A Man Without A Hobby Is Worthless

Solo Exhibition by Pow Martinez


Opening Reception on 8th December 2016, 7pm-10pm
Exhibition runs from 8th December – 23rd December 2016

43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-72 Workloft@Chip Bee
Singapore 278115

TAKSU Singapore is pleased to present ‘A Man Without A Hobby Is Worthless’, an intimate solo exhibition by Filipino artist Pow Martinez, one of the most promising and prolific young artists in the Philippines, Martinez is a recipient of the prestigious Ataneo art award in 2010.

A Man Without A Hobby Is Worthless is his first solo exhibition in Singapore. In this series of fresh works, we are presented with a chance to understand the artist at an intimate level. Martinez partakes in a radical practise –  a new ‘false’ mythology, he calls it.

‘..unhappiness, distrust, uncertainty, failure, apathy.. but using these things as motivation to create images, trying to hope for a good thing, but these paintings doesn’t care for the viewers life or future .’ – Pow Martinez

Engaging with these feelings, Martinez spins this into a series of works, in search of a more relatable reality. In his process, Martinez tries to reject any form of intellectualisation, bringing out something hopeful and good, inclining towards a visceral exploration within the artist’s disposition.

Pow Martinez
Pow Martinez is a Manila-based interdisciplinary artist. He studied Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines and Painting at the Kalayaan College. He holds a degree in Painting and Visual Communication. Martinez’ works has been exhibited in the Philippines and internationally (in Germany, France, United States, Thailand and others).

The artist will be present at the opening reception. RSVP to sing@taksu.com by 1st December 2016.


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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 — Fri, 23 Dec 2016
10:00 am — 7:00 pm

TAKSU Singapore

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