Hour At The Museum: Adobo Country, Taksu Gallery

Twisted Nature (2016)
Twisted Nature (2016)PHOTOS: TAKSU SINGAPORE

The Adobo Country exhibition by Taksu Gallery brings together contemporary works by 10 artists that reflect the Philippines' diverse culture, one that has been influenced by its former colonial masters and South-east Asian neighbours.

TWISTED NATURE (2016)
By Demi Padua, mixed media on canvas, 122x183cm

The artist designed this work based on the idea of how humans view animals voyeuristically in settings such as the circus. He says: "The time will come when these animals will be swallowed by our desire and not recognised by future generations as lifeforms."

UNTITLED 2 (2016)
By Gino Bueza, acrylic on canvas, 91x122cm

With this work, which is filled with parts of images and different layers, the artist wants to challenge the idea of content and how a viewer comprehends a painting.

PAINT ON THING 3 (2014)
By Lindsey Lee, acrylic oil on canvas, 41x61cm

The artist created this painting that resembles a three-dimensional sculpture as he likes to visualise the entire process of creating the artwork, from the preparation of materials to the actual painting.

THE BEAUTY OF HISTORY IS THAT IT DOES NOT STAY IN ONE PLACE (2010)
By Norberto Roldan, assemblage with found objects, 183x244cm

This artwork - fashioned out of objects such as vintage jewellery boxes, beauty compacts and mirrors - explores how objects take on their own meaning and how memories can never fully be recalled or known, says the artist.

HEART (2016)
By Pete Jimenez, steel, 71x86x20cm

For this piece, the artist, who enjoys working with discarded materials, discovered some vintage steel mattings in the house of an antique dealer. He cut them into squares with holes and put them together into the shape of a heart.

A FRACTION OF 8 MILLIONTH (SERIES) (2016)
By Atsuko Yamagata, Indian ink, white glue on handmade pina paper, 14x10cm

This artwork is created out of paper made from pineapple fibre that the artist found in a village in Northern Luzon in the Philippines. Its creation was inspired by the worship of nature in Shinto, an indigenous Japanese faith.

WHERE: 01-72 Workloft at Chip Bee, 43 Jalan Merah Saga MRT: Holland Village WHEN: Till Oct 2, 10am to 7pm (Tuesday to Saturday), noon to 6pm (Sunday), closed on Monday and public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.taksu.com

Lee Jian Xuan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2016, with the headline 'Hour At The Museum'. Print Edition | Subscribe