Mixed media works take the spotlight for the whole month of November as Kaida Contemporary presents Aligned 2: Imperfect Balance, Abstractions and Assemblages by Pinggot Zulueta and Demosthenes Campos at the ArtistSpace of the Ayala Museum.
With mixed media works and assemblages using old discarded wood, textured fabric, carpet, string, wire cables and a miscellany of found objects, Zulueta and Campos explore themes of attachments, junctures, growth and expansion, with abstractions that rework images of mundane objects, reshaping them for visual expressions brought about by personal association and significance.
As Zulueta draws from his recent experiences abroad and the memories triggered by going back to his childhood home, he seemingly recreates parts of a new sanctuary made easier for relocation. With sand, cement, scrap wood moldings, and even junked items such as an old violin and thrown out bamboo cover for a fishing basket, he fashions snippets of a past life, transforming function and meaning.
Campos, meanwhile, uses acid-bathed metal cuttings, juxtaposing them with fibers secured with tin, textured panels, grassy carpets, and blooms of wire that evince hope blossoming and persistent growth overcoming odds amidst today’s harsh social and political climate.
Aligned 2: Imperfect Balance, Abstractions and Assemblages will be on show until November 21 at ArtistSpace, Ground Level, Ayala Museum Annex, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City.