Jigger Cruz Superstar

Erratum: An earlier version of the article included a paragraph on the sale of a painting by Jigger allegedly stolen and sold via auction by Salcedo Auctions. The paragraph reads: "Two years ago, Salcedo Auctions, sold another stolen painting of JC against his advice. It was a painting he initially submitted for a book that …

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Jed Escueta: Valid Until Life

Valid Until Life Gallery 2, Light and Space Contemporary 53 Fairlane St., West Fairview, Quezon City, PH June 29 – 30 July 2013 Valid Until Life gathers the work of Jed Escueta who explores strategies of representation and narration in his photographs. Since starting out as a photographer, Escueta has used the camera to call …

Julius Clar, Not here anymore at Light and Space Contemporary

In bringing collage and assemblage works that recall the twentieth century master, Joseph Cornell, Julius Clar confronts us with two distinct traditions, one rooted in the whimsical visions of Western Modernism and the other in the more politically charged spheres of the Filipino avant-garde aspirations of the 1960s that equally inform his practice. Clar’s world, …

Jason Tecson, Terror Decor at West Gallery

Against the unwieldy physical stature associated with monumental sculptures, Tecson’s creatures appear almost farcically feeble, void of the ostentatious tradition of his artistic precedents and behave more like loaded figurines.  He effectively and a bit roguishly, undermines the canons of sculpture. The superficially solid body is overstated but becomes a flimsy vessel for unworldly appearances. …