“A Visual Journal…” is Janos Delacruz’ first NCCA Gallery solo show. The exhibition will open on July 6, 2017 at 4pm. Delacruz aptly calls his process ‘visual journaling’ as articulated in illustration, printmaking and painting. As a momentary register of space and time, the pursuit is to communicate, monitor and perhaps imitate the essence(s) of printmaking vis-à-vis the anecdotes of the artist. The project is a meditation on the labors of the contemporary printmaker living in an immediate, fast and open world, now filled with many other media of expressions that intersect and thrive among the wealth of social, political and economic categories.
The prints, paintings and photocopies are graphic citations of the artist’s generation who resist-exploit the power of labels and classifications. “A Visual Journal…” also makes use of the progressive and omissive tense of the ellipsis, a heedful declaration of focus as thought, speech and action decelerate or deviate from the conventional cadence. The static images from the prints are accompanied by a video documentation as an ambient prompt of the artist’s interminable attention to his craft outside the fixed moment and inert atmosphere of the white cube.
Delacruz (b. 1985) finished his Bachelor in Fine Arts, Major in Advertising at the University of Santo Tomas. He received citations for his works in several national art competitions, to name a few: Art Association of the Philippines Annual, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ Tanaw and Philippine Art Awards. He also participated in group shows in Manila, New York, Singapore and Taiwan.
“A Visual Journal…” will be on view until July 30, 2017 from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm. Appointments for viewing can be done by sending a message to the NCCA Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.