Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok
Jun 25 - Jul 30, 2022
Harbinger of Spring, 2022, oil on canvas, 114 X114 cm
All images courtesy of Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok
Tang Contemporary Art is proud to present the opening of "Realistic Abstraction, solo show by Andres Barrioquinto" , the latest solo exhibition by Filipino Master Andres Barrioquinto, curated by Michela Sena at Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok. The exhibition will be held from 25 June to 30 July 2022.
Escape Into Paradise, 2022, oil on canvas, 175 x 145 cm
The Garden Inside the Mirror, 2022, oil on canvas, 145 x 104 cm
It would be simplistic to classify Andres Barrioquinto’s art in a single style. Undergoing an evident evolution over time, his research and approach results in a unique and distinctive language, representing his mature phase.
Barrioquinto's works moved from an initial stage, characterized by a more instinctive approach, expressed through what he was used to: strong engravings, bolder signs. Vitality and energy were spreading from his canvas, a measure of turbulence and passion typical of an artist’s youth phase.
Invincible (Study), 2022, graphite on paper, 76 x 76 cm
Andres Barrioquinto (Born in 1975, Manila, Philippines)
He is currently resident in Manila, Philippines. His current occupation and specialization is being a Visual Artist. The artist graduated from University of Santo Tomas(UST) in 2000 from College of Fine Arts and Design Major in painting. Barrioquinto’s works are collected by important institutions like the Singapore Art Museum. In more recent years, Barrioquinto's works have developed a distinctive style of surreal and hyperrealistic portraits. With fine strokes in acrylic and oil, the artist renders recognizable faces in subdued tones. The darkness in his old style still creeps into his newer works, though masked by the calmness of flowers, birds, butterflies, and traditional patterns belonging to Japanese culture-specifically ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints from the Edo period. Barrioquinto’s exquisite image overlaying, patterning, and image appropriations from various Asian cultures create dynamic juxtapositions and open up numerous possibilities of interpretation, earning him both critical and commercial attention, locally and abroad.