The calm on this side of the border belies the scene on the other side

In "The calm on this Side of the Border Belies the Scene on the Other Side," brothers Jason and Joseph Tecson exhibit sculptures and oil paintings which mark a highlight in their individual careers. The paintings were started during Joseph's stint as a resident artist at Whitespace Blackbox in Neuchatel, Switzerland while the sculptures are part of… Continue reading The calm on this side of the border belies the scene on the other side

Jigger Cruz Superstar

Jigger Cruz is among the country's 30-something superstars but can he live up to the hype? There are a number of reasons attributed to the success of Jigger Cruz, the most recent darling du jour of Philippine painting. The easy one is that he did something differently but not dumbfounding by creating a middle ground… Continue reading Jigger Cruz Superstar

The Shift of Desires

Review of 'It's about the end that keeps on coming' by Jay Ticar at West Gallery It’s a distressing and shattered world, if you read into the paintings of Jay Ticar, but one that is not without hope or room for contemplation. In his paintings and drawings the Manila-born, Toronto-based artist unravels a surreal world of… Continue reading The Shift of Desires

Jason Tecson, Terror Decor at West Gallery

Against the unwieldy physical stature associated with monumental sculptures, Tecson’s creatures appear almost farcically feeble, void of the ostentatious tradition of his artistic precedents and behave more like loaded figurines.  He effectively and a bit roguishly, undermines the canons of sculpture. The superficially solid body is overstated but becomes a flimsy vessel for unworldly appearances.… Continue reading Jason Tecson, Terror Decor at West Gallery