Catch Alexander Charriol's Human Flow IV Exhibit starting on May 22 at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea

Strange proportions, blank gazes, and awkward interconnections presented on canvas


( His name may sound familiar to those who own a Swiss luxury timepiece, but Alexander Charriol prefers to distance himself from all of that. In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, he shied away from talking about his rather bourgeois background. We know that he’s a Frenchman born in Hawaii, and then raised by a Filipino couple who worked for their family in London and New York. He told Inquirer that he feels a bit like a Filipino and that’s one of the reasons why he’s doing an exhibit here.


On May 22, Charriol’s Human Flow project will be on display at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea in Greenbelt 5. The subject of the exhibition can easily be guessed-clusters of people captured on canvas. The pieces are an illustration of anxiety in crowds and one’s anonymity in a mob. A piece entitled "Lonely Planet" depicts a man facing an audience and the distorted features conveys the fright one gets when put on the spot.



Lonely Planet by Alexander Charriol


The paintings are personal-almost autobiographical-but the emotions they represent are cross-cultural. The vulnerability in Charriol’s paintings makes them utterly engaging and the apprehensions we get from mundane interactions are curiously represented in his work. Don’t forget to bring a friend to the show. You’re going to want to have someone to talk to upon seeing the art.


Human Flow IV by Alexander Charriol will be on display at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea, 3/F Greenbelt 5 from May 22 to June 16, 2014

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