12 Sep D’Bayan: Artist – How 2BU?
D’Bayan is obsessed with Old, Weird Filipinas: how historical events, pop culture, Internet hoaxes, current events and Pinoy horror movies converge on a Twilight Zone-like, Black Mirror-ish tropical gothic area. In the “End of Days” paintings, personal mythology blends with alternative histories, portraits by European masters morph into freak-shows, the tribulations of saints becoming a metaphor for the specter of terrorism haunting the world. These images form a quiet apocalypse — sans biblical fire and brimstone yet far more sinister.
Here are the artworks for Pinto Museum show, which opened last July 17, 2016.
All three paintings are 4 feet x 4 feet, oil on canvas, 2016
Igan D’Bayan’s “End of Days” is at Pinto Art Museum, #1 Sierra Madre Street, Grandheights Subdivision, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal. For queries, call Jenny Villanueva at 697-1015.