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Exhibiting Artists: Michael Cacnio

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

Dates: 08 Jul 2010 - 18 Jul 2010

“The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon”

- song by Jimmy Webb (1967) as recorded by The 5th Dimension

The new balloon series of Michael Cacnio bears all the favourite hallmarks which have made the sculptor much beloved of his collectors – animated figures engaged in breathless activity, a sense of warm nostalgia, the evocation of a smile through humour or familiar recognition, and a sense of wonder at the effortless embodiment of figures suspended mid-air that hardly seem anchored to any conceivable means of support. UP! affords the sculptor new dimensions in the physical expressions of his characters now engaged in gravity-defying stunts arising from their inflatable pursuits. Pairing his stalwart brass with colour-saturated Pyrex glass, Michael innovates delightful new scenarios which keep his figures, as well as his audience’s spirits, UP!


  • Michael Cacnio


    Nearly twenty years in the art scene, TOYM (The Outstanding Young Men) Philippines 2006 awardee Michael Cacnio is considered to be one of the country’s finest brass sculptors today. Since his graduation from Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines in 1991, he has made himself much beloved as a sculptor of the everyday Filipino, depicting children playing traditional games, workers engaged in cheerful and industrious labour, tender scenes between parent and child or people facing the dil

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