July 11, 2019 - July 30, 2019
Globe Art Gallery, The Globe Tower, 32nd Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
In Dreamscapes, Sophia Chizuco embraces infinities and traverses incredible distances.
The circle, without beginning and end, is the most meditative shape central to her works, and is the most poetic of shapes: it is the sun, the moon, the atom, the halo, the mandala or the Holy Circle, the round table where everyone is equal, the wheel, or the symbol of mobility. For New York-based Japanese artist Chizuco, “the circle is the most peaceful shape.” And by what marvel of motion and colors does Chizuco create a language of eloquence and, intriguingly, silence, in the configurations of her multitude of circles, set in a whirlwind of rotation and pulsation, evoking, as their titles make inevitable, a gathering fog, atomic fusion, galactic forces, a blaze of molecules, and a sky spangled with rainbows.
In Chizuco's works, intimations of distance abound as her works, with their careening horizontality, are driven by a sense of velocity and propulsion. The blues in the upper bands and the greens in the lower section that both bestride the pictorial space have the immediacy of open skies and verdant fields, which of course, our eyes, already conditioned to such chromatic associations, interpret these hues without ambiguity. Chizuco invokes a far-flung outdoor perspective, and thus her works can seem to stretch out farther and farther at either end of the pictorial space. Distance will always be an indeterminable sequence of time and space.