Art Verité proudly introduces Tumbas, the latest exhibition by Jonathan Joven. The Filipino term “tumbas,” which translates to “equivalence” in English, serves as the guiding principle behind this collection of works, inviting the viewer to embark on a profound journey into the realms of symbolism, material innovation, and Filipino identity.
Joven’s artistic odyssey has been marked by the creation of enduring images, chief among them being chairs and homes, emblematic of domesticity and the cherished dreams of ordinary Filipinos. This thematic underpinning reflects the aspirations and socio-cultural nuances of a nation. Joven embarks on an exploration of monochromatic terrain, offering a contrast to his use of spray paint and pastel. This departure signifies an evolution in his creative expression, inviting viewers to explore a more contemplative, even meditative aspect of his artistry.
10 DECEMBER 2023