MANILA—ArtistsSpace and Ysobel Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Rotary Club Makati West (RCMW) and Pedro Brewcrafters, present “Surviving the Burning Fields,” the solo exhibition of Tristram Miravalles.
The exhibition will be from June 3 to 15 at the Ayala Museum Gallery, Makati Ave., Makati City, where the artist paints a strange, dissonant and corrupt world and impresses on the idea of futility.
Big-hearted Miravalles, aside from expressing creativity, also serves as a fundraiser, with a percentage of the exhibition’s proceeds going to the Art Beat project of the Rotary Club Makati West (RCMW).
Art Beat is under the Alay Sining fundraising initiative of the club which raises funds in conjunction with the Gift of Life (GOL) offering free medical attention to children suffering congenital heart disease (CHD).
Miravelles unconsciously summons the idea of the absurd where the pursuit for the meaning of life and the uncertainty of finding an answer is expressed in how his characters pine and struggle for a place and meaning in an irrational world.
The exhibition constructs a world that is in a perpetual melee and surveys themes of life and death, human conditions, and limitations, freedoms, and volitions, as well as subjectivities, and agencies.
It sets itself in a dyspeptic environment full of transgressions and malevolent activities fixating on substance abuse as witnessed by the artist.
The exhibition locates itself in the immediate reality basking in the peculiarities of experiences operating on personal and social contradictions.
It is a registry of Miravalles’ observations of the chaos that besiege him and his trepidations regarding his position in all of these.
Miravalles hails from Bacolod City, the City of Smiles. He took Fine Arts and studied Painting at the La Consolacion College, Bacolod City.
Since completing his degree in 2008, he has joined various group exhibitions and mounted a number of solo shows locally and abroad.
Locally, he has been represented by established art institutions such as the Negros Museum (Bacolod), Boston Gallery, Blanc, and Ysobel Art Gallery in Manila, to name a few.
Overseas, he has brought his works to Australia, Malaysia, and Indonesia through collective exhibitions.
He has also been a recipient of several art grants from the following organizations: IILM School of Design (Delhi, India in 2015), HOM Art Trans (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2014) and SAGE Residency (Jogjakarta, Indonesia in 2013.
Admission is free to the public.
For inquiries, call Isobel Gallery at 09285071117/09332227952/5764758 or email ArtistSpace.