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Jose Luis Singson: Urban Stasis

1335MABINI_SINGSON_Urban Stasis

Ongoing until July 29; 1335 A. Mabini St., Ermita, Manila; for more information, call (02) 254-8498 or (0917) 704-2962


Jose Luis Singson’s current work emphasizes a connection between documentation and translation based on how existing structures within a space convey a sense of history and temporal boundaries. For this exhibition, the artist navigates selected areas of the metropolis in an attempt to inspect specific derelict places. Through an installation and a set of drawings, he introduces his perception of a place, and, similar to his past documentation on historical landmarks and structures, Singson draws attention towards a familiar situation and re-contextualizes it into an allegorical presentation that mimics an artifact.


Singson graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting. His art practice consists of using organic and industrial materials in appropriating the visual language of the urban environment into his works. His portfolio of selected terracotta works has led him to become one of the artists to participate in the upcoming 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale this coming December to January.