CRITICALLY acclaimed contemporary artist Rom Villaseran is holding a solo exhibition at the Kashima Arts in the trendy Ginza district of Tokyo, Japan until Nov. 28.
“Garden in the Pond,” will display 30 new canvas paintings and lightboxes the artist created specifically for the exhibit.
It is the culmination of what has been a big year for Villaseran. After his “Imagined Artifacts” at Art Stage Singapore last January, his works quickly gained the attention of the local and international press, his fantasy landscapes featured in Forbes Magazine’s 10 Must-See Works at Art Stage Singapore 2015.
Villaseran then took part in Art Fair Tokyo in March.
Kashima Arts is among the leading galleries in Japan.
Villaseran’s fascination with the themes of time and possibility are rendered in works that fuse scientific data and the imaginary. His works in graphite and acrylic render chimeras and other composite organisms with attention to detail and function.
Conceiving organisms that survive in unlikely and extreme environments, Villaseran creates imaginary animals that thrive in the staged sea of the exhibit, pointing to the tenacity of life, and how far our awareness is so far from the plight of what we do not see.
Villaseran took up Architecture in UST and Fine Arts in UP. He worked as a graphic designer in the 1990s and early 2000s and did album covers for indie band Kjwan as well as rock bands Wolfgang and Greyhoundz.
Kashima Arts is located at 3-3-2 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 104-0031. This exhibition is in partnership with Galerie Stephanie in Libis, Quezon City. For more information, call 7091488, or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]