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Art Underground Manila

“Resonance” by visual artist, Chei Cruz, beckons viewers into a monochrome dreamscape, where surrealism intertwines seamlessly with nostalgia, creating a poignant exploration of childhood memories. The doll-like figures, meticulously crafted in black and white, serve as evocative vessels, each stroke of the artist’s brush capturing the timeless innocence of youth. These enchanting creations become conduits for the resonance of childhood, as their delicate features and frozen moments stir the viewer’s recollections.

The intentional absence of color in the artworks becomes a powerful symbol, accentuating the emotional depth of the scenes depicted. It transforms the exhibition into a visual reverie, where simplicity and wonders are felt rather than seen.

Chei and her artworks emerge as a nostalgic symphony, her subjects becoming a bridge connecting the present to the echoes of childhood. In this immersive experience, the absence of color becomes a palette for emotional resonance, allowing the viewer to bask in dreamland and rediscover the universal magic of cherished youth.

Write-up by Deseree Mapandi

January 22, 2024
January 9, 2024

Chei Cruz


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