Jigger Cruz, to be confirmed, 2014

Jigger Cruz/ Jigger Cruz

Philippines 1984


Jigger Cruz
Jigger Cruz

Jigger Cruz explores the primitive memory of the figurative in contemporary painting. The paintings rework many of the stylistic quirks and formal concerns of classical painting, employing their basic composition and approximating their processes. His pursuit of the idea that a painting is also an installation results in exposing the canvas stretcher bars and revealing all aspects and surfaces in the final artworks. The figures from classical paintings that appear beneath remind the viewer of the laborious painting activity as well the art historical baggage of the contemporary painter.