DEXTER SY/ Bloodline
1335MABINI proudly presents Bloodline, a solo exhibition of Dexter Sy, opening on October 19 (Saturday) at 1335MABINI Karrivin plaza, Makati.
Dexter Sy, who was born in Manila in 1979, artistically approaches the cultural particularities of being a Chinese-Filipino. The coexistence of two traditional value systems, which are both seemingly equally waning in day-to-day life in the contemporary era, perform as theoretical source for his painting. Abundant allusions to religious, traditional and contemporary matters are to be found in Sy's carefully arranged paintings. Applying iconographic depiction in a classic pictorial composition, the artist emphasizes the cultural patchwork. The works are reminiscent of thoroughly elaborated mind-maps and assembled selective retentions. It is as though the works are subconsciously staged as altarpieces estranged from its reliquary character through the depiction of nonreligious elements, contemporary references and a vibrant, traditional Chinese color palette.
Dexter Sy artistically translates the cloning of morphed cultural representations with stylized, two-dimensional painting.
19 October to 16 November 2019
Private Viewing 05 - reill: Moosgaard
5 to 18 October 2019
Gebrüder-Lang-Gasse 14, 1150 Wien, Österreich
Normal scheduling will resume shortly
31 August to 3 November 2019
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Labor, Money and Capitalism
in Advanced Science and Technology Society
as seen in Contemporary Art
9 October 2019
21st Century Museum
of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
3 to 6 October 2019
frei raum Q21 exhibition sace/ MuseumsQuartier WienMuseumslatz 1, Vienna, Austria
Selections from the ILHAM Collection
21 July to 10 November 2019
ILHAM Gallery, Malaysia