Feb 2023

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Talks Tent, Roofdeck

Landscapes, Mindscapes & Inscapes

Faye Abantao, Mark Andy Garcia, Raymond Guevarra, and Peter Zimmerman | Moderated by Boots Herrera


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Landscapes, Mindscapes & Inscapes

In the works of Faye Abantao, Mark Andy Garcia, Raymond Guevarra, and Peter Zimmermann the real and imaginary meld together to construct new terrains. These featured artists will talk about the concept of their special project for AFP 2023 and new trajectories of their respective art practices.

About the Speaker/s
Faye Abantao is a visual artist who was born and raised in Bacolod, Negros Occidental. Largely self-taught, Faye collects and deconstructs archival prints and expands their imagery with a cluster of disciplines which include origami, digital collage, image transfer and painting. In an overlapping sequence, the string of procedures begins with a camera and culminates with paint and brushes, giving her imagery their distinct visual form.


Mark Andy Garcia’s work has been labeled as intuitive, naive, gestural, and expressionist; the marks and textures on the canvases leave evidence of the painter’s hand, presence, and persona. Painting for Garcia is a reflective practice, painfully honest at times. Without having to retell his experiences on his canvases, landscapes, sunflowers, and figures in interiors become representations of the inner self. Oil paint, his medium of choice, becomes a substance for inscribing his seasons, joys, crises, or moments of gratefulness, all the while acknowledging the relationship of the flesh to the eternal. It is in these ways that Garcia bridges the gap between faith and work in unexpected ways.


Raymond Guevarra is a Valenzuela-based visual artist who specializes in sculpture and mechanical mixed media. Each artwork is a modular time capsule, a microcosm of pop culture that incorporates Filipino 90s toys as well as Western-influenced knick-knacks that trigger nostalgia for a pre-smart technology generation. Guevarra also includes cutouts of famous Filipino celebrities and other telenovela characters from the 80s and 90s television age as if to remind us that they were a part of our daily life--even if just in the background.


Peter Zimmermann makes epoxy paintings that explore the visual effects of surface and material through glossy pour-like shapes of rich colors. His amorphous forms prompt endless interpretation, the depth and density of his materials creating visceral effects of shifting light and color, heightened by layered airbrushing. For source materials, Zimmermann repurposes book covers and old paintings, and uses Photoshop filters to manipulate found images from the Internet into unidentifiable abstractions. Zimmermann's work is to be found in numerous private and public collections, including Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Peter Zimmermann lives and works in Cologne, Germany


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