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News 2016

NEWS 2016:

I am now represented by 1335Mabini Gallery. For inquiries and studio visits please contact the gallery at: info@1335mabini.com
Follow me on Instagram: @ernestconcepcion

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 2016

July 9 – 30:¬†Can’t Sit Still, a solo exhibition of abstract paintings based on still lives at Tin-Aw Gallery. Opens on July 9, Saturday, 6PM. For more info check out the website at¬†www.tin-aw.com¬†, email: info@tin-aw.com or Phone: +632 892 7522. Tin-Aw is located at the Upper Ground Floor of Somerset Olympia Bldg. Makati Avenue, Makati City. Hours: Mon – Sat, 10:00am – 6:00pm

September 15 – November 13
: Mars Ravelo: 100 Years, a group exhibition celebrating Ravelo’s Centennial Celebration at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Mars Ravelo was a Filipino graphic novelist who created the characters Darna, Dyesebel, Captain Barbell, Lastikman, Bondying, Varga, Wanted: Perfect Mother, Hiwaga, Maruja, Mariposa, Roberta, Rita, Buhay Pilipino, Jack and Jill, Flash Bomba, Tiny Tony, and Dragonna among others. I will be doing a painting of the iconic Darna! The opening reception will be on October 9. Details to follow.

September 17 Р28: Unprecedented Views, a solo exhibition of new landscape paintings at Ysobel Gallery. Opens on September 17, Saturday, 6PM. Ysobel Gallery is located at 2nd Floor Serendra, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00 am Р9:00 pm. You can contact them via email: mark.sancheztiongco@gmail.com or Phone: +632 576 4758


I’ll be showing new paintings at Tin-Aw Gallery! Opens on July 9, Saturday, 6PM: I’ll be having a talk on July 23. Hope to see you there!

News 2015

NEWS 2015:

I have been selected as one of the recipients of the 2015 CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) Thirteen Artists Awards. Awesome! Check out the announcement on this link.

I am now represented by 1335Mabini Gallery. For inquiries and studio visits please contact the gallery at: info@1335mabini.com


RECENT PRESS:

Samito Jalbuena of the BusinessMirror reviews my recent portrait paintings exhibited at Altro Mondo Gallery. Check out the article here or visit the link online.

STATUS MAGAZINE‘s April 2015 Beat Issue just featured my works! Check out the article¬†here.

My representative gallery,¬†Light & Space Contemporary, had a successful run at the recent Art Stage Singapore in January 2015. I sold out my paintings at the booth! One of my works was featured in Singapore’s¬†STRAATOSPHEREas one the highlights of the fair. Check out the list¬†here.

Pickled Matter: New Faces of Contemporary Art: An essential guide for anyone interested in contemporary art. This publication is designed to showcase works by highly anticipated, emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. This 1st volume is featuring some of my paintings! Now available at Amazon.com. Check out pages of the book here.

Attack Ebisu, a Tokyo-based web project featured my Sprawl series of paintings. Check it out here.


 

News 2014

NEWS 2014:

Currently in Manila, Philippines working on a solo exhibition for the¬†Vargas Museum¬†on June, 2014. I recently moved in to a sprawling new studio at¬†Light & Space Contemporary¬†as a resident artist from January till July 2014. For inquiries and studio visits, just let me know ūüôā
I will be back in New York mid-2014. See you soon!!

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS:


The Triumph of Philippine Art
, a group exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Exhibition runs till April 13, 2014. I am showing two of my epic works on paper for this show. For more information click here.

Excessive Projections, a group exhibition at Light & Space Contemporary, Quezon City, Philippines. Exhibition runs till April 20, 2014. I am showing a new series of portraits for this show. For more information click here.


RECENT PRESS:

The Importance of Being Earnest, a review of my Invasion of Ona drawing series by Samito Jalbuena for the BusinessMirror. To view the article click here.

The Latest Art From New York, a review of my solo exhibition, THE SPRAWL in the BusinessMirror written by Samito Jalbuena. View the article here.

Attack Ebisu, a Tokyo-based web project featured my Sprawl series of paintings. Check it out here!

