Place for Space • Redd Nacpil, Ian Quirante, Paulo Vinluan

Oct 25 to Nov 17, 2013 • Element Art Space, Singapore

Element Art Space is delighted to present its first exhibition of Filipino contemporary art as the gallery continues to offer the most exciting South East Asian art. Place for Space will display exciting young Filipino artists, Ian Quirante, Paulo Vinluan and Redd Nacpil from 25 October to 17 November 2013.

Place for Space features the latest artworks by these three who exhibit a common tendency to combine the surreal, the graphic and the grotesque on their canvases. Ian Quirante (b. 1974), a progressive young artist of his generation, employs surrealism and automatic painting in his works to conjure hybrid beings from dream realms. Also an art educator and a musician, Quirante’s visceral and surreal paintings fuse images of the human body, new territories and written texts, bridging the contradictory conditions of dreams and reality.

This same spirit of allowing the subconscious to surface is seen in the works of New York-based Paulo Romualdez Vinluan (b. 1980), who uses narratives and composite images to come up with graphic and experimental images. And lastly, Redd Nacpil (b.1986) paints a concoction of pop, the grotesque and the graphic in his paintings.

The three featured artists graduated from University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, majored in painting. All have been individually recognized as finalists in several national art competitions, such as the Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards, the Shell National Students Art Competition, and the Metrobank Young Painters’ Annual.

Place for Space is composed of 15 artworks. The exhibition will run until 17 November 2013.