Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:30 AM April 09, 2018
For her new exhibit “Soliloquy,” artist Camille Ver communicates elements that developed from a psychological metamorphosis upon seeing news of a Paul Gaugin painting which sold for an astronomical amount at an auction. The painting was titled “Nafea Faa Ipoipo? (When Will You Marry?)” a title she found intriguing.
Feeling the need to go deeper into this painting, Ver began to work from the familiar context of a resilient woman questioning her own resiliency.
Ver’s narrative in “Soliloquy” combines inconspicuous female figures with the characteristics of asymmetrical patterns. The conceptual visual vocabularies which used to create her language of paintings of reserved but concurring colors (based on her artistic influences such as Gaugin, Mark Rothko and Agnes Martin) feel free—it feels like a quiet home that only exists in the mind.
Ver is one of the Philippines’ flag-bearers in contemporary abstractionism, building cityscapes into works that take audience to a metropolis of colors and playful lines.
“Soliloquy” will be on view from April 10-21, with the artist’s reception on April 10 at 6 p.m.
Galerie Joaquin is at 3/L The Podium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. Call 6347954 or 7239418; e-mail [email protected]