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Thursday, November 26, 2015

entry arrow9:00 PM | Maria Taniguchi and the 2015 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award

Congratulations to Dumaguete artist Maria Taniguchi for winning the 2015 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award!

She won the award for emerging Asian artists, beating two other artists from China and three from Taiwan, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Starting in 2013, the award is given out every two years to contemporary artists in the early stages of their artistic creation and exhibition practices.

The 34-year-old Sillimanian alumna, who is known for her large-scale monochromatic brick paintings (all referred to as Untitled), was singled out by the jury for her "very singular, humble, but extremely focused practice of painting and video." The art of Taniguchi, explains Silverlens Gallery which represents her, is highly concerned with structure, history, and artistic strategies. Apart from paintings, Taniguchi also makes videos and sculptures. Her works, said Larys Frogier, chair of the Hugo Boss Asia Art jury, "enriched the realm of media and raised a unique sensitivity of making the picture with infinite possibilities of meaning." Taniguchi's Untitled paintings, two video works, I See, It Feels and Figure Study, and a sculptural work, Untitled (ram dram sram), are on show at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, China, until January 3.

[Text modified from Coconuts Manila]

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