Onal’s offbeat but electric landscapes on exhibit at Nicolas
Milmar Onal’s minimalist figures remind one of a schematic diagram; specific details are omitted, making them open to various interpretations.
The angles form a continuous landscape, boundless and infinite; the artist may perhaps imply the limitlessness of the human mind.
Metallic pieces are mnemonics of the city’s electric energy and dynamism; their colors are bold and bright. The works attempt to freeze-frame a scene in time, or a moment telling a tale with no beginning and no end.
Onal is a painting graduate from the University of Santo Tomas. Aside from participating in multiple exhibits, he has also worked in TV and theater productions.
Onal also took several courses in electronics that led him to develop a practice inspired from his observations of electrical flow, currents and circuitry.
“Viscenety” will be on view May 15-24, with artist’s reception on May 15, 6 p.m., at Galleria Nicolas, 3/F, Art Space, Glorietta 4, Makati City. Call 6250273, 0917-5343942; e-mail email@example.com.