Change your cover photo
ChrisVerayo
Change your cover photo
ArtistQuezon CityPhilippines

My artworks often find its way towards making a reveal. These revealed images created using a repurposed technique of action painting controlled by ideally holding on tight on a concept and using it as a guide to make its way towards art making.

This user account status is Approved

This user has not added any information to their profile yet.

ON EXHIBITION

My first group show of the year. This will also be the first ever exhibit of this newly opened gallery Gravity Art Space located at 1810 Mother Ignacia Ave. Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. The exhibit will open on March 19 and will be ongoing up until the 17th of April. 

Artist ON EXHIBITION Image 1
VIDEOS
ABOUT ME

Artist Statement

“Always search inward never outward” that is what I always say. This way I always present a sneak peak into my mind and through painting I extract ideas, thoughts, and emotions. They are like windows opening into a world of movement constantly pushing, glowing, and tugging. 

My artworks often find its way towards making a reveal. These revealed images created using a repurposed technique of action painting controlled by ideally holding on tight on a concept and using it as a guide to make its way despite the chaos of dribbling, showering, and splatting of paint. Whether I do landscapes, portraits, still life, or whatever it is that can contribute on a theme or concept, my work always feel like it has a life of its own, decisions of its own, sentiments of its own.

The work sometimes answers my prayers. It sometimes translate as omens. It reminds me of my shortcomings. It gives me a sense of bliss.

I never see them again during victories. 

My children. 

My hope.        

BIOGRAPHY
TECHNIQUE

Chris Verayo is a painter whose technique is composed of a repurposed style of action painting. His themes usually depict the mental and emotional mapping of his memory, working hand in hand with the evolution of his adopted yet somewhat controlled and repurposed manner. Usually driven by emotion, he creates a conversation with his work ongoing the process. Most of his works are a cross between the abstract and figurative.

EXPERTISE

The Philippine art scene is thriving. While it has always been rich and vibrant historically, it still continues to grow and evolve in every way imaginable. As time goes by, more talent is discovered, and artists who have only dipped their toes into our art world, so to speak, develop and hone their craft.

One such artist is Chris Verayo, who continues to make a name for himself with his 3rd solo exhibit, entitled “Havoc Amidst a Contemplative Mind.”

33 year old Verayo, born and based in Manila, is, in the context of the masters and even relatively modern but already established institutions in local art, a relative newcomer. He burst onto the scene with his first solo show back in July of 2014. Even then, his signature style was already apparent: despite a variety of subjects and mediums, all of Verayo’s work exudes a certain heaviness and radiates a wild, barely contained (if at all) energy.

“Havoc Amidst a Contemplative Mind”, his latest show, opened last June 1, over at Art Underground in Mandaluyong, and will run for 10 days from the opening. Consistent with his style, Verayo’s newest offerings featured in “Havoc” are no different from his previous work in what they convey: a mix of grimness and strange, bold intensity. However, the works on display cover a broad range of subjects and feelings, and provide insight into the artist’s creative process and mindset. According to the show’s write-up, Verayo was apparently inspired by his observation of a tree near his studio, watching it change and grow over time. All the works displayed were done in enamel on canvas, and range from small, such as the “Shadow Player” series (12×12 inches), to larger pieces, such as “Emboscada” (at 60×48 inches).

Among the pieces on display, the most striking ones to showgoers would probably be the eye-catching “Moment of Impact” and “Crystaline Dreams.” “Moment”’s depiction of a heart is so full of intensity and animation, it nearly looks alive and beating. The lines and colors of the work are akin to pulsating veins in action, showing a decided purpose and direction. “Crystaline Dreams” is macabre yet visually intriguing; a colorful skull brought to life by the brushstrokes going every which way. It’s interesting to see a seemingly expressionless face still convey emotions for the viewer. Another piece on display is the almost purely black and white “Static Syndrome”, which was featured in this year’s Art in the Park.

“Havoc”, overall, is another great look at Verayo’s talent and growth as a local artist. Patrons and fans of his previous work will not be disappointed, and his growing presence in Manila art is definitely opening up horizons for newer artists and art lovers alike.

Source: https://artly.ph/chris-verayos-havoc-amidst-a-contemplative-mind/#more-123

AWARDS
PAST EXHIBITIONS
PUBLICATIONS
HOME | CONTACT
Philippines
Quezon City
English
SOCIAL MEDIA | *Links appear on top underneath your name
PERSONAL | *This section is publicly Invisible

SEE MORE...

LOG-IN