“Through the Looking Glass” is a solo exhibition by Filipino visual artist Katrina Cuenca. It can be seen until June 13 on ArtistSpace.
Organized by the Pinto Art Museum, the exhibition highlights the artist’s commitment not to describe the world, but to create an alternative magical realm.
“He achieves this in his works through combinations of colors that deceive the eye, the resplendent forms that give access to stillness and contemplation and the simplicity of his pictorial gestures that discover the deepest corners of the imagination. It further expands its commitment to this place of transport of the exhibition “, according to the notes of Carlomar Arcangel Daoana.
“While referring to Lewis Carroll’s literary masterpiece, ‘Through the Looking Glass’ offers a more subtle introduction to phantasmagoria in which the viewer, like Alice, can play and take it all: biomorphic forms sculptures that seem to waver and undulate, paintings that respond to light in a multitude of ways, flashes of projection swimming on the walls of the gallery, and a scent of air that evokes the memory of a garden full of flowers while “Sounds like soft background music. Touching all the senses of the spectator, Cuenca imagines a portal that is both a respite and an escape through which anyone can enter.”
Cuenca (born 1984) is a self-taught artist who has been painting since the 1990s. Experimenting with figures, patterns and textures, he continually rediscovers and evolves his artistic practice from life experiences. The result is a fusion of figuration and abstraction in its most spontaneous and celebratory form.
ArtistSpace is located in 2 / F, Glass Wing, Ayala Museum, Highway Drive corner East Drive, Makati.