LAWRENCE CANTO

BIOGRAPHY

A graduate of Multimedia Arts and Sciences from Mapua University, Lawrence Canto has been participating in group exhibitions since 2015, recently at the International Biennial Print Exhibit 2018 in Taichung, Taiwan. He landed as semi-finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Metrobank At and Design Excellence Art Competition in the Oil/ Acrylic Category. He works in intermedia, exploring possibilities with combining painting, print, and video in dealing with themes about human nature and social issues.
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Exploring the realm of pop art, Lawrence blurs lines, postures and gestural abstraction to create figurative portraits using acrylic on canvas. His works show visual vocabulary of mass culture and seamless techniques that merge both high art and pop culture.
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CURRICULUM VITAE

(b. 1995)
B.S. Multimedia Arts and Sciences, 2016
Mapúa University (Formerly Mapúa Institute of Technology)
Manila, Philippines
SOLO EXHIBITION
2018 Cyclic Redundancy
Six Inch Gallery, Secret Fresh, Ronac Art Center, San Juan City, Philippines
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2018
ROC National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, No. 2, Sec. 1, Wu-Chuan West Rd., Taichung, Taiwan
2018 If Trees Could Talks
NCCA, 633 General Luna St, Intramuros, Manila City, Philippines
2018 Points of Origin
Art Cube Gallery, Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City, Philippines
2018 Art Fair Philippines
Yavus Gallery, The Link Parkway, Makati City, Philippines
2017 WIP
NUNU Fine Art Gallery No.5 Lane 67, Section 1 Jishan Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
2017 Encounter
Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo, Philippines
2017 Karapatan
NCCA, 633 General Luna St, Intramuros, Manila City, Philippines
2017 Chain Teeth Tension IV
Ronac Lifestyle Center, Magallanes, Makati City, Philippines
2017 Art Fair Philippines
Nunu Fine Art, The Link Parkway, Makati City, Philippines
2017 stArt!
Art Cube, Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City, Philippines
2016 Ends and Odds
Vinyl on Vinyl. Makati City, Philippines
2016 Commune
Post Gallery, Cubao Expo, Quezon City, Philippines
2016 Chain Teeth Tension III
Ronac Lifestyle Center, Magallanes, Makati City, Philippines
2016 Muralla
Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, Makati City, Philippines
2015 Chain Teeth Tension II
Secret Fresh, Ronac Art Center, San Juan City, Philippines
RECOGNITIONS
2018 Selected Work, International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2018 ROC, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
2017 Semi-Finalist, Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Competition, Oil/Acrylic Category
2016 Semi-Finalist, Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Competition, Oil/Acrylic Category

SOLO SHOWS

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Secret Fresh Gallery announces the opening of Lawrence Canto’s first solo exhibition this July. His works on canvas reflect on human evolution and stress primitive traits and behaviors retained by the human species despite eons of years of undergoing the evolutionary process. Humans and beasts engaging in a cycle of violence dominate the images, while an image of a slot machine recalls the element of chance in combining genetic codes, its permutations determining the course of human evolution. Primitive humans freely roam around urban settings, creating a striking contrast between the civilized and uncivilized tendencies of human behavior.

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