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Philipp Ines' Pinilakang Tabing - Visual Arts

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philipp ines Philipp Ines graduated with a major in Painting from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. He was a finalist at the 1999 Shell National Student Art competition and at the 2000 Sulyap sa Kababaihan Painting Competition. Ines worked as an art director at a major broadcasting company for six years before deciding to go full-time into painting in 2009.

Ines has been a part of 9 group exhibits since 1999. Pinilakang Tabing, is his very first one-man show.

Pinilakang Tabing's oil on canvas paintings fuse together elements of technology and tradition, history and modernity, cinema and painting. Rendered in a nascent and transitional style combining realism and stylization, the works juxtapose brightly-hued neon laser lights with sepia stills sourced from vintage Filipino cinema.

Ines has been developing this series of works mixing the vintage and the modern since early 2008, when Ines first produced paintings simulating the effects of neon laser lights used in mainstream media and the advertising industry. Often, Ines sets these vivid lights over a backdrop of monochromatic vignettes from the past, whether fictive or documentary, fusing nostalgia and novelty into a single work.

In Pinilakang Tabing, Ines' intentionally sources images from dated Philippine films, particularly photographs from LVN film studio productions of the late 1930s to 1940s. Through referencing a then-incipient Philippine film industry and incorporating a technology associated with modernity, the artist creates ambivalent scenes where the line defining what is contemporary and modern is blurred, crossed over, and questioned.

Pinilakang Tabing by Philipp Ines opened February 16, 2010 at the Paseo Gallery, 4rth floor., Bldg.A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong city. The show runs until March 1, 2010.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 15:58  

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