No Assembly Required
By Bayani Galera, Buen Abrigo, Fitz Herrera, Hersley Casero, Jay Ragma, Michael Fua, Rick Hernandez, Ritche YeeDownload Catalogue
Abstract art always has that enigmatic pull. It reels you in, plays tricks with your eyes, and
messes with your head. There is no definite meaning—everything is open for
interpretation. You either feel drawn to a piece or disturbed by it for reasons that are at the tip of your tongue but can’t quite articulate.
In Space Encounters Gallery’s first group show of the year titled No Assembly Required, this subjective beauty of abstraction is explored in different degrees and styles by eight young Filipino artists.
Illusion is deftly employed in Fitz Herrera’s bold and colorful oil paintings, Rick
Hernandez’s playful imagery, and Jay Ragma’s meticulous geometric lines. Commentaries on socio-political issues are explored in Buen Abrigo’s and Hersley Casero’s works in mixed media. Meanwhile, the mundane takes center stage in the creations of Bayani Galera, Ritche Yee, and Hersley Casero. Interjecting this visual feast are the provocative and manga-inspired works of architect Michael Cu Fua.
While this group exhibit is a showcase of varied talents, No Assembly Required also aims to “highlight how art interacts with furniture and interior design.” Classic mid-century
modern pieces share the spotlight (as is the usual in this gallery), giving more depth to the artworks while demonstrating how art and furniture go hand in hand in creating a seamless space.
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The Spaces Between UsBurn Aquino, Space Cadets View Collection
Fear Of FlyingPaco Pili View Collection
Look At You NowBayani Galera, Jessie Mondares Arno Salvador View Collection
The Warhol ShowBlic, Farley Del Rosario, Mr. S View Collection
SleepwalkersMarlon Magbanua, Josep Pascual, Jayson Muring, Michael Pastorizo View Collection
Night & DaySherwin C. Tan View Collection
Brut SaladKris Abrigo View Collection
PlateraSoleil Ignacio View Collection
Slumber PartyNonie Meimban View Collection
Stillness is the NoiseMiguel Nacianceno, Sonny Thakur, Toto Labrador, Cru Camara, Carmen Del Prado, Floyd Jhocson, Jilson Tiu, Eloisa Lopez View Collection