Featuring: Mike Adrao, Plet Bolipata, Elmer Borlongan, Antipas Delotavo, Alfredo Esquillo Jr., Mark Justiniani, Joy Mallari, Ferdie Montemayor, Maya Muñoz, Jose Santos III
Scale has played an important part in Art History representing celestial and religious grandeur, classical love stories as well as the warnings/ memorials of socio-political conflict and violence. This sense of the monumental in Art whether large scale mural or ceiling painting, colossal canvases or public sculpture reflects the marvelous, awe inspiring and powerful qualities of creativity to represent the human experience and provoke emotion and pathos.
Manila Contemporary in collaboration with Tin-aw Art Management presents Monumental, an exhibition that showcases the work of contemporary artists specially commissioned to make use of the expansive gallery space to create contemporary works of epic proportions. Giving a platform to the skill involved in the handling of large surfaces and complex compositional form Mike Adrao, Plet Bolipata, Elmer Borlongan, Antipas Delotavo, Alfredo Esquillo Jr., Mark Justiniani, Joy Mallari, Ferdie Montemayor, Maya Muñoz, Jose Santos III present spectacular new works in the gallery.
Amplifying their current concerns as artists and individuals grand themes unfold across the gallery absorbing personal obsessions, social critique and aesthetique threads of inquiry. These visual stories showcase diverse approaches that incorporate the poetic, comic, tragic and spiritual aspects of Filipino culture to inspire and provoke viewers regarding their social responsibilities as well as triggering a visual delight in the monumental.
Documentation of artworks in progress in the artists’ studio by MM Yu will be exhibited concurrently in the Upstairs Gallery of Manila Contemporary.
Cocktails will be served.
Manila Contemporary, Whitespace, 2314 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, Philippines