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Arts Culture Ayala Museum Celebrates 49 Years of Gus Albor

Ayala Museum Celebrates 49 Years of Gus Albor

Ayala Museum Celebrates 49 Years of Gus Albor
By Marga Manlapig
November 26, 2018
Occupying two galleries, the upcoming exhibition presents the largest number of the award-winning artist’s works

Best known for his thought-provoking minimalist pieces, artist Gus Albor takes the spotlight this month thanks to a unique retrospective at the Ayala Museum in Makati.

Titled Territory, the exhibition celebrates Albor’s 49-year-long artistic career and features what is considered the largest number of his works in a single space: nearly 200 individual pieces spread across two galleries. Along with a selection of oil canvases, large-scale sculptures, and mixed-media installations done between 1969 and 2018, Territory will also present several figurative illustrations that show the full range of Albor’s cognitive and tactile dissertations.

According to renowned art critic Cid Reyes, “The  art  of  Albor  had  to  surmount  the  pleasurable  sensuous  treatment  of  his  canvases,  his  fine  eye  for  the  distinct  subtleties  of  texture  and  light,  sensitive  to  the  stirrings  of  fluid  pigment  and  the  impulses  of  his  hand.    While  many  abstract  artists  may  contend  that  they  are  creating  artworks  as  objects,  [he] regards  his  paintings  as  emanations  of  his  conviction  and  concepts,  indeed  an  exposition  of  his  existence.”

The 70-year-old Albor is an alumnus of the University of the East (UE) where he attended the School of Music and Fine Arts. He also attended the West Surrey College of Fine Art in England under the auspices of a British Council study grant. He has received numerous awards from across the globe and his work has been shown in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States.

                 

Territory opens to the public on 28 November and will be on display until 10 February 2019.

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