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Young Filipino Artist Pow Martinez Showcased Works at Art Taipei 2017

In Silverlens’ fourth year in Art Taipei last October 20-23, the gallery presented a series of work by artist Pow Martinez.


The recipient of the 2010 Ateneo Art Awards for his exhibition 1 Billion Years, Pow Martinez has exhibited internationally in Manila, New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Recent solo exhibitions include Techno-utopian and now back to our regular programming (Manila), Advanced Human (Oakland) and a man without a hobby is worthless (Singapore). His group exhibitions include Translacion (Manila), Wasak! and Wasak Reoloaded (Singapore), Bastards of Misrepresentation (Berlin/NewYork), Salvation on a Nest of Vipers (Melbourne), and Complete and Unabridged (Hong Kong). Future exhibitions include a group shows with Mindset Art Center (Taipei) and Art Basel (Hong Kong).

Martinez’s practice engages in “bad painting,” knowingly rebelling against the classical canons of good taste, draftsmanship, material and representation. He freely negates the rules of accepted aesthetic conduct by deliberately depicting distorted human forms, presented in hyper color.

For more than a decade, Silverlens has groomed and supported established and upcoming artists in the region like Pow, working on the image as content—assisting art practices, exploring translocal identifications whilst launching and locating the artists within the vigorous international contemporary art discourse.


Featuring premium and visionary collectors from home and abroad, finest art from Northeast to Southeast Asia, and high quality service, facilities, and space design, ART TAIPEI came back to Taipei World Trade Center. ART TAIPEI, executed by the professional team with over 20 years of experience, aimed to present a top-tier art feast in its 2017 edition by integrating local resources, showcasing best galleries in the world, and exploring global art trends.


Images courtesy of Silverlens Galleries