Esquillo, Alfredo b. 1972 / Attack of the killer confetti (from the series Transfigurations)
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about this work
Transfiguration consistently refers to a thoughtful body of work that identifies the artist’s masterful painting techniques and how he reconfigures an iconography of critical stances an individual takes in a society of duplicity and discord. This exhibition aligns with notions of personal evolution and the temporal allusion to such. Symbols that anchor this phenomenon of becoming are metaphorically tended towards an impression of spirituality and a personal esoteric. Recurring images of sky and flame transits through Esquillo’s image‐sequences through portraits that are likewise in motion, breaking the static essence of a painting bound by the non dynamism of its singular dimension. 

Often affiliated with the lineage of artists in the Philippines that portrays a rhetoric around societal discord that besiege the politically conscious Filipino, Esquillo unearths the cultural ironies in the practice of faith and politics of his milieu. The artist, however, relates to this conjecture of personal and social in the self-referential criticality of his practice. As a political stance, and a practice of faith, Esquillo’s paintings are always prodding towards an issue of universality experienced through how personal affairs run parallel to a society at odds with itself.

Alfredo Esquillo (b. 1972, Philiippines)

Attack of the killer confetti (from the series Transfigurations), 2015

Oil on ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) panel
3 Pieces each: 182.88 x 121.92 cm.
3 Pieces each: 72 x 48 in.
Provenance:
ARDNT, Berlin, Germany  Current Location:
Switzerland - Basel - S PaintingSouth Asia

exhibitions

Transfigurations
ARDNT Berlin, Germany
October 2015 - November 2015

publications

ARDNT, WASAK! Filipino Art Today
Distanz Publishers (Book), December, 2015

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