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Kristoffer Ardeña Biography

Negation, religion, memory, disconnection are all different ways to adjust to an asynchronous society. For Filipino artist, Kristoffer Ardena, not only is society the focus of his speculation, but physical fragments of daily life are also material of his works. Ghost Painting is a series the artist has been working on for the past three years; the works are large abstract paintings made out of everyday materials, sourced from any ordinary Filipino household. The ephemerality of substances, their often unpredictable reactions, or the randomness of their effects are all a part of the artist's creative process. The artist is not in full control of the final result, and the probability of the outcome is also a part of the process. The essence of the material and also its function are emphasised, showing that artworks are not always created under advantageous or perfect circumstances, but can be a result of everyday life and stories.

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His research, under a conceptual point of view, focuses on the topic of 'topicality within the Philippine context'. His process consists in a specific artistic working methodology that, establishing a relationship among various materials, affirms the need to relate to alternative and non-traditional materials that might directly express natural energy and ideas. His work results in a very aesthetic art, expressed through a totally international language, universally understandable. Despite the thematic, his works position themselves on a global platform and he is not identifiable as belonging to a specific local context.

Text courtesy Tang Contemporary Art.

Kristoffer Ardeña Featured Artworks

Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): Kabalen by Kristoffer Ardeña contemporary artwork painting, textile
Kristoffer Ardeña Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): Kabalen, 2020 Acrylic on PVC coated fabric
240 x 211 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Ghost Painting (Cracked Category):CD-R King wall with Graffiti by Kristoffer Ardeña contemporary artwork painting, textile
Kristoffer Ardeña Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): CD-R King wall with Graffiti, 2018 Acrylic on PVC coated fabric
238 x 215 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): Dumaguete Love Stories by Kristoffer Ardeña contemporary artwork painting
Kristoffer Ardeña Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): Dumaguete Love Stories, 2018 Acrylic on PVC coated fabric
238 x 211.5 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Ghost painting, toldo category, Authority 1 by Kristoffer Ardeña contemporary artwork painting, print, mixed media, textile
Kristoffer Ardeña Ghost painting, toldo category, Authority 1, 2016 Mixed media, painting on textile
200 x 307 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery

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