The Philippine Star
spanish artist Cristina Gamón culminates philippine residency with‘ acquatopia’
For Madrid-based artist Cristina Gamón’s upcoming solo show titled “Acquatopia,” she dutifully devotes time and thought in organizing the microcosm of each artwork as part of an indispensable cast of works, urging the viewer to look at “Acquatopia” as one whole ecology.
A painting by Gamón involves colors spread and splattered unto several layers of acrylic surfaces, intuitively punctuated by cut spaces, giving us glimpses of the more solid (yet still veiled) foundations of the composition. The artist proactively generates a prescribed walk-through of the works by being definite with their places on the walls, among other layers of materials: delegated wall palettes; enlarged photographs of places she has personally visited, such as the Arctic and the Palawan outdoors. She has converted these into textures printed on vinyl as complementary background to some framed works as well as video installations of sea and ice.
“Acquatopia” runs from April 4 to 18 at Galerie Stephanie, with the opening reception scheduled on April 4, 6 p.m. Galerie Stephanie is at Unit 4021, 4F East Wing Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. For information, call or SMS +63917-5774770 or email inquiry. email@example.com.