“Certain Shade of Green” Jayson Pettz Muring at Altro Mondo
CERTAIN SHADE OF GREEN
JAYSON PETTZ MURING
January 8 — February 12 2022
Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea is pleased to present CERTAIN SHADE OF GREEN, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Jayson Pettz Muring at the Altro Mondo Creative gallery (1159 Chino Roces Avenue, San Antonio Village, Makati City).
Visual artist Jayson Pettz Muring welcomes in the new year with his exhibit titled Certain Shade of Green, inspired by a song from the American rock band Incubus. The album is billed as “S. C. I. E. N.C. E.” which, according to the band members, stands for “Sailing Catamarans is Every Nautical Captain’s Fantasy.”
To quote a band member: “Sometimes, we just sit around and come up with these for laughs. In other words, there’s not just one meaning. It’s just food for thought.” Similarly, it’s best that the viewer not look for a single literal correlation between the theme and Muring’s abstract works.
Instead, it’s Muring’s adoption of the color green, in its various medley of shades that anchors the show. Muring courts the shades of forest green, emerald, shamrock, teal, moss green, and even a mirage of turquoise in his work. The subtleties and nuances of these shades of green engage the eye in a contemplation of the sea. Such a surface where one may see the swiftly sailing catamarans.
The effect is immersive and summons total retinal absorption. One perceives a diffusion of floating islands of greens moving together in harmony or dispersing away from each other. Muring’s canvases are drenched with aquatic light that quietly descends into the oceanic depths, asking nothing of the viewer but a submission to their chromatic spell. Indeed, they could in fact be a nautical captain’s ecstasy.
CERTAIN SHADE OF GREEN will be on view at Altro Mondo Creative Space (1159 Chino Roces Avenue, San Antonio Village, Makati City) until February 12 2022. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Viewings are strictly by appointment. For inquiries, please contact us on Facebook (@altromondoart) or Instagram (@altromondoart). You can also message us via Viber or WhatsApp at 0917 888 7872.
Text and photos courtesy of Altro Mondo Creative Space.