Opening 6:00 PM
Date: 8 Dec 2011 – 21 Jan 2012
Gallery 12 Art One
M/F Convention Plaza
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Fabrik Contemporary Art is very proud to present a first solo presentation of 22 sculptural works by Filipino artist Daniel dela Cruz.
Entitled “Ms.Interpretation” dela Cruz’s ninth solo exhibition aims to depict his lighthearted view on his favorite subject; women. Dela Cruz’s most compelling inspiration as an artist. In “Ms.Interpretation” he seeks captures the ethereal and profound qualities of women by transforming them into works of art that evoke energy and repose, charm and beauty, and the perpetual course of discovery which is part and parcel of figuring out the “woman”.
Born in 1966 in Metro Manila, the young dela Cruz was expected to study Law or Medicine—disciplines that were highly regarded by earlier generations which considered the pursuit of art as a frivolous vocation. But after earning his degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines, dela Cruz pursued his love for the arts. He started as a commercial product designer and was equally regarded for his undaunted use of diverse materials. Dela Cruz relates, “At that point, I was already exposed to a lot of materials such as wood, ceramics and resin because of the nature of my profession. I realized, however, that I did not want to work with materials I typically encounter in my line of work and are geared for mass production. So I chose to work with metal. One of the most difficult materials to work with in art, ensuring that each piece I make is one of a kind”…. read more here