Last May 2015, I attended the opening of Bezoar (nonlinear drawings) – a show by Kawayan de Guia at Mo_Space (Taguig).
“Kawayan de Guia’s latest one-man exhibition at Mo Space returns to drawing as a material and source for art-making. The exhibition combines found drawings as well as an assortment of objects in several wall mounted panels. The accumulated images span nearly the artist’s entire lifetime: ranging from drawings done during his childhood years to very recent works.” **
With noah and my family.
From afar and up close, this exhibit was the bomb. (haven’t used that term in awhile or ever) I am a big fan of drawings and the mixings of neutrals to super colored and detailed works to line drawings.
I really like works that when you look up close or come back the second (third, fourth) time around, you find something new to see (and to love). Plus the artist placed each piece perfectly that wasn’t overwhelming from afar.
Creating a show like this, (if it were me) there will be a temptation to put everything in it a.k.a. your whole life savings of works. This wasn’t like that. It was beautifully edited.
If it weren’t obvious until now, I am a fan of the show. But then I read the write-up and I loved it more.
There is this tendency to think that drawings/ sketches are just the pre to something more permanent — the less successfully cousin of the oil painting.
Priced lower, awed by fewer, often times seen as unfinished.
But there is a freedom in drawing (along with those conceptions). In their state of being temporary, there is a tendency to not over think, to let the ideas flow freely because of the safety net that is that it can be erased later or the option that is to start over.
I guess maybe that was why there was a drawing pad in the exhibit. Hmm.
Before reading the write-up, I thought it was just something cute to add in the exhibit. Well, not cute — maybe something new, different, interactive.
Okay, fine. I’ll read the write-ups from now on. (not a fan of reading)
** all quotes are from http://mo-space.net/