Arndt Art Agency
ASIA NOW PARIS 2017
18.10. - 22.10.17
Solo presentation and book launch at ASIA NOW Paris Art Fair 2017
9 Avenue Hoche, 75008, Paris, France
Date: Friday the 20th of October, 12pm
Location: Arndt Art Agency Booth: A104
Book title: Marina Cruz: Breathing Patterns
Hardcover, 95 pages, English, ISBN: 978-3-95476-194-4
A3 Founder, Matthias Arndt, will be present to discuss the book and the artist's practice.
Philippine artist Marina Cruz explores the central topic of dress brought to life through masterfully executed oil paintings. Her works explore ideas concerning fragility, beauty and memory via imagery of clothing.
Cruz's motifs feature handmade family heirloom dresses and fabric that draw upon ancestral connections. Bearing the story of manual craftsmanship and the invisible wearers’ imprint on garments, Cruz's paintings allude to, yet are devoid of the human figure. Her compositions allow for close analysis of sections of material such as its patterning, its folds, its flow and rhythm, but also its imperfections; the tears and edges that highlight the fabric’s construction.
Born in 1982, in Bulacan, Philippines, Marina Cruz completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Cruz was awarded Grand Prize Winner at the Philippine Art Awards in 2008 and has since exhibited widely throughout the Asia-Pacific region at institutions such as: the Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; The Lopez Museum, Manila, Philippines; and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines. In 2017, a monographic publication "Breathing Patterns" was published by DISTANZ publishing house surveying the artist's practice.