Maria Taniguchi / Paulo Vinluan

Jan 6 to Jan 28, 2012 • Tall Gallery

Maria Taniguchi and Paulo Vinluan’s two-man show is a study in contrasts between two painters both experimenting with new media: one constructing austere reflections on form and process and the other creating a disturbing storyboard of hybrid images.

For the show, Taniguchi shares works from her Studio Visit series of small works, composed of laser etchings on plywood. Here, Taniguchi recreates rough sketches and notes on various projects, documenting and memorializing the process of artistic creativity. Untitled (Mirrors) is also part of an earlier ongoing series, rendering images of painted bricks in acrylic on canvas and experimenting with images formed by graphite dust on paper. Sharply precise and almost meditative, the works toy with the idea of surface as a starting point and extension of experience: where the visual and physical presence of an object is all vital to distilling its essential characteristics.

Distinguished for his surreal and illustrative images, Vinluan offers in this show a series of 25 works in acrylic on acetate, collectively entitled In One Ear, Out the Other. Taking off from the aural, the series reconstitutes stories from the daily stream of words, stories, and admonitions passing by, unheeded and otherwise forgotten. Vinluan delights in conjuring hybrid scenes: a whimsical fusion of bestial and human forms culled from both the historical and the commonplace. This series also marks a gradual departure from his earlier works as an artist, which showcased a more vivid, almost intentionally lurid, palette; this series is created from muted monotones of blue and grey.

Taniguchi and Vinluan both hail from the University of the Philippine College of Fine Arts and completed their Masteral degrees from Goldsmiths, London and the Pratt Institute, New York, respectively.

Artworks from the Show

In One Ear, Out the Other 1

In One Ear, Out the Other 1, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 19×24 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 2

In One Ear, Out the Other 2, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 19×24 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 3

In One Ear, Out the Other 3, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 19×24 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 4

In One Ear, Out the Other 4, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 19×24 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 5

In One Ear, Out the Other 5, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 6

In One Ear, Out the Other 6, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 7

In One Ear, Out the Other 7, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 8

In One Ear, Out the Other 8, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 9

In One Ear, Out the Other 9, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 10

In One Ear, Out the Other 10, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 11

In One Ear, Out the Other 11, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 12

In One Ear, Out the Other 12, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 13

In One Ear, Out the Other 13, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 14

In One Ear, Out the Other 14, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 15

In One Ear, Out the Other 15, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 16

In One Ear, Out the Other 16, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 17

In One Ear, Out the Other 17, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 18

In One Ear, Out the Other 18, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 19

In One Ear, Out the Other 19, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 20

In One Ear, Out the Other 20, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 21

In One Ear, Out the Other 21, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 22

In One Ear, Out the Other 22, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 23

In One Ear, Out the Other 23, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 24

In One Ear, Out the Other 24, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

In One Ear, Out the Other 25

In One Ear, Out the Other 25, Paulo Vinluan, 2010, Acrylic on acetate, 24×19 in

Untitled (Mirrors)

Untitled (Mirrors), Maria Taniguchi, 2011, Graphite dust on paper, plywood plinth, 45×33 in

Untitled (Mirrors)

Untitled (Mirrors), Maria Taniguchi, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 84×60 in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in

Studio Visit

Studio Visit, Maria Taniguchi, 2010, Laser etching on plywood, 12×8½ in