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Exhibition

TV

Exhibiting Artists: Neil Manalo

Venue: Utterly Art 229A South Bridge Road > venue details

Dates: 04 Dec 2008 - 14 Dec 2008

Once upon a time in a not too distant past, when "cable" literally meant strong rope or wire and was not synonymous to HBO, and when YouTube denoted a second person and a cylinder for liquid transmission, and was not synonymous to "broadcasting yourself", there was the almighty Television. More commonly dubbed the TV, and known to mankind as the most dominant, effective and influential method for information dissemination and image sharing, TV is still the people's cheapest form of entertainment which has evolved into a culture of its own. In this fashion, Neil Manalo returns to the theme 16 years after his first artwork depicting the overwhelming effects of TV viewing (Nag bilang sumingit ang tagapagparangal / Then the presenter suddenly interrupts, 1992, acrylic on canvas, 6x10 ft. Permanent Collection of the Singapore Art Museum)

"TV"
features Manalo's latest series of representational works, showcasing the intensity and effectiveness of television to its audience and the viewers' immediate response and reaction. Manalo appropriates scenarios of TV watching as common human experiences that show the viewers' sincere raw emotions of being aggressively indulged, melodramatically involved and humorously engaged to a television program. More so, he presents each work as a situational analysis that defines the viewer's cultural condition.



Exhibited Works

Father and Son

2008

122cm x 152cm
Acrylic on Canvas
SGD$6875

Characterization

2008

122cm x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
SGD$5350

Gossipers

2008

122cm x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
SGD$5350

Fighters

2008

122cm x 152cm
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Sizzling News

2008

122cm x 244cm
Acrylic on canvas
SGD$9700

Pollution

2008

122cm x 91cm
Acrylic on canvas
SGD$4100

Parental Guidance

2008

122cm x 91cm
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Artist

  • Neil Manalo

    Philippines

    A recipient of various prestigious national and regional art awards, Neil Arriola Manalo graduated from the Far Eastern University Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts (Manila) in 1990. He was a recipient of the Thirteen Artists Award by the Cultural Centre of the Philippines in 2000. Manalo twice represented the Philippines at the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards (1995,1998). He also won Jurors' Choice and Finalist (1996 and 1997) distinctions in the annual Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards.

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