Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:00 AM July 11, 2016
GEORG HEGEL reimagined Platonic dialectic through a threefold manner of thesis, antithesis and synthesis. The tension gives birth to a fusion of ideas that allows for a greater meaning of an initial idea.
This is a direction that is explored by artist Joe Datuin in his upcoming exhibition “Fusion: Joe Datuin,” which runs at the 2/L Atrium of The Podium Mall, on ADB Avenue in Mandaluyong City, on July 18-24, 2016 with an opening reception on July 20 at 6 p.m. The exhibit will then move to Galerie Joaquin Podium.
Joe Datuin (b. 1956) is an artist that has become renowned for his ability to use lightly visualized symbolism in his works. “When people see my art, I don’t want their eyes to bleed,” he says. “I believe it’s possible to make great art through simplicity.”
This exhibit, “Fusion,” will see the artist exhibit a new series that further blends his stainless-steel works with other art forms—in particular, origami and paintings on canvas, in what he calls his Metallic Fusion Series. He uses stainless steel, for instance, in depicting origami folds of cranes and other fauna. And he incorporates his renowned Olympic stainless rings into oil-on-canvas works.
Galerie Joaquin Podium is located at Unit B12-13, Lower Ground Level of The Podium Mall from July 25-31; tel. 6347954 or 7239418, or e-mail [email protected]