Saturday, July 25, 2015

Kidlat de Guia's woven art

Kidlat De Guia is a photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in the Philippines. He is best known for a body of work that mixes different media as well as traditional with contemporary art-making techniques.

The selected images in this post were part of his Woven into Being exhibition, which took place a fews weeks ago at the Galeria Duemila in Pasay City. This series of portraits deals with the idea of blending modern photography with the indigenous art of weaving to produce geometric tapestries with tile-like look.

Working with his stock of photos taken during trips and fieldwork around the Philippines, Kidlat creates double vistas through the cutting, splicing, and weaving of the pictures. The results are rivetingly composite and texturized layers of photographic images that disclose an alternate reality.

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