Moneda’s photographic art skills in full view in ‘Cranium-Matic’
More News from Philippine Daily Inquirer
Mobile apps such as Instagram and Hipstamatic have popularized filters that emulate older cameras, spawning a community of vintage-photography enthusiasts who collect antique medium-format cameras such as Hasselblads and Rolleis.
Through his canvas paintings, artist Almer Moneda surveys this interest in photography in a new show at Galleria Nicolas, “Cranium-Matic,” which will run July 29-Aug. 7 at the newly renovated Galleria Nicolas at 3/F, Art Space, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City (tel. 6250273; e-mail email@example.com; www.gallerianicolas.com).
A resident of the art town of Paete in Laguna, Almer Moneda (b. 1987) has a degree in Drafting from Laguna State Polytechnic University. In “Cranium-Matic,” he merges anatomy and mechanics to paint surreal and hyperrealist images. His themes include the voyeur tendencies of photographers, the “decisive moment” of photography ideologue Henri Cartier-Bresson, and the rules of composition.
Aside from the typical mimetic oil-on-canvas depiction of vintage Leicas and Rolleis, Moneda also attaches the cameras to the heads of various figures—adults, children, and even pets like dogs and cats. The degree of complexity in the details is a unique technique that Moneda has developed, and reflects his drafting skills.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94