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On December 4, 2022 at 5:00 in the afternoon, vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery becomes home to 13 works of art by painter-designer-advocate Rebie Picazo Ramoso for her third solo exhibit, a second in her homeland and following maiden solo in Italy. vMeme invites you to an afternoon of multidisciplinary experience as the artist’s digital paintings are unveiled with accompanying prose and poetry, spoken words, and live conversations meant to translate the artistic process into a mode of appreciating art.
Artworks are more than just brush strokes and colors that make up images. This is most especially true in the art of Rebie Picazo Ramoso formed from years of praxis in painting and psychology as a merged modality of creating. For Rebie, artworks are both vessels and vehicles of an intimate understanding of what is it to be human. Her pieces are stories of people captured through conversations with her subjects and crafted in hyper-realistic digital paintings. As much as an impressive portfolio of skillfulness and mastery of the digital media, this body of work is also an illustration of the potential of visual arts as tool for psychology. Whether for analysis or therapy or simple appreciation, these artworks serve an affective function as much as they compose a powerful visual surprise. In this collection, art and psychology almost become a combined field in a path of practice, both challenging and unique, that Rebie traverses.
For this exhibit, Rebie compiles 13 stories of women translated into digital artworks that became source materials for 13 writers to compose narratives which are then translated into audio form. The process of listening to women’s stories as a mode of art production becomes the same process to converse with a public audience; in between, the artworks become a platform for unending collaboration. The show is an invitation for viewers to translate these layers of storytelling into their own understanding of the pieces and their subject matter. It is a beginning of many more stories shared, many more voices heard and many more individuals understood.
Press the play button to listen to Luisa A. Igloria's prose, inspired by 'In Memoriam'
Press the play button to listen to Christina Peralta's prose, inspired by 'Rest in My Dreams'
Press the play button to listen to Avie Felix's story, inspired by 'Before I Leave'
Press the play button to listen to Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz's prose, inspired by 'Closer'
Press the play button to listen to Libay Linsangan Cantor's poem, inspired by 'Unmade'
Press the play button to listen to Kristine S. Calleja's story, inspired by 'Cradle'
Press the play button to listen to Nerisa del Carmen Guevarra's poem, inspired by 'Stay'
Press the play button to listen to Jenny Ortuoste's prose, inspired by 'Surrender'
Press the play button to listen to C Joybell C.'s poem, inspired by 'Unravel'
Press the play button to listen to Juliette Kwee's poem, inspired by 'How I Forget You'
Press the play button to listen to Cathy Sanchez Babao's poem, inspired by 'After the Rain'
Press the play button to listen to Rosi Raneri's prose, inspired by 'The Last Time I Called Your Name'
Press the play button to listen to Emmily Magtalas Rhode's story, inspired by 'Do I See You Again?'
1. Buy the artwork on display (except for those tagged as not for sale - NFS)
2. Buy limited edition prints of the artworks (only 5 prints available per artwork)
3. Buy limited edition merchandise items designed by the artist herself (limited quantities specified above)
4. Order the PERIPHERAL (E)MOTIONS book, an anthology of the writings for this show and full color prints of the artworks.