Friday, March 11, 2016

Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea in cooperation with The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is pleased to present Hanging By A Thread, an exhibition of new works by Melanie Gritzka del Villar at the Altro Mondo Picasso, 3rd Floor, The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, Salcedo Village, Makati City.

Artist Melanie Gritzka del Villar — born 1982 of German-Philippine parents — has lived, worked and studied in Germany, Spain, England, Thailand, and the Philippines. The current exhibition Hanging by a Thread reflects the artist’s concern with the current state of living in an increasingly fragmented and fragile world.

She focuses her artwork on communities that are dependent on the ocean for subsistence, through the raw materials that symbolize their connection to their environment. The recent body of work is textural and visceral, taking its visual identity from found objects such as driftwood, newspaper clippings and maps. This highly tactile method of assemblage echoes the way in which we filter and view the world, but ultimately remain detached from reality. Information is disseminated into an overwhelming stream of images that are all-pervasive but nevertheless remain in isolation — floating and adrift. Together, the layers, marks and stitches become a symbol of the artist’s creative journey marked by an ongoing search for harmony out of disparate cultural, geographical and environmental elements.

Hanging By A Thread by Melanie Gritzka del Villar opens on March 23, 2016.

The exhibit will be on view at Altro Mondo Picasso, 3rd Level, The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, 119 LP Leviste St., Makati City until April 14, 2016.

For inquiries, please call (+632) 501-3270 to 71 or email

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