• Yeo Kaa, KIDS ARE THE FUTURE, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 35.8 x 35.4 in / 91 x 90 cm
  • Ayka Go, Collage Study No. III, 2022, oil on canvas, 183 x 122 cm/ 6 x 4 ft
  • Nilo Ilarde, Faux Stasis 9-12, 2022, Oil and acrylic on wood, 14 x 11 3/8 in / 35.5 x 29 cm each
  • Juan Alcazaren, Non-slip Collage 4, 2022, Plastic, paper and board, 7 x 5 in / 17.7 x 12.7 cm
  • Rhaz Oriente, Color Palette studies (BROYGBIVW).1, 2022, UV ink print on acrylic glass, 18 x 18 in / 45.7 x 45.7 cm each (9 panels)
  • Alvin Villaruel, every membrane is a universe, 2022, Oil on canvas, 75 x 72 in / 190.5 x 182.8 cm

Art Fair Philippines 2022

Manila, Philippines
Online: artfairphilippines.com
Physical: Kondwi, 6109 Albert St. Makati City, 1209 Manila (11am-6pm)

23 Mar - 1 Apr 2022

A Surface Catching Light
23 Mar – 1 Apr 2022

6109 Albert St. Makati City, 1209 Manila

Yavuz Gallery is proud to present works by Filipino contemporary artists: Juan AlcazarenNeil Dela CruzAyka GoYeo Kaa, Nilo IlardeRhaz Oriente, and Alvin Villaruel at the 2022 edition of Art Fair Philippines. A Surface Catching Light examines and challenges the concept of colour and materiality as building blocks in each artist’s process and practice. It highlights their integral role in providing structure to an artwork and their function in relaying the artist’s vision to their viewers.

In it, we see how vivid colours are transformed from pigments to an image with Villaruel’s illusory transition of alternating line colour painting, or in Yeo Kaa’s world of bright and pastel imaginations. The interaction between materiality and images is exemplified in the works of Oriente, Go and Alcazaren; Oriente employs plastic to cover and wrap her painting adding a layer of dimension to it; Go blurs the line between her teared and crumpled paper references and her actual painting; and Alcazaren’s practice exhibits his mastery of combining any medium into multiple stunning variations. Lastly, we have dela Cruz who pushes paint not as mere pigment but an intrinsic element in creating his layers of abstraction, while Ilarde commands paint to create forms and define their object-hood in each of his works.