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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Large Scale Enamel Painting by Ernest Concepcion at the Manila Pen

This is one of Ernest Concepcion's art works at Lopez Museum which we visited last May 19, 2012. We were lucky enough to meet Ernest Concepcion. He is a very talented artist. Before returning to the United Stated, he will have a Solo Exhibit  here in the Philippines. Please feel free to drop by his solo art show. See you there~ ! Here is the complete details:

What:      Ernest Concepcion's Solo Exhibit
Where:    Blanc Gallery Manila Peninsula, Makati Philippines
When:      May 26, 2012
Time:       6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Medium:  Enamel Painting
Topic:       "All Quiet On The Eastern Front" 

"This show is a return to my black and white series of works that engage in conflict and battle. The images of these new enamel paintings are based from World War 2 photographs combined with my own day to day personal experiences".  - Ernest Concepcion


Ernest Concepcion was born in Manila, Philippines where he received his BFA then moved to the US in 2002. It was in the lonely town of Englewood, New Jersey where he began The Line Wars, a series of black and white drawings depicting opposing forces engaged in ridiculous battle based on the entertainments of childhood and adolescence. He moved to Brooklyn and participated in a number of art residencies including the LMCC Workspace Program, the Bronx Museum of Art Artists-in-the-Marketplace (AIM) program, the Artists Alliance Inc. Rotating Studio Program, the Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, the LMCC Swing Space Program at Governors Island and an artist residency in Beijing, China via NY Arts.

Through extensive studio time and experimentation, he eventually broke away from the formulaic style of the drawings and explored different approaches to conflict creating an entirely new series of works including painting, sculpture and installation. With a significant body of work, Concepcion was able to exhibit both here and abroad and has had four solo shows in the last two years. In 2011 he was both a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) finalist in the Drawing Category and a Nominee for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Currently, he is a full-time artist making new works and a graphic novel based on the conflict-ridden planet of Ona to be released soon.


sigrid @beautylicious tips said...

ganda naman. this reminds me to bring dindin to a museum after her string of DVBS classes. :D

Sumi Go said...

This looks so nice! :D I still haven't been to a lot of painting exhibits even though I consider myself really into art.. ^^ Will try to check Ernest Concepcion's solo exhibit when I have free time on Sat.. :)

Lizzie said...

I used to visit some exhibits way back high school days and I am missing it. this one seems to be interesting!

k@ye said...

I love it! I love black and white photos, painting, portraits and etc...Mr. Ernest Concepcion is another talented filipino that we should be proud of. Hinde biro yung pagaralan at mag experiment about art, it really takes some talent.

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