PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

Latitudes. Encounters with the Philippines - Part II

Jamie Pacena, Jigger Cruz, Arturo Sanchez, Janet Balbarona

15 February - 10 April 2012

Latitudes. Encounters with the Philippines - Part II
Following the exhibition “Latitudes. Encounters with the Philippines” (2010), Primo Marella Gallery continues to explore contemporary art of this territory via a showing of four talented emerging artists that well represent the latest developments of the contemporary Philipino art.
An exhibition with twenty works that, through different tecniques and materials, maintains a common thread: the identity.
Individual or collective identities are displayed inside the bidimensional artworks presented by the artists for this exhibition. The artists explore from different point of views the most controversial issues of the contemporary reality.
 
Arturo Sanchez (1980, Caloocan City) attraverso le sue opere che inglobano al loro interno collage, tela dipinta e specchi, invita l’osservatore ad entrare a far parte dell’opera stessa azionando in tal modo un meccanismo di scambio per il quale l’osservatore osserva ed è osservado dall’opera d’arte stessa instautando in tal modo un dialogo intimo con il manufatto artistico.
Jaime II Pacena (1980, Quezon City)  riflette invece su quella che è la memoria collettiva e sugli ultimi trent’anni di storia Giapponese riprendendo e rielaborando immagini di luoghi desolarti innescando nello spettatore sentimenti contrastanti.
Jigger Cruz (1984, Manila)  lavora prevalentemente con una tecnica estremamente materica poiché la sua volontà è quella di rappresentare le concezioni e le forme che si legano alla gestualità grazie alla combinazione di processi primitivi di giustapposizione ed approcci più ragionati.
Il lavoro di Janet Balbarona (1982, Manila) si caratterizza soprattutto per il carattere autobiografico delle sue opere. Janet utilizza infatti la superficie pittorica come mezzo per esprimere le sue emozioni e vicissitudini personali. Una sorta di confessione dipinta attraverso un simbolismo molto personale e che segue una logica impossibile.
Thoughts of Dying Rainbow in the Landscape of Contradictions

Jigger Cruz

Thoughts of Dying Rainbow in the Landscape of Contradictions
2011
Oil on canvas
Cm 140 x 110

Thoughts of Dying Rainbow in the Landscape of Contradictions
2011 - Oil on canvas - Cm 140 x 110

From Coast to Coast

Jigger Cruz

From Coast to Coast
2011
Oil on canvas
Cm 170 x 140

From Coast to Coast
2011 - Oil on canvas - Cm 170 x 140

Plans of Declination

Jigger Cruz

Plans of Declination
2011
Oil on canvas
Cm 170 x 140

Plans of Declination
2011 - Oil on canvas - Cm 170 x 140

Come Like Spoiled Bells In Sudden Wind And High

Jigger Cruz

Come Like Spoiled Bells In Sudden Wind And High
2011
Oil on canvas
Cm 203 x 265

Come Like Spoiled Bells In Sudden Wind And High
2011 - Oil on canvas - Cm 203 x 265

Invitation to Curiosity

Arturo Sanchez

Invitation to Curiosity
2011
Oil and collage on sand blasted mirror
Cm 122 x 122

Invitation to Curiosity
2011 - Oil and collage on sand blasted mirror - Cm 122 x 122

Twisted Logic

Arturo Sanchez

Twisted Logic
2011
Oil on canvas
Cm 203 x 265

Twisted Logic
2011 - Oil on canvas - Cm 203 x 265

Resemblance (James)

Arturo Sanchez

Resemblance (James)
2011
Acrylic and collage on sand blasted mirror
Cm 106 x 91

Resemblance (James)
2011 - Acrylic and collage on sand blasted mirror - Cm 106 x 91

Unsounded Curse

Janet Balbarona

Unsounded Curse
2011
Oil on canvas
Cm 152 x 122

Unsounded Curse
2011 - Oil on canvas - Cm 152 x 122

Wandering Thoughts

Janet Balbarona

Wandering Thoughts
2011
Oil on canvas
D. cm 122

Wandering Thoughts
2011 - Oil on canvas - D. cm 122

Confusion in the Herd

Janet Balbarona

Confusion in the Herd
2011
Oil on canvas
D. cm 122

Confusion in the Herd
2011 - Oil on canvas - D. cm 122

Fragments of Bliss Market 1

Jamie Pacena

Fragments of Bliss Market 1
2012
Acrylic paint, pastel and digital archival ink on canvas
Cm 33 x 37

Fragments of Bliss Market 1
2012 - Acrylic paint, pastel and digital archival ink on canvas - Cm 33 x 37

Fragments of Bliss Market 2

Jamie Pacena

Fragments of Bliss Market 2
2012
Acrylic paint, pastel and digital archival ink on canvas
Cm 33 x 37

Fragments of Bliss Market 2
2012 - Acrylic paint, pastel and digital archival ink on canvas - Cm 33 x 37

Fragments of Bliss Market 3

Jamie Pacena

Fragments of Bliss Market 3
2012
Acrylic paint, pastel and digital archival ink on canvas
Cm 33 x 37

Fragments of Bliss Market 3
2012 - Acrylic paint, pastel and digital archival ink on canvas - Cm 33 x 37

The Bliss Market 1

Jamie Pacena

The Bliss Market 1
2012
Acrylic paint, pastel and digital archival ink on canvas
Cm 152 x 183

The Bliss Market 1
2012 - Acrylic paint, pastel and digital archival ink on canvas - Cm 152 x 183

The Bliss Market 2

Jamie Pacena

The Bliss Market 2
2012
Acrylic paint, pastel and digital archival ink on canvas
Cm 152 x 183

The Bliss Market 2
2012 - Acrylic paint, pastel and digital archival ink on canvas - Cm 152 x 183