“Heads” by Luis Lorenzana at Silverlens Manila
Silverlens is pleased to present Heads, a solo exhibition by Luis Lorenzana, running from 3 November to 3 December 2022 at Silverlens Manila, 2263 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City.
Deciphering systems in the way images are formed and assembled, Luis Lorenzana’s Heads presents abstract works synthesizing his continuing probe into identifying the essence of artistic expression, an endeavor that he had strived for years preceding his artistic career. Thus, in rendering and illustrating patterns, parameters of profiles become embedded and encoded in sequences or segments, which produce a framework that reciprocates formalistic approaches in painting. The organization of these elements induces sensibilities that are somewhat more uninhibited, albeit the controlled display of techniques and intentions one may find in the process of production. Lorenzana articulates these sentiments through mischievous yet meaningful forms without the burden of assembling themes and narratives to accompany an emotion, a feeling, or a thought.
About the Artist
Luis Lorenzana is an artist whose primary schooling in public administration and a formative career working at the Philippine Senate imbued his early works with a truly distinct political awareness. Over time, he has managed to create his own unique brand of pop surrealist works. He has participated in over 30 group and solo shows in Philippines, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Singapore, and the United States. Last January 2020, he had his first museum solo exhibition at the Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum in Washington DC.
Through its artist representation, institutional collaborations, art consultancy, and exhibition programming, including art fairs and gallery partnerships, SILVERLENS aims to place its artists within the broader framework of the contemporary art dialogue. Its continuing efforts to transcend borders across art communities in Asia have earned it recognition from both artists and collectors as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Southeast Asia. SILVERLENS was founded by Isa Lorenzo and Rachel Rillo in 2004.
Words by Gwen Bautista. Images courtesy of Silverlens.