Solo exhibition by Arturo Sanchez Jr .
13 September - 20 October 2013, Project Room
In his first exhibition outside the Philippines, the young painter Arturo Sanchez Jr shows eight paintings that are either on or include mirrors. These are works of great beauty, but also ones with a strong conceptual twist. Throughout art history, mirrors have been used as symbols of truth, falsehood, vanity, perception, identity, etc. But Sanchez brings something very new to this discourse. Technically they are unique for apart from both painting over mirrors or embedding them in his canvases he encases collages inside the mirrors. We both see ourselves reflected and also strange elements. The mirror can be it seems the site for imagination or the phantasmagoric.
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