Perspectives on the youth in Beyond Flesh

The show Beyond Flesh featured the works of Bonito, Jecko Magallon, Ronn Bulahan, Jun Orland Espinosa, Bea Gison, John Michael Catigan, Mating Namo, and Kinno Florentino at the Mamusa Art Gallery.

The works in the collection is described by Lenlen Sacapaño who wrote the rationale of the show as a set of ‘masterpieces that cries for the truth’ for every artwork imparts the mundane desire of each heart to convey a message that the beauty of life does not rest on material wealth, honor, or power.

Jun Orland Espinosa

The show characterizes the youth as a sector of society who possess overflowing energy thereby depicting restlessness as a natural process towards maturity.

Jun Orland Espinosa’s Uncontrolled effectively used a multi-layer messaging to portray a seemingly limitless indulgence of a person as a youth.

The collection also deliberates the tendency of the youth to engage on trivial pursuits just to hold a fleeting power and gain momentary recognition in order to feed its egoistic cravings. The work of Bea Gison may have revealed a youth engaged on a self-conversation through a series of drawings with titles ranging from statements and queries. 

The art pieces shared by the eight artists also attempts to illustrate the predominant attitude on today’s youth considering the everyday challenges that they encounter in life and how technology is shaping collective knowledge.

A viewer may find these themes in the work of Bonito entitled: CCTV: Sipsip sa Tabi; Sisi sa Tabi and in Mating Namo’s In the Middle of Zoning Out.

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