Medium: acrylic, stainless ruler + screw, collage, sawdust-glue mix on wood panel
Size: 4 x 4 ft.
This work was from my exhibition in 2019, ‘Pag-alala sa Hinaharap’. This is my personal reflection confronting a dark period in our national history, the Marcos Martial law which his family is keen to erase. They seek to shroud the atrocities committed during the long years of the Marcos dictatorship through historical revisionism. We should not let this happen. It is crucial to look back on our past to envision an equitable future, especially because we are reliving the horrors of the past under Duterte’s fascist regime.
Visual artist Eric Guazon explores the themes of war, violence, and power in his art practice. His recent mixed media works are about warfare’s global reach, its complex economies and the harrowing casualties that is war’s ultimate outcome. He has by far mounted eleven solo exhibitions, and has participated in several group exhibitions such as TutoK Art Projects on Human Rights (2007), Asia Contemporary Art Hong Kong (2011), Metropolitan Museum of Manila Open Exhibition (2014) and the Art Fair Philippines. His works were notable entries in art competitions, awarded honourable mentions in the Philippine Art Awards, Metrobank Painting competitions, and semi-final entry in the Beppu Asia Biennale of Contemporary Art in Japan (2007). Eric has Fine Arts degrees from the University of the Philippines Diliman (Major in Painting) and the Technological University of the Philippines (Major in Advertising). He was recently awarded regional winner for NCR at the 25th Philippine Art Awards(2020). Shortlisted in the Ateneo Art Gallery MGAP Awards (2020). He is currently a lecturer at the Fine Arts Department, TUP-CAFA in Manila.