Art Lozano's 'Vintage Beauty' at ArtistSpace
The exhibition Vintage Beauty is a follow-up to visual artist Art Lozano’s previous show entitled Abandoned Beauty.
In the said exhibit, the artist painted a favorite subject—automobiles—that rest in unlikely environments. While the show succeeded in establishing the harmonious co-existence between the subject and its derelict environs, the exhibit undeniably evoked melancholy and solitude, through the prevailing theme of neglect.
In Vintage Beauty, he paints his subject alive — still rolling and working to provide the mobility which the enthusiast of the subject enjoys tirelessly. Instead of revealing marks of age and wear, the exhibit highlights buffed hoods, glinting glass and waxed tires, qualities of endurance, fortitude, and strength. Moreover, the subject no longer belongs to the woods and ruins but is a living member of a vibrant community.
By portraying the machine as if it was a living thing, the exhibition celebrates the everlasting relationship between the man and his machine — as iconic as ever.
Lozano is a visual artist from Ilocos and a member of the renowned Baguio-based Tam-Awan Artist Group. He has received various recognitions for his works from prestigious competitions such as the AAP Annual Art Competition, MetroBank Art and Design Excellence National Competition, GSIS Art Award, and the Philip Morris Art Award. He has also participated in many international art expositions such as: the Philippine Korea Art Exchange in South Korea (2012), and the Tsunami Experience (Japan Tragedy) in Singapore (2011).
Vintage Beauty runs until April 23 at ArtistSpace, Ayala Museum, Makati avenue corner De la Rosa street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City.