Jigger Cruz

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Via Lucchini 10, 6900 , Lugano, Switzerland
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ore 17

Jigger Cruz
arte contemporanea, personale

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Primo Marella Gallery Lugano is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of the filipino artist Jigger Cruz, one of the most interesting artist of the Asian art scene.
Born in 1984, Manila, Philippines, he lives and works in Manila. Jigger Cruz’s art practice is characterized by his idea to play with defacement and vandalization, making use of the oil color, the spray paint and the rough interventions on the canvases, which he uses to burn and, in some cases, even to cut. Each artwork springs from a painted canvas, where Cruz copies the Flemish and Post-Renaissance masters. Apparently without a logical scheme, the artist applies the dense oil colour layer by layer. Not hiding, rather mystifying the classical backdrop. The hereby explore the concept of failure in the visual dialogue between utter surface and inner content, between past and present, figuration and abstraction. The figures of the classical paintings that transpire below, remind the viewer of the painstaking pictorial activity and the artistic historical baggage of the contemporary painter.
Jigger Cruz is a young Philippine artist already listed in the international auction houses in the world. He studied Fine Arts at the Far Eastern University in the Philippines and design at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.