Friday, October 09, 2015

Concept and Rationalé

On the occasion of the 1912 Salon de la Section d’Or in Paris, the poet Guillaume Apollinaire set about describing the growing abstraction movement in visual art as “ ... the art of painting new structures out of elements that have not been borrowed from the visual sphere, but had been created entirely by the artist.” Thus, he argued, abstraction is a purer form of art. Indeed, abstraction is often viewed as the hallmark of Modernism — freeing the artist from the confines of reality and empowering him or her to visually convey complex ideas, emotions, or feelings.

This exhibit represents an important survey of works by the most important abstractionists in the country today. From geometry figurations to the usage of color, texture, and form, the quality of the works is at an exceedingly high level and shows the caliber of talent and intellectual nous of the representative artists.


Edwin Wilwayco
Raul Isidro
Ross Capili
Joe Datuin (Scuplture)
Camille Ver
Abdulmari Imao
Dominic Rubio

Galerie Raphael explores this theme for their contribution to this year’s edition of the Manila International Art Fair, or ManilART 2015. From October 9 to 11, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center Taguig at SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, Divergence from the Figurative: Modern and Contemporary Abstractionism brings is a survery of today’s promising artists in the industry.

The exhibition will be on display in Booth C1 at ManilART, at SM Aura’s SMX Convention Center, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

For more information, please call (632) 856 3034, or email info@galerieraphael.com.ph.

Galerie Raphael is located at 2/F The Shops, Serendra Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

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