Ciron Señeres: Unintentional Forming Objects (UFO)
展覽時間 Duration｜August 3 - 31, 2019
開幕茶會 Opening Reception｜17:30, August 3, 2019
藝術家將親臨現場 The artist will be present.
地點 Venue｜10056 台北市中正區金山南路一段67巷5號1樓 No. 5, Lane 67, Section 1, Jinshan South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei 100
An emerging artist from Philippine Ciron Señeres is faithful to the reality and presents metro Manila on his canvas with photorealistic style. Thoulgh his paintings are based on reality, his rigorous composition and precise control of monochrome color make the paintings harmony with appropriate contrast. Wires, iron roofs overlying the slums, clothes hanging outside windows, stacked garbage in the corner, Señeres honestly records phenomenon of modern urban that we neglect and regard as messy and dirty. However, those noisy contents seem calm and even aesthetic in Señeres’s paintings. The extreme gap between the rich and the poor in cyberpunk sci-fi has become true in Manila and many other Asian cities where hard and soft facilities are overloaded under rapid urbanization and dramatic population growth. Señeres’s paintings make viewers stare at such the current situation as if they are in the daily life of others.
The scenes within Señeres’s painting can be seen as taking a glimpse into daily life, or a perspective of residents, standing besides the wall of the slums staring at the surrounding soundlessly. However, when Señeres somewhat decides to look from an anthropological perspective, his paintings implicate the imaginary of excess reproduction with large amount of repetitive and the images of waste which extends beyond the painting. Repeated coffee cups, repeated Styrofoam lunch box, repeated black garbage bags, repeated tin roofs which seem endless, repeated wooden wall panels, repetitive plastic water pipes, repeated and meaningless graffiti and commercial logos; the united output from the assembly line, the repetitive goods which mark with price on the shelf, all of these end up being left at the corner of the slums of Manila, and turn out to be the property of the disadvantages. Excess and scarcity, wealth and death, appear simultaneously in the endless garbage dump.
The essence of art seems not to be completely neutral. In the glamorous exhibition venue that carries out the narration of capital society, Señeres's paintings seem to open up a window to other worlds, from content and expression techniques to considering them as art, he demonstrates the reality through the contradiction that everyone tries to avoid. His artworks remind people that the meaning of art cannot be separated from the market and politics. The value of art itself involves in human existence. Therefore, when we look at Señeres's paintings, black and white tones and unpretentious compositions seem to tell a story in a plain and neutral way, but we must be aware of the life appearances and the local care that embedded within his paintings.