ANG PAGLALAKBAY

FKA Faculty Gallery

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

February 01 – February 11, 2022

Ang Paglalakbay (The Journey) is a re-installation and a survey of my paintings from 2019 to 2021. Here, I am taking the initiative and direction to bring my personal touch and interpretation to my artworks.

My "Abstract Blueprint Paintings" significantly reflect my lived experiences as a Filipino immigrant and student-artist residing in Canada, exploring history, process, and immigration as the themes. I create multi-layered, dimensional paintings that draw viewers to reflect, visualize, and explore. As a result, I produce images that I have not seen before. These new pictures evolve through enigmatic blends: flat but dimensional, chaotic but organized, noisy but calm—a juxtaposition of unlikely combinations, belonging amongst categories that may be complementary and contrary.

 

My mixed media paintings have layers of personal metaphors and symbolism. The first layer is the support, and I use denim to represent Canada, in a nod to the "Canadian Tuxedo." The second layer is the collaging of acrylic' skins,' meaning emigrating from one place to another. The third layer is made up of marks on the canvas, representing the contributions and impacts I have made in this community. Finally, my paintings serve as a memoir and a blueprint that traces who I am, where I came from, and my continuing journey.

 

 

 

Curator and Artist: Karl Hipol

Photography: Khim Hipol

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Untitled. 2019. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, and white ink pen on BFK Rives. 22 x 30 inches.
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A Canopy of Reflections. 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, grid paper, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 36 x 48 inches.

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Looking Through the Window. 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 40 x 48 inches.

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Ina: Ilaw ng Tahanan (Mother: Light of the Home), 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 30 x 38 inches.

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Hopes for Tomorrow. 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, on Canvas.

40 x 48 inches.

Exhibition Walkthrough: Ang Paglalakbay

Mirroring Silhouette. 2019 (detail). Photo by Seymour Art Gallery.

ANG PAGLALAKBAY

FKA Faculty Gallery

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

February 01 – February 11, 2022

Ang Paglalakbay (The Journey) is a re-installation and a survey of my paintings from 2019 to 2021. Here, I am taking the initiative and direction to bring my personal touch and interpretation to my artworks.

My "Abstract Blueprint Paintings" significantly reflect my lived experiences as a Filipino immigrant and student-artist residing in Canada, exploring history, process, and immigration as the themes. I create multi-layered, dimensional paintings that draw viewers to reflect, visualize, and explore. As a result, I produce images that I have not seen before. These new pictures evolve through enigmatic blends: flat but dimensional, chaotic but organized, noisy but calm—a juxtaposition of unlikely combinations, belonging amongst categories that may be complementary and contrary.

 

My mixed media paintings have layers of personal metaphors and symbolism. The first layer is the support, and I use denim to represent Canada, in a nod to the "Canadian Tuxedo." The second layer is the collaging of acrylic' skins,' meaning emigrating from one place to another. The third layer is made up of marks on the canvas, representing the contributions and impacts I have made in this community. Finally, my paintings serve as a memoir and a blueprint that traces who I am, where I came from, and my continuing journey.

 

 

 

Curator and Artist: Karl Hipol

Photography: Khim Hipol

khimhipol220208_2666-.jpg
khimhipol220208_2673-.jpg
Untitled. 2019. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, and white ink pen on BFK Rives. 22 x 30 inches.
khimhipol220208_2681-.jpg
khimhipol220208_2797-.jpg
ACanopyofReflectionsmixed_denim_36x48_2500.jpeg

A Canopy of Reflections. 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, grid paper, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 36 x 48 inches.

khimhipol220208_2708-.jpg

Looking Through the Window. 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 40 x 48 inches.

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khimhipol220208_2732-.jpg

Ina: Ilaw ng Tahanan (Mother: Light of the Home), 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 30 x 38 inches.

khimhipol220208_2700-.jpg
khimhipol220208_2823-.jpg
sketch1586198495429.png

Hopes for Tomorrow. 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, on Canvas.

40 x 48 inches.

Exhibition Walkthrough: Ang Paglalakbay

ANG PAGLALAKBAY

FKA Faculty Gallery

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

February 01 – February 11, 2022

Ang Paglalakbay (The Journey) is a re-installation and a survey of my paintings from 2019 to 2021. Here, I am taking the initiative and direction to bring my personal touch and interpretation to my artworks.

My "Abstract Blueprint Paintings" significantly reflect my lived experiences as a Filipino immigrant and student-artist residing in Canada, exploring history, process, and immigration as the themes. I create multi-layered, dimensional paintings that draw viewers to reflect, visualize, and explore. As a result, I produce images that I have not seen before. These new pictures evolve through enigmatic blends: flat but dimensional, chaotic but organized, noisy but calm—a juxtaposition of unlikely combinations, belonging amongst categories that may be complementary and contrary.

 

My mixed media paintings have layers of personal metaphors and symbolism. The first layer is the support, and I use denim to represent Canada, in a nod to the "Canadian Tuxedo." The second layer is the collaging of acrylic' skins,' meaning emigrating from one place to another. The third layer is made up of marks on the canvas, representing the contributions and impacts I have made in this community. Finally, my paintings serve as a memoir and a blueprint that traces who I am, where I came from, and my continuing journey.

 

 

 

Curator and Artist: Karl Hipol

Photography: Khim Hipol

khimhipol220208_2666-.jpg
khimhipol220208_2673-.jpg
Untitled. 2019. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, and white ink pen on BFK Rives. 22 x 30 inches.
khimhipol220208_2681-.jpg
khimhipol220208_2797-.jpg
ACanopyofReflectionsmixed_denim_36x48_2500.jpeg

A Canopy of Reflections. 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, grid paper, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 36 x 48 inches.

khimhipol220208_2708-.jpg

Looking Through the Window. 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 40 x 48 inches.

khimhipol220208_2712-.jpg
khimhipol220208_2723-.jpg
khimhipol220208_2732-.jpg

Ina: Ilaw ng Tahanan (Mother: Light of the Home), 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 30 x 38 inches.

khimhipol220208_2700-.jpg
khimhipol220208_2823-.jpg
sketch1586198495429.png

Hopes for Tomorrow. 2021. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, on Canvas.

40 x 48 inches.

Exhibition Walkthrough: Ang Paglalakbay