Portable Apparitions

Exhibit Dates: October 5th to 16th 2016

Sherwin Villano’s “Portable Apparitions” reflects his fascination with the meditative process of creating artwork using found objects and materials that result in new and independent forms. His use of thousands of nylon strings is juxtaposed onto line drawings on paper, meticulously woven to produce a constant vibration in encased movement. Each piece illicits an optical manifestation of entities falling apart and coming together instantaneously. They tackle recurring themes in Villano’s work: lone figures in seemingly featureless backgrounds –  the artist’s existential explorations of man’s relationship with the world.

Sherwin studied Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines – College of Baguio. He previously collaborated with 2015 Pollock and Krasner Foundation Awardee Nolet Soliven for “Words I Never Said” at West Gallery in Quezon City, Philippines. He  received the grand prize at the Shell National Students Art Competition (1999) and was a finalist at the Metrobank Arts and Design Excellence Oil Category (2002). His past group exhibitions include “Kiwar Norte” in Makati City, Metro Manila as well as “In a Nutshell” and “Erotic Art” in Baguio City.

Villano is currently based in General Santos City, Mindanao and divides his time between creating mixed media artworks and painting the local landscapes en plein air.