Gino Bueza

b. Philippines

Bueza studied Painting at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Bueza was a Grand Prize winner in the 40th Shell Students’ Art Competition (Oil/Acrylic category) in 2007 and a finalist in the 2010 Tanaw: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Painting Competition and the 2006 and 2005 Shell art competitions.
Bueza’s awareness of his own reconstructive task is also evident in in his artworks. The objects placed side by side to form a row of many colored objects as he tried to convert to painting the conceptual works of Lawrence Weiner. Bueza in his transformative project becomes attentive and mindful of the meta. The literal composition of the artworks produces a procedural effect that is very conceptualist in nature. It is in these works that Bueza yet again expresses his fidelity to translation as he admits the impossibility of a 1:1 correspondence in translating art forms, thus creating a new work from past forms, materials, and ideas.
It becomes clear that Bueza’s works not only present the breaking of images, disturbance of textual arrangements and transgressions of capitalist symbols. His works are not merely juvenile and stagnant translational critiques of old forms. Instead, they are transformative, even progressive. Bueza’s works are hopeful not of the romantic, starry-eyed and quixotic affinity, but of the honest and truthful kind. He reveals the scraps of the current system and the deceitfulness of existing structures, but he is also active in ingeniously creating a new possibility, a new order of things.
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