Cruz , Jigger b.1984 / Poor Sunset Boulevard
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Cruz , Jigger b.1984 / Poor Sunset BoulevardCruz , Jigger b.1984 / Poor Sunset Boulevard
about this work
"This time, I want to pause and create something with a feeling of numbness or helplessness. This time, I want to feel I cannot move. I want to stop thinking and learning for a while. I want to pause from telling stories.

I want to forget about analysis, forget about art history, forget about the politics, forget about energy, forget about water, stop thinking about the past and future, forget about deconstructions, forget about words, forget about aesthetics, forget about dialogues, forget about the cycles, forget about living organisms, forget about layers, forget about pain and euphoria, forget about the orange juice, forget about the substance, forget about perspectives, forget about coffee, forget about lines and shapes, forget about love, forget about the landscapes, forget about theories, forget about walls, forget about patterns, forget about colours, forget about plants, forget about consciousness, forget about sounds, forget about the audience, forget about abstraction, forget about cultures, forget about conceptual art.

In this series of work, the process itself is the context of the show. I raise questions such as “Are these paintings or just objects?” I want to create something that I don't really understand. I want to make a tangible conversation between myself and my paintings that engages with audiences.

It’s all about a cycle of expression using visual elements and using words. It’s all about the experimentation of how we accept a new context of aesthetic satisfaction with the natural feeling indifference. This time, I have no need to tell stories. I have sought to reach the limitations of knowledge that lead to automatism. It’s a matter of abstraction and using my natural senses and gestures to create an object. It’s about raising questions of curiosity in the process of creating something new from muscle memory. It’s a curious process that allows the possibility to fall into a new form of language."

(Artist Statement)











Jigger Cruz (b.1984, Philippines)

Poor Sunset Boulevard, 2015

Oil on canvas and wood
Diptych: 120.7 x 194.3 x 7.6 cm.
Diptych: 47 1/2 x 76 1/2 x 3 in.
Provenance:
Albertz Benda, New York, US Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M PaintingSouth Asia

exhibitions

JIGGER CRUZ: Smudging Dirty Little Touch
Albertz Benda Gallery, New York, US
January 2016 - February 2016

publications

Bansie Vasvani, A Filipino Artist’s Divine Deluges of Paint
Hyperallergic (Online), February 2016
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Exhibition of new work by Filipino artist Jigger Cruz opens at Albertz Benda
Artdaily.org (Online), January 2016
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Paul Laste, 12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before January 15
Observer Culture (Online), January 2016
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Artwork History
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