By Cid Reyes
Jemina Reyes opens her solo exhibition billed as “Lost in Translation” at the Ricco Renzo Galleries and Caffe on October 16.
The title of the show alludes to the famous quotation of the American poet Robert Frost: “Poetry is what is lost in translation.” In these recent works, Jemina, an avowed Abstract Expressionist, reflects on the queen of all flowers, the rose. The subject references Shakespeare’s line, addressed by Juliet to her Romeo: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet.” The artist’s trademark feathery brushstrokes swirl gently, forming the shape, density and texture of roses. Male and female figures embody the artwork’s romantic dynamics.
Jemina Reyes states her artistic principle: “My art is when the canvas hears the expression of my soul.”
“Lost in Translation” is on view till Nov. 6. For inquiries: 0927-3244013.
The Ricco Renzo Galleries and Caffe are located at the LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air, Makati City. www. rccorenzo.com