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High Notes

  • Start

    24 June 2011
  • End

    24 July 2011
  • Artists

    Antonio Segui, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Pat Andrea, Vladimir Velickovic
  • Gallery

    Altro Mondo • Arte Contemporanea, 3rd Level Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City

High Notes surveys the work of four visual artists who have gained recognition for the stalwart work with which they have helped blaze the trail for new directions in figurative representation in visual art. The new figuration movement that these artists helped develop in the Sixties was a reaction to the outbreak of abstract expressionism that had all but abandoned the human figure in its imagery. The movement was, in a nutshell, a way of saying that there was life yet in the idiom of figurative representation and if the work of these artists is anything to go by, that claim rings true to this day.

— Antares Gomez Bartolome