Ram Mallari & Omi Reyes
November 11 – 20, 2022
“Synergy” is a two-man show between great friends, Ram Mallari & Omi Reyes. Both artists are fascinated by Steampunk Art and their works for this exhibition showcase their talents for said genre. While Mallari wields his magic on metal, Reyes is a wizard at crafting wood. Together, these artists are the perfect definition of what Synergy is like.
“Synergy” is the first time for Ram Mallari & Omi Reyes to work together, but you would think otherwise after seeing their Steampunk-inspired works. Their collaboration shows the respect and trust these artists have for each other.
Steampunk, being a subgenre of science fiction that features retrofuturistic technology and inspired by industrial steam-powered machinery, viewers can expect a fusion of metal and wood works that are undoubtedly Ram Mallari & Omi Reyes creations.
Some of the featured works for Synergy include characters inspired from Greek literature, Japanese Edo period, Marvel & DC Comics, as well as a galaxy far, far away.
According to Ram Mallari, the concept behind their two-man show is “elevating more of how we imagine the world would be driven, structured and magnified by the Industrial Revolution. How metal and wood compensates from the works of Omi Reyes, and to what I can express with these special series.” Omi Reyes also shares that, “In most of the artworks, I become the accompaniment of an unfinished song, other times, I become an aggregation or even an augmentation of the existing craft that is Ram’s.”
The exhibition will run from November 11 – 20, 2022 at Art Lounge Manila – Molito Lifestyle Center, Ayala Alabang. For more information, visit the Art Lounge Manila website www.artloungemanila.com. You may also check their social media pages FB: @artloungemanila IG: @artloungemanila for more details.
Words and images courtesy of Art Lounge Manila.