Lost: The Missing Paintings Exhibit at The Shang
Be mesmerized and transported into a world of mystery and artistic brilliance as ArtPh proudly presents "Lost: The Missing Paintings Exhibit" - a thought-provoking journey through the lenses of four exceptionally talented Filipino artists: Neill Christian Simon Onza, Sonny Tolentino, Jarren Dahan and Nestor Abayon, Jr.
Held in partnership with Shangri-La Plaza and Styled Pop-Up Store, "Lost" will be unveiled at the East Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City from August 14 to 20, 2023. Prepare to have your perceptions blurred between the lost and the found, as this exhibit promises to ignite your imagination and awaken the art lover within you.
Neill Onza's latest series of artworks defy the confines of time and space as we witness the past come alive with a newfound vibrance. With daring ingenuity, he breathes life into enigmatic lost paintings, making them spring to life in his signature style and leaving you pondering what would happen if these long-lost masterpieces were discovered today.
Delve into the profound relationship between women and books through Sonny Tolentino's mesmerizing pieces. Embodying elegance and intellectual curiosity, his art captures women engrossed in the enchanting world of literature. Lose yourself in a masterful fusion of colors, textures, and symbolism, celebrating the power of knowledge and the enchanting allure of the written word, encouraging viewers to seek wisdom and solace within the pages of a book.
Adding an extraordinary touch to the exhibit is hyperrealist artist Jarren Dahan. Dahan's captivating works breathe life into everyday farm life individuals, transforming ordinary encounters into extraordinary experiences. His subjects, the people we encounter in our daily lives, leap from the canvas with startling realism, evoking an uncanny sense of familiarity. Dahan's attention to detail and technical precision creates an intimate connection between the viewer and his art, making each encounter an immersive experience.
Step into a world of childhood wonder with Nestor Abayon, Jr.'s hyper-realistic artworks, starring teddy bears and stuffed toys. His meticulous attention to detail brings their soft fur and delicate stitching to life, blurring the line between art and reality. The play of light and shadow fills his creations with warmth and enchantment, evoking cherished memories. Abayon's superb technique and emotional resonance invite you on a delightful exploration of the timeless charm these beloved companions hold in our hearts.
"Lost: The Missing Paintings Exhibit" is not your typical art showcase. It transcends traditional boundaries, captivating visitors on multiple levels. From reflecting on the unseen to contemplating the significance of knowledge and literature, this exhibit embraces the beauty found in ordinary lives through hyperrealism. Whether you're an art enthusiast or a casual observer, this fusion of talent and concept is a must-see, promising an experience that will stay with you long after you leave the exhibit.
As you wander through the East Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza, you'll not only be amazed by the technical brilliance of the artists but also be drawn into a captivating narrative that defies time and space. "Lost: The Missing Paintings Exhibit" is a powerful testament to art's enduring ability to intrigue, inspire, and connect us to the boundless realms of human creativity and imagination. Prepare to embark on a journey that will leave you forever transformed.
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