Being in the art industry for more than four decades, this artist continues to provide abstract masterpieces with new techniques.
A culmination of his experiences as an artist, Carlo Magno comes up with Percipience. A collection of moments become memories, transforming into lessons, and over time are distilled into the finely honed exhibition that Magno himself is proud of. Each masterpiece in this exhibition represents a piece of memory—and every detail about each masterpiece is a stroke of experience.
Magno’s new collection consists of abstract mixed-medium art and some figurative cast aluminum sculptures on top of clean and clear resin blocks. The process of making the pieces makes this collection different from his other collection. “I layered the resin to create a 3D effect,” Magno shared one of his techniques. His abstract pieces seem encased in glass, but if looked at closely, the glossy finish is poured resin.
Magno is best known for his mixed media abstracts, figurative artworks, and sculptures. Though Magno started with hyper-realism, his shift to abstract is what cemented his name in the Philippine art industry. Shifting from traditional realism to a whole different art style is difficult, but Magno explains how both art forms challenged him. “When I make realistic art I exert the same effort, the same composition, the same fatigue I feel when I make abstract art,” he explained. The process maybe not be the same but the effort and difficulty for the artists, no matter what art form, remains—it is just the output that changes.
Carlo Magno’s Percipience will be on view from May 4-13, 2023 with the Artist Reception slated for May 6, Saturday at 5 PM. Galerie Joaquin BGC is located on the Upper Ground Floor of One Bonifacio High Street Mall, 5th Ave. Corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Banner photo courtesy of Carlo Magno.