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Exhibition

Street Bytes

Exhibiting Artists: Norman Dreo

Venue: Utterly Art 20B Mosque Street > venue details

Dates: 25 Jul 2013 - 04 Aug 2013

Filipino artist Norman Dreo pioneered the use of computer motherboards in paintings of technological cities, which incorporated computer chips and circuitry in the daily goings-on of a large hive of people in frenetic activity. In Street Bytes, Norman now zooms in on street-level smaller gatherings of urban activities, giving tribute along the way to the origin of creativity and imagination in children, which is so essential to the success of technological innovation. The artist continues incorporating technological blueprints and plans as omnipresent design elements to underline the inseparable nature of man and his inventions in today’s cities.

Artist’s Statement:
Roaming around city streets can be a great visual experience in seeing the different stalls, business opportunities, events, labour for work, and most of all the people that give life to each situation. As we live together with machines to microchips, I want to show how deeply integrated technology can be in our daily lives and use it as a natural layout to shape my canvas pictures.

My paintings on technology subjects started when I had my first computer at home and discovered the motherboard inside the CPU casing or housing. I may use the computer metal housing as a room enclosure, or technology images, gadgets, sketches and plans in my paintings as a background wall design to each scene. Technology is so much a part of what we do today - it is our background, our future, it allows us to enjoy life on whatever course it leads us.



Exhibited Works

Garahe (Garage)

2013

77cm x 122.5cm
Oil on canvas
S$5100

Peking Duck

2013

122cm x 77cm
Oil on canvas
S$4800

Sa Likod ng Obra 03 (Back to Art 03)

2013

122cm x 77cm
Oil on canvas
SOLD

Field Trip

2013

61cm x 46cm each
Oil on canvas pentaptych
SOLD

Food Hub

2013

46cm x 61cm
Oil on canvas
SOLD

Cradle

2013

61cm x 46cm
Oil on canvas
S$2300

Tik and Tak

2013

61cm x 46cm
Oil on canvas
S$2300

Artist

  • Norman Dreo

    Philippines

    Norman Dreo (born 1970) topped the talent test upon entering the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines in the mid-80s. His art has been exhibited extensively in the Philippines, Singapore, Vermont, USA and in Europe. He has won several prizes at the Metrobank National Art Competition, Art Association of the Philippines and Ateneo Art Awards. In 2000, he was awarded Juror’s Choice at the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards in Singapore and the Philippine

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