A Constellation of Identities, Winking and Shifting
, a review of our exhibition at El Museo Del Barrio’s 2013 LA BIENAL written by Holland Cotter.¬†“In El Museo’s lobby, a wall drawing by Ernest Concepcion, born in 1977 in the Philippines, depicts El Museo and buildings farther east caught up in a kind of whirlwind. It’s a fantastic image, out of a digital disaster film, but with a grain of factuality: the barrio really is being blown apart by gentrification.”¬†To read the full article click¬†here.

Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings, a book by Matt Bua & Max Goldfarb included one of my drawings. It is now available on Amazon.com.


New Portraits: Oil and enamel on canvas, 2014
Moved in to my new studio at Light & Space Contemporary: January 2014, Quezon City, Philippines

News 2013

NEWS 2013

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

The Sprawl
November 7 ‚Äď December 2, 2013
Art Informal Gallery
Manila, Philippines
For more info click here

The Awkward Inevitable
A new series of more than 20 paintings.
May 25 ‚Äď July 30, 2013
Gallery 13
Minneapolis, Minnesota

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

February 22 – June 3, 2013
Pop Up Artshop
Cra 54 # 68-169
Barranquilla, Colombia
For more info click here.

Eye On The Storm
March 1 ‚Äď April 13, 2013
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery
8099 College Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida
You can download the catalog here.
and
June 13 ‚Äď July 26, 2013
Housatonic Museum of Art
900 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport, Connecticut
For more information click here.

Benefit Auction in support of Advancing Human Rights (AHR)

Ten artists selected to show alongside Ai Wei Wei in support of Advancing Human Rights’ efforts to promote social activism.
The pieces are created specifically for this event, with oppression and struggle as the core concept of the work.
April 30, 2013
AW ASIA
545 West 25th Street, Floor 7, New York, NY

Here Is Where We Jump: El Museo del Barrio’s 2013 Bienal

June 11 ‚Äď January 4, 2014
El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue, New York, NY

The Indifference of Wisdom
June 14 ‚Äď July 12, 2013
NURTUREart
Brooklyn, NY
A group exhibition on the theme ‘transgression personified’ opening on June 14.


 

PRESS

The Latest Art From New York, a review of my solo exhibition, THE SPRAWL in the BusinessMirror written by Samito Jalbuena. View the article here.

A Constellation of Identities, Winking and Shifting
, a review of our exhibition at El Museo Del Barrio’s 2013 LA BIENAL written by Holland Cotter.¬†“In El Museo’s lobby, a wall drawing by Ernest Concepcion, born in 1977 in the Philippines, depicts El Museo and buildings farther east caught up in a kind of whirlwind. It’s a fantastic image, out of a digital disaster film, but with a grain of factuality: the barrio really is being blown apart by gentrification.”¬†To read the full article click¬†here.

Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings, a book by Matt Bua & Max Goldfarb included one of my drawings. It is now available on Amazon.com.

Gang of Five, a book by Ninotchka Rosca included a couple of my paintings. For more info click here.

Satellite, a biannual Toronto-based magazine focusing on cities, culture and politics featured my works. For details click here.

Contemporary Art Philippines Magazine did a feature on me detailing about my Manila shows and being a NY-based Filipino artist. View the article here.

Here is an awesome review about my solo exhibition, PUSO + DAGA, on the BusinessMirror. View the article here.

A full-page article about my work and art practice came out on Manila Bulletin. View the article here.

Tales from New York: In the End, a Good Story Is All That Remains, my group exhibition at Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto, Canada is featured on artesmagazine.com. The article contains very good write ups about each artist. Check it out here.

MY work is featured in the Winter-Spring Edition of CAROUSEL #28, a Canadian-based art magazine. To see the image click here. To go to the Carousel site, click here.

My work, ‚ÄúThe Invasion of Brainyack‚ÄĚ at the¬†Rockland Center for the Arts, was featured in the¬†NY Times! Check out the article¬†here.

Writer and art afficionado, Alice Sarmiento wrote an article about me for UNO Magazine, July 2011 issue. Check it out here.

The INVASION OF ONA drawings were featured in METRO Home & Entertaining Magazine in the Philippines. Check it out here.

You can now download THE RECLUSE #4, an annual publication from the Poetry Project of which I did the cover. Click here.

