11 october - 09 november 2012
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The University of the Philippines Vargas Museum (UPVM) presents Drawing On Board, an exhibition by Daniel “Dansoy” Coquilla, which will formally open on October 11, 2012, Thursday, 4PM at the North Wing Gallery of the Museum.
 
Drawing On Board is an installation and performance art project by Coquilla. A salvaged one-piece jeepney overhead suspended from the ceiling of the gallery serves both as his drawing board and installation piece. Inspired by his previous top view or “tingala” paintings about everyday life and street culture, it engages the audience as they gaze up to see the work and their own reflection in mirrors attached to the board. The viewers then become the subjects in this situation while they mirror the people depicted in his “tingala” piece. Furthermore, Coquilla shows his fascination with multimedia techniques by documenting the art process, consisting of a sequence of drawing sessions, with a time-lapse record of work in progress from October 1 to 10, which is open to the public as part of the performance.
 
Daniel “Dansoy” Coquilla (b. 1970) majored in painting at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, where he also received the UP Gawad Chanselor Para sa Sining Biswal in 1998. Known for his “from the top” view of scenes from everyday life, he represents faces looking at the viewer as one looks at, and into, the painting’s details. His works, as well as his titles, are whimsical and at times satirical, reflecting his very nature. He won major awards from the Art Association of the Philippines Annual Painting Competition (1996), Philip Morris 4th ASEAN Art Awards (1997), and Winsor and Newton Worldwide Millennium Painting Competition (1999) among others. In 2006, he was one of the recipients of the Thirteen Artists Award by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He has exhibited his works in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. He currently works as video editor at the UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED) Audiovisual Group.
 

 

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Installation Photos

Click here to view the album of installation photos.