PHILIPPINES///LAST LOOK///AN EYEFUL OF LOUIE CORDERO’S “ABSOLUTE HORROR”…

July 24, 2008  |  art, Cool Shit, Last Look, News, Philippines, Worldwide, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Oh, the voluptuous horror of Louie Cordero. This is actually a self-portrait...

One of our favorite upcoming artists, LOUIE CORDERO calls the Philippines home, where he’s recently mounted his most ambitious solo show to date, “Absolute Horror,” (until July 27th) at MO SPACE in Bonifacio Global City. Deeply influenced by the flatness and graphic style of local self-taught painters in his country and the pervasive influence and iconography of Western trash culture—particularly B-movies, heavy metal, Garbage Pail Kids, and pulp horror—on society (particularly adolescent minds) Cordero has paid tribute to both in his latest series of inspired paintings and sculptures. Of particular interest is the large-scale statue of rotten-faced twin zombie boys and Cordero’s paintings that bisect (and use as stands) life-sized sculptures of young Beavis & Butthead-type boys lying on their backs on the gallery floor, making it one of the most fun shows of the summer. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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