Saturday, May 17, 2008

Last Shot | Plastic Installation

At a nearby mall, plastic (fiberglass?) sculptures of strange creatures are installed in its Art Center. One of my favorite artists, Ronald Ventura, once more fuses his impeccable realistic technique with eerie and undeniably thought-provoking concepts.

Ventura's exhibit "Zoomanities" features quite a number of figures that are part human, part beast and some part technology. One installation features 75 sculptures layered in a clear casing, i.e. 15 pieces holding up the next layer with an acrylic sheet.

The installation that caught my attention is this reinterpretation of Anthony Gromley's Angel of the North. The falling angel with his head on the clouds... Simply amazing. Bravo.

The painting and sculpture installation exhibit runs until May 20 at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.