KIM SANTIAGO & JARED YOKTE AT ALTRO MONDO ARTE CONTEMPORANEA

Friday, September 19, 2014

Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea in cooperation with the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is proud to present a dual vernissage for artists Kim Santiago and Jared Yokte. This September 25, 2014, both artists present a unique approach on art and painting through their varying styles and manipulation of medium.

KIM SANTIAGO: QUESTIONS

There are some religious undertones that can be derived from processing Santago’s paintings. His chosen metaphor is the veil, covering naked figures that in some paintings appear to be in the process of removing it or in some appear to be inviting its removal. This arguably stands for temptation, and the sensuality of the figures themselves suggest “nakedness” (vulnerable/unprotected) as opposed to simply being “nude” (unclothed). In this light, it is highly reminiscent of the fall of man in the Book of Genesis. Adding to that reference is how the greatest bestseller of them all reminds us that knowledge of good and evil is after all, a responsibility more than just a mere privilege.



JARED YOKTE: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

Jared Yokte’s paintings are a compounding contribution to this discourse. The artist’s consistent stylized rendering of figures is an assurance that there are characters in his story, whose common plot is yet to be revealed. Taken from fragments of personal histories and social realities, the stories do not attempt to reconcile with each other. They even reinforce their power through the mystery inherent in the artist’s aesthetic. Take for instance the way his characters’ eyes are painted; it is a powerful visual cue that makes the work. Human eyes are built in such a way that they instinctively zero-in on others’ eyes, so what better way to shroud in mystery than to avert that which serve as “windows to the soul?” Going by this logic, it would also be worth noting how his figures lack mouths, because as some animators would know, any emotion can be depicted with just a mouth and a pair of eyes.



Kim Santiago’s Questions and Jared Yokte’s Down the Rabbit Hole will be on view at Altro Mondo gallery at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences (4th Level, Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, 4/F 119 LP Leviste St, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Philippines 1227) until November 28, 2014.

For inquiries, please call (+632) 501 3270 to 71 or email info@altromondo.ph or visit www.altromondo.ph.

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