and ink on pine wood 3ft x 4ft 2019

Dalita

Dalita

Pyrography and ink on pine wood 3ft x 4ft 2019

Naïveté

Naïveté

Aug 17 - 31, 2019 The Metro Gallery Ortega St., San Juan

Purveyors of the Preferred View

Purveyors of the Preferred View

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unEARTH: Baguio x Manila Group Show

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Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival 2015

Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival 2015

March 2015 Mt. Malasimbo Installation Garden Mindoro Oriental

Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival 2015

Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival 2015

Collaboration Art by JOINT FORCES March 2015 Mt. Malasimbo Installation Garden Mindoro Oriental

Refrain

Refrain

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De Anima: 2nd Solo Exhibit

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Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival 2014

Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival 2014

Mt. Malasimbo Installation Garden, Oriental Mindoro

Don't Forget To Breathe: 1st Solo

Don't Forget To Breathe: 1st Solo

Jan 23 - Mar 3, 2014 Altromondo Contemporaneo, Picasso Residences, P.Leviste St., Makati City, Ph

Naiveté shows selected scenes from a resurgent age of innocence. It covers selected personal pondering from a very specific vignette of the artist’s life starting from point A—the artist graduating from college with her new undergraduate degree in tow, and point B—her dropping out of a doctorate pursuit a few years later. What ensued was an immersive personal journey away from the artist’s general comfort zone (admittedly that typical of a privileged Manilenya’s), and into the belly of both traditionally conservative and atypical socio-political environments, explored in an attempt to better understand the inner workings of Philippine society, and to first-handedly discover the ever-expanding complexity (both innate and imposed) of the Filipino identity. Moreover, the show is a coming-to-terms with the clashing of the persistent academic scrutiny over spontaneous creative experience, in an effort to illuminate a more critical and holistic view of the world. This show is a narration of this continuing personal journey. 
  

The exhibit is composed of a series of pyrography works—wood-burnt pieces—on pine parquet tinted with ink, dye, and stain. Circular shapes are dominant in this collection, intentionally representing an encasing of sorts—perhaps the entrapment within that perennial bubble.

 

The primary piece (titled Naïveté) shows a female figure in the fetal stage of human development. Bits and pieces of her head float about, a hand tightly grips a significant document, the nervous system seems to be centerpiece, and an umbilical cord connects to the outside world. 

Edited by Nikki Ignacio