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The first comprehensive monograph on the life and career of the Filipino artist Andres Barrioquinto, a rising star of the contemporary Southeast Asian art scene.
The volume deals with the complex universe of the artist (Manila, 1975), who combines elements deriving from the iconography and aesthetic of Baroque with Japanese woodcuts (ukiyo-e), reinterpreted in a Pop style. In his paintings, men, women, and anthropomorphic animals are shown in forests plentiful with butterflies and birds, introducing the theme of vanitas in a context of strong visual impact.
About the Author
Demetrio Paparoni is an art critic, curator and essayist. Among his publications: Wang Guangyi (2013), Natee Utarit (2017) and Ronald Ventura (2018). Patrick Duarte Flores is a Filipino independent art critic, curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila. A former curator of the Philippine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Artistic director of the 2019 Singapore Biennale. Ricky Francisco is a Filipino independent art curator, currently director of the Fundacion Sansó and the Lopez Museum. Elio Cappuccio is President of the Sicilian College of Philosophy.