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Surviving The Burning Fields by Tristram Miravalles

Surviving The Burning Fields by Tristram Miravalles


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  • Title: Surviving The Burning Fields
  • Artist: Tristram Miravalles
  • Date and Time: June 2, 2016, Thursday, 6PM

This June, ArtistSpace and Ysobel Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Rotary Club Makati West (RCMW) and Pedro Brewcrafters, present “Surviving the Burning Fields”, the solo exhibition of Tristram Miravalles. In the exhibition, the artist paints a strange, dissonant and corrupt world and impresses on the idea of futility and unconsciously summons the idea of the absurd where the pursuit for the meaning of life and the uncertainty of finding an answer is expressed in how his characters pine and struggle for a place and meaning in an irrational world.

The exhibition constructs a world that is in a perpetual melee and surveys themes of life and death, human conditions, and limitations, freedoms, and volitions, as well as subjectivities, and agencies. It sets itself in a dyspeptic environment full of transgressions and malevolent activities fixating on substance abuse as witnessed by the artist. The exhibition locates itself in the immediate reality basking in the peculiarities of experiences operating on personal and social contradictions. It is a registry of Miravalles’ observations of the chaos that besiege him and his trepidations regarding his position in all of these.

“Surviving The Burning Fields” will open on June 2, 2016, 6PM and will run up to June 15, 2016 at ArtistSpace, Ground Level, Ayala Museum, Annex, Makati Ave. corner Dela Rosa St. Greenbelt Park, Makati City. The ArtistSpace is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm, Mondays to Sundays. Admission is free of charge.

For more information on the exhibition, you may call Ysobel Art Gallery at 09285071117/09332227952/ 5764758 or email mark.sancheztiongco@gmail.com.



About the Artist


Tristram Miravalles hails from Bacolod City, the City of Smiles. He took Fine Arts and studied Painting at the La Consolacion College, Bacolod. Since he finished his degree in 2008, he has joined in various group exhibitions and mounted a number of solo shows local and abroad. Locally, he has been represented by established art institutions such as the Negros museum (Bacolod), Boston Gallery, Blanc and Ysobel Art Gallery in Manila, to name a few. Overseas, he has brought his works to Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia through collective exhibitions. He has also been a recipient of several art grants from the following organizations: IILM School of Design (Delhi, India, 2015), HOM Art Trans (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014) and SAGE Residency (Jogjakarta, Indonesia , 2013).



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More than an expression of Miravalles’ creativity, the exhibition also serves as a fundraiser, with a percentage of the exhibition’s proceeds going to the Art Beat project of the Rotary Club Makati West (RCMW). Art Beat is under the Alay Sining fundraising initiative of the club which raises funds in conjunction with the Gift of Life (GOL) to offer free medical attention to children suffering congenital heart disease (CHD).


About Ayala Museum and Rotary Club of Makati West

Ayala Museum, located at the heart of the Makati Central Business District Philippines, is a breathing space amidst the hustle and bustle of Metropolitan Manila. Whenever visiting the country, the museum is surely one of the best places to lose and uplift your spirit through the Philippines’ inspiring history.

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Rotary Club of Makati West’s major projects include Alay Sining, Likhang Sining, Medical Missions, Rotary Clubs, Gift of Life and others.