PODCAST RADIO INTERVIEW, January 14, 2013
You can now listen to my podcast radio interview on Awkward Transition Phase with LA-based artist Andrew Thompson here.


I worked on a new series of oil and enamel on canvas paintings: Opened on Nov. 7, 2013 at Art Informal, Philippines
at The Rockland Center for the Arts, Oct 16 – Dec 18, 2011: Click NY Times link under PRESS & CATALOGUES for higher res
ARCHITECTURAL INVENTIONS Visionary Drawings by Matt Bua & Max Goldfarb: my work is included in this book now available on Amazon.com
Police Cars, oil on canvas, 22 x 32 in. 2013: from a new series of paintings called “The Awkward Inevitable”
Priests vs. Praying Mantids Trilogy: ink on paper, 44 x 30 in. each, 2012 SOLD
The Invasion Of Brainyack (drawing installation): at The Rockland Center for the Arts, Oct 16 – Dec 18, 2011
WWM – World War Mun: acrylic on vinyl, 2011 SOLD

News 2012

NEWS 2012

MANILA CAMPAIGN 2012

Just like coming back from a battlefield, here is a recap of My MANILA CAMPAIGN (Feb РAug 2012):

The Great Ghastly, at Art Informal Gallery, May 9 2012 (group show)
Great Ghastly in Art Informal convenes multiple voices addressing a variation of the single artistic format of Drawing. The artists are a group of angry, angsty (young-ish) men at the verge of a vacillant Eden – whose works contain a reverberation of suspended youth and a strong sense of Coming-of-Age, a strong sense of a coming of Something.
You can view my works at Art Informal here.

PUSO + DAGA, at West Gallery, May 17 2012 (SOLO show)

The exhibit featured a dozen enamel on canvas paintings of varying dimensions. The artist drew inspiration from Filipino culture including religious icons and product labels. Ernest further explored the materiality of enamel paint by pouring it directly on a stretched canvas laid flat. The spills and drips and textures created using this painting technique may seem arbitrary, but the way the artist ‚Äúherds‚ÄĚ the paint without using traditional paint brushes to conform to the images on canvas is nothing short of impressive.
All works and installation shots can be viewed at the West Gallery website here.
Check out the writeup about the show here.
You can view my recent enamel works here.

BEAT, at the Lopez Memorial Museum, May 19 2012 (2-person show with Nikki Luna)
The Lopez Memorial Museum continues its explorations of the intersections of the colonial and recent past alongside contemporary issues with its current exhibition called Beat. Curated by Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez and with artistic direction provided by Claro Ramirez Jr., Beat encourages the wordplay which comes with the summoning of dual meanings.
For more info about the exhibition click here.
To view my TV interview about BEAT click here.
To view one of the many blogs about the exhibition click here.

All Quiet on The Eastern Front, at Blanc Gallery Manila Peninsula, May 26 2012 (SOLO show)
Brooklyn-based Philippine artist Ernest Concepcion maintains his fascination for conflict-based imagery in his solo exhibit at Blanc Gallery. For this exhibit, Ernest chose enamel paint on canvas to replicate the material used on actual tanks and battle ships. The huge canvases show black and white renderings of war scenes. The lack of color emphasizes the starkness of destruction brought on by war, as can be gleaned by documentary images of World War II and other historical battles. He describes his paintings as ‚Äúpossible scenes from an unreleased war film by John Ford, with interventions by Max Ernst‚ÄĚ.
You can view my recent black and white enamel paintings here.

VERSUS, at Secret Fresh Gallery, RONAC Art Center, July 21 2012 (collaboration with Victor Balanon)
More than being merely besting each other for territorial dominion and artistic prowess as like a kung fu showdown, this becomes a metaphorical platform for the dynamics of creative work, especially that of collaborations which is as much rooted in managing discordant differences yet begetting a more wholistic work. This collaboration is one of the most anticipated this year as both artists are highly regarded for their virtuosity in their chosen medium of ink and acrylic, and their bravura in wrapping walls with robust ingenuity and imaginative narrative content.
To view one of the many blogs about the exhibition click here.
You can view images of the work on my facebook page here.

My TV interview on ANC’s Shoptalk, May 2012:

Here’s a TV interview of my work at the Lopez Museum featured on ANC’s CITYSCAPE: