FACE THE STRANGE : Solo Exhibition by Olan Ventura
TAKSU Singapore, 7 – 26 July 2012
TAKSU Singapore is honored to present Face the Strange, an exhibition by Rolando ‘Olan’ Ventura (Philippines). As a continuation of Olan Ventura’s ongoing series of hyper-realistic diptychs, Face the Strange puts together 8 new works with subject matters of major contributors in the arts and cultural industry. From 19th century’s Monalisa to recent-known figures like Lady Gaga and Steve Jobs, Face the Strange is a post-digital mashup of iconic faces, each of them facing its negative doppelganger.
OLAN VENTURA (b. 1976, The Philippines) graduated from Fine Art program from University of the East in 1998. Since then to date, Olan has mounted 16 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in various galleries and art spaces in Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. Among Olan’s past solo exhibitions are: Black Light, White Shadowat Ayala Museum Manila (2011), Dark Light (2010) and Negative Light (2009) at West Gallery Manila, Toy Box (2009) at TAKSU Kuala Lumpur. Olan Ventura was the recipient of Juror’s Choice Award in the 2005 Philippines Arts Award, and Most Outstanding Alumnus (Arts & Culture) 2007 from University of the East, Manila. Olan Ventura lives and works in Manila, Philippines.
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Exhibition runs from 7 – 26 July 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, 7 July 2012, 6:30 – 10:00 pm
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