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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. galerieste­

 ??  ?? Spanish abstract artist Cristina Gamón
Spanish abstract artist Cristina Gamón
 ??  ?? “Tropical Snow II”
“Tropical Snow II”
 ??  ?? “Deep Blue Lava” by Gamón
“Deep Blue Lava” by Gamón

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