Gajah Gallery presents its second online feature – Fresh Vision, where esteemed names at the forefront of their respective fields (from architecture, to stage and the culinary arts) are invited to curate a focused digital exhibition. Alongside this we present an in-depth interview, revealing the stories of how they began their collections, their personal artistic tastes and their inspirations.
For the second edition, the gallery features award-winning Filipino singer and actor, Franco Laurel. In 1998, Laurel received national attention as the co-host of the dance show Keep on Dancing. In 1999, he made his first appearance in professional theatre, and has since received two ALIW Awards for Best Actor in a Musical.
Titled Colours of the Heart, Laurel has chosen to showcase two paintings by Erizal As and Ibrahim – both abstract artists whose works he finds ‘tug at the heart’ through a masterful rendition of life and nature in a plethora of colour.
In the midst of a global pandemic, Laurel searches for answers and avenues of escape. Faced with new realities of working from home, restricted movement and a lack of physical contact, the world has begun to address the importance of and issues surrounding mental health. For him, art is one such avenue – a positive force that brings us comfort, uplifts weary souls and sparks joy amidst these uncertain times.
When: 18 Sep - 18 Oct 2020,
Venue/Organizer: Gajah Gallery