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What Cadmus Had Sown
Kurt Lluch's graphite on canvas evokes a strangeness in part due to the blurring of the edges between how childhood stories were told and the unresolved issues it created in the mind of the innocent. These questions matured into ideas that are as surprising as anything pulled out of a rabbit's hat. Stories old and childlike find its best expression in graphite, not unlike the ones used in grade school.
Graphite on Canvas
- Size: W 183.0 cm x H 122.0 cm
- Medium: Drawing
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The youngest delegate in the 1st Mindanao Visual Arts Congress in 1997, a thirteen year old in short pants at the time, Kurt Lluch has come a long way. He became a founding member of the Mixed Media Visual Artists of Iligan City, exploring different media while indulging in mythological books and graphic novels.View Profile »
He became assistant manager and curator of Lea Padilla’s Linya Gallery in Iligan in 2001, organizing shows for Mindanao artists for a decade. He became a finalist of the Philippine Art Awards in 2006, and was one of its Mindanao regional finalists when it changed its competition format in 2007.
Lluch’s art deals with how people carve their existence, their little stories, how they try to define themselves in an evolving society.
For the PASTiche group show, he zeroes in on the stories that he read as a child, the story of the “velveteen rabbit,” and Greek mythological stories about the “the dragons teeth” and the “12 labors of Hercules.” He works on each story based on how remembers it, the fascination and wonderment that he felt reading it, its comedic and tragic qualities, how it affected the yellow brick road to his present.