December 15, 2011

Arkiv Vilmansa "Relics" Exhibition at Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery

Arkiv Vilmansa

Friday, December 16th, 2011 - 8pm

RELICS, his second Philippine one-man show will open on December 16, 2011 at Vinyl on Vinyl gallery. With his consequent shows in Los Angeles, Indonesia and Singapore, there's no stopping Vilmansa from filling the world with the fluidity of his colorful iconic characters.


"This exhibition marks the artist exploring the felt abstraction of memory, trying to capture the spirit of the Philippines as he remembers it, rather than representing it figuratively. These works communicate the retained fragments of times past, that are now returning - as relics to the present. Memory is inaccurate and prejudiced, but they bestow depth to experiences and make them unique. These paintings do not directly show us coastal lines, palm trees and the turquoise sea of the tropics, but the experience of these phenomena as they are preserved in the artist’s memory. His unique, curvaceous lines and luscious colours dance elegantly on these canvases as if to a graceful rhythm. A rhythm we cannot hear, but feel. Memory is a wild terrain, where one could so easily lose their way.

This exhibition marks Vilmansa's way of taming the wilderness, to make sense of his memories, in order to share that experience with others."

-Mitha Budhyarto

The Collective, 7274 Malugay Street,
1203 Makati, Philippines
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