Visual artist Celeste Lecaroz pays tribute again to National Artist Fernando Amorsolo with her exhibit entitled, “Redux” to be held at the Galerie Anna (4th Floor, SM Megamall Building A) until May 25, 2023.
“Redux” is the 10th solo show of Lecaroz since 2018, and her third featuring derivative paintings of Amorsolo that she creates in spontaneous realism style. Previously, there were the “Repetitio” exhibits held in 2021 in Makati City and in Bacolod City in 2022. All of the works are officially licensed by the Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation.
What makes this latest exhibit more unique is that Lecaroz dares to go beyond the limits of imagination with playful strokes, bolder hues, atypical color combinations, and irregular patterns. Aside from paintings, the “Redux” also features functional artworks such as furniture.
This latest collection of works is Lecaroz’s contribution to the celebration of National Heritage Month (Pambansang Buwan ng Pamana), which is held every May. For Lecaroz, art is an enduring vessel of history. “Paintings are time capsules,” she explains. “And keeping a painting is capturing a moment when an artist perceives a certain reality and commits emotions and intellect on a material surface. Time, soul and matter coming together in one work.”