What or who do you come home to? This captivating question surrounds all nine artworks in ‘I’m Coming Home,’ contemporary artist Ricky Ambagan’s first solo exhibition at Salcedo Private View, the gallery and private sale subsidiary of premier auction house Salcedo Auctions, as part of the activities to mark its 10th anniversary this year.
Ambagan is best known for his ability to merge compelling narratives with his technical artistic skill. In ‘I’m Coming Home,’ he takes viewers on a visual tour through the highly intimate experiences of leaving, returning, separating, and remembering. The exhibition opens on Saturday, 24 October, 2-5PM and runs daily (except Sundays and Mondays) through Saturday, 14 November, 10AM-6PM daily (4pm Saturdays). The show features nine canvas works depicting charmingly detailed scenes of children surrounded by artifacts and mementoes that look almost as if they’d been pulled out of a story book. The effect is purely intentional. Ambagan’s choice of displaying his artworks within ‘maleta’ or ‘luggage’ frames gives a new, positive meaning to the idea of carrying personal baggage. He celebrates the interior drama of these experiences with brightly detailed theatrical works – memories unpacked with charm, whimsy, and nostalgia.
As part of the exhibition, sheets of paper will be hung next to each painting, and visitors will be invited to write down their own personal experiences or thoughts when looking at the work, which will be collated by Ambagan in preparation for a future project.
From 21 October- 14 November, art connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike have the option to view the show both digitally at salcedoauctions.com and physically at Salcedo Auctions, NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
‘I’m Coming Home’ is co-presented by Salcedo Auctions’ 10th Anniversary Exclusive Bank Partner HSBC Premier.
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