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LIFE. ART. MOTION

LIFE. ART. MOTION
Peter Abordo | Oliver Marquez

October 22 -29
Art Circle Gallery Shangri-la Mall


 “LIFE IS AN EXERCISE IN EXAGGERATION”
To an animator, life is an exercise in exaggeration. Conventional notions of form,
posture, expression, and body language take a backseat; to denote movement,
one must be willing to push, to squash, to distort. Animators-turned-artists Peter
Abordo and Oliver Marquez have embraced their discipline and craft, transferring
from the animator’s drawing board to the elegance of canvas, capturing motion in
a still frame.
"DVD"; Peter Abordo; 36" x 72"; Oil on Canvas
LIFE IN THE STREETS
There is an abundance of movement and richness found in Abordo’s everyday
social scenes. His depictions of everyday city life – flower and fruit vendors,
talipapas, jeepneys – are mixed with the fanciful and frivolous – carousels, and
carnivals. There is strange comfort to be found in his liminal spaces, and he
captures the energy and life in the most unlikely of themes and subjects.
"Callalily"; Oliver Marquez 24" x 36"; Acrylic on Canvas
MUSIC IN THE CANVAS
Marquez acts and paints on instinct, opting for spontaneity to premeditation.
Animation taught him to understand the rhythm of a piece, a certain path that
ebbs and flows. His works temper motion and music into one, where he
orchestrates a single coherent theme, and his figures perform various notes,
tones, and tempo of varying pose, expression, and composition.