Lyle Buencamino has been known to base paintings on stills of movies. His large-scale paintings were based on movie stills produced by the popular movie company called LVN Productions in the 1950’s – what is often referred to as the ‘Golden Age’ in Filipino cinematic history. They offer nostalgia for a more sensible and glamorous time. Buencamino really focuses on these stills as playful devices for other layers of meaning besides pining for a golden age.
Lyle Buencamino born in 1978, is a Filipino contemporary artist who has had solo shows and group shows in the Philippines and Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts majoring in Painting from University of the Philippines – College of Fine Arts (UPCFA), Diliman, Quezon City in 2005. In 2007, Buencamino won the prestigious Ateneo Art Awards which gave him the opportunity to do a residency at the La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. His residency in Australia plays a huge part in his second solo exhibition titled “All The Symptoms But Not The Disease” in 2008 where he relates his experiences in Australia and how this had influenced his oeuvre. In 2012 and 2013, he participated in a group exhibition in TAKSU titled “No Talking Points”.
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