(SPOT.ph) Two years after her first solo show in Bonifacio Global City, Jackie Hontiveros Lozano—a former art professor at the University of the Philippines – Diliman, and now a full-time artist—launches her second solo exhibit Awakening amid the quarantine. It virtually opened on June 7 through her website.
"I was set to have this show in Manila House BGC last April, but due to the pandemic, an online show was the only attainable way to share my work," Lozano tells SPOT.ph.
Awakening features nine oil paintings that go as wide as five feet. Through deconstructions of human figures swirling in a background of abstraction, Lozano reveals truths about her personal experiences and journey through self-discovery.
"Mystery," for example, depicts a figure surrounded by chaos—seemingly trying to break away from all the distractions and finally unravel the mystery of the self. Similarly, "Rest" shows another figure wanting to take a break from the daily grind, which is depicted by thick and bright strokes of oil paint.
"It’s something I hold dear to me, and I hope others could find meaning in it as well," she adds. It is only apt that this exhibition is shown in this time when we’re all stuck at home with the opportunity for self-reflection.
Awakening is available on Jackie Lozano's website.