Back and Forth: Tammy De Roca Explores Memories That Progress in Motion in Her Latest Show - Arts & Culture

The artist is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel To The Lighthouse.

Tammy De Roca is inspired English writer Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse in her latest exhibit, Where We Land.

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The artist portrays specific memories progressing in motion, captured and relived over and over. Standing from a single viewpoint, the memory split into different iterations. The said past event is then reconstructed, affecting a present experience, to create a new perspective.

“Therefore, memories are a series of reoccurring events on a personal timeline that are altered slightly with each reconstruction.” (Lamb, H. 2014)

De Roca explores how textures build images through paintings, sculptures, and other forms. She continues to study and experiment on how our perception of appearances and images are challenged or supported by what textures represent.

Citing Elaine Navas and Mark Rothko as recent influences, she creates powerful, highly textured works of art that emphasize movement and flow.

With regards to early inspiration, De Roca mentions surrealist and hyperrealist works, especially those by Camille Dela Rosa, Jon Jaylo, and of course, Ronald Ventura. She also mentions Filipina artists like Yasmin Sison and Geraldine Javier as favorites.

Where We Land will be on view at Altro Mondo Creative Space until April 23, 2022. Viewings are strictly by appointment only. For more information, Viber or WhatsApp at 09178887872.

Banner Photo from @altromondoart on IG

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