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Thursday, June 25, 2009

JOSEF LAUREANO @ 13:52 GAWA DOS


Consciousness. At the onset we transact with that which we cannot figure out; the ideas that materialize in mind that baffle us, grasp us in awe and agitate us . . . for it is the resolution of these ideas that can grant us the things necessary to keep us alive. Such was the predicament of Josef Laureano. Ever the introspective introvert Laureano beguiles in the bewitching and overpowering rendering of his passion and anguish on his canvases laced with the subdued yet academic language of abstraction. It is to unshackle with acrylic paint that which is unpicturable.

TRANSITION. The blacks, the whites, the neutrals and a conceptual scheme are a characteristic of Laureano. The bold gestural brushwork, almost Zen-like, creeps over his canvases with studied form and composition. Painterly yet poignant, visually engaging but calm. His solitude buffers the value for space, imparting visual poetry almost like a haiku.

THIS WAY PLEASE. To comprehend the meaning behind an artwork is to decipher the artist. We draw parallels between the maker and the painting and the marriage of both as an art form. In understanding Laureano, there is a weaving of a relationship between artist and artwork, place and position, contemporary wandering and immediate environment, covert and overt, motion and emotion drawn from his personal experiences. Laureano points towards the direction; we follow his footpaths.

FUEGO. There is no room for hesitation. Laureano takes center stage. Firm in resolve. Unfaltering in commitment. After 13;52 Gawa Dos, we dig more into his psyche on his first solo exhibit. No backing out. Ready. Aim. Fire.

UNTITLED. Abstractions and visual poetry. Not much words necessary. Josef Laureano.


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