Monday, September 7, 2015

Elly Giron's paintings explore sensuality

Eleanor Giron is a Filipina artist whose paintings invite viewers to languish in their sensual imagery. The strength of her portraits lie in their realism — how she captures both gesture and texture on canvas — creating compelling depictions of her subjects. A graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, Elly produces illustrations and paintings in her Quezon City studio. Modern Love, her solo exhibition at the Pinto Art Museum, will run until October 8, 2015.

From her Artist Statement:
"Through the use of painting figures, portraits, textured backgrounds I want to deconstruct visually what love is for us now, or for what we perceive it to be. What is it really, what are it's colors, what are the faces and gestures we make, what colors do we see and how do we translate the feelings visually? If we can see it we can better understand and dissect it's meaning or how it makes us feel, because then maybe we can say, "This facial expression, gesture, texture, color is much like this feeling I cannot describe." A picture at still says a thousand words." 

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