Has all this ever led you to question your very existence and then realize that questioning one’s existence has been done before and wallowing in self-doubt is corny, trite, boring, tedious, lame, too cool and utterly useless because you still don’t have that thing you were looking for in the first place, that umm…idea? Not me. Nope. Nu-uh.
Titled after a passage in Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick, Isabel Santos’ The Warmly Cool, Clear, Ringing, Perfumed, Overflowing, Redundant Days is the result of her attempts at documenting the mundanity of the everyday.
An artist’s intervention to his surroundings conjures a cathartic image of a philosopher making sense of the world and allows his ideas breathe it’s own epiphanies. Lubin Nepomuceno’s ever-meticulous art making process of combining paint and found objects re-affirms that ‘painting’ cannot die, that it persists to evolve whether from the peripheries or innermost aspects of contemporary art. Nepomuceno’s Painting Painting investigates the potency of painting as an active medium, as a subject transcending itself and as an object with reflexive value to its viewer. His works serves as an overture to our own investigation of ‘painting’ as a concept, object and subject.
By deciphering both the linguistic and artistic codes of “Systems of Control”, it becomes clear that Bueza’s works not only present the breaking of images, disturbance of textual arrangements and transgressions of capitalist symbols. His works are not merely juvenile and stagnant translational critiques of old forms. Instead, they are transformative, even progressive. Bueza’s works are hopeful not of the romantic, starry-eyed and quixotic affinity, but of the honest and truthful kind. He reveals the scraps of the current system and the deceitfulness of existing structures, but he is also active in ingeniously creating a new possibility, a new order of things.
Oil on Canvas
18" x 18"
Catalog No. 10278