PRIMAE NOCTIS
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09/06 - 30/07/2016

past exhibitions

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Solo exhibition: Jigger Cruz

Primae Noctis Art Gallery is pleased to present the second solo show of Jigger Cruz, one of the most interesting young artist of the Asian art scene. 

Jigger Cruz has been selected by Stelva to participate at Artist in Residence’s Program in Desenzano del Garda. The project aims to allow foreign artists to work in a new context, increasing their international relations and benefiting from artistic influences. 
www.artistinresidence.ch 

Primae Noctis Art Gallery in Lugano will exhibit the works created during these months in Desenzano’s Residence, in an exhibition which reflect his artistic career, often irreverent and unpredictable. 

Jigger’s art practice is characterized by his idea to play with defacement and vandalization, making use of the oil colour, the spray paint and the rough interventions on the canvases, which he uses to burn and, in some cases, even to cut. 
Each artwork was born from a painted canvas, where the artist copied the Flemish and Post-Renaissance masters. Apparently without a logical scheme, Cruz applies layer by layer the dense oil colour, not only hiding, rather mystifying the classical backdrop. 

The artworks made for this exhibition explore the concept of failure in the visual dialogue between utter surface and inner content, between past and present, between figuration and abstraction. 

Jigger Cruz is a young Philippino artist already quoted in the intenational auction houses in the world. He studied Fine Arts at the Far Eastern University in the Philippines and design at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.

Exhibition view
An Argue to the Clearest Thinking Collapsed (diptych)

Jigger Cruz

An Argue to the Clearest Thinking Collapsed (diptych)

2016
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An Argue to the Clearest Thinking Collapsed (diptych)
2016 - Mixed media on canvas - 153 x 122 cm each

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An Argue to the Clearest Thinking Collapsed (diptych)
2016 - Mixed media on canvas - 153 x 122 cm each

An Argue to the Clearest Thinking Collapsed (diptych)
2016 - Mixed media on canvas - 153 x 122 cm each

An Argue to the Clearest Thinking Collapsed (diptych)
2016 - Mixed media on canvas - 153 x 122 cm each

An Argue to the Clearest Thinking Collapsed (diptych)
2016 - Mixed media on canvas - 153 x 122 cm each

ZzzzzZzzz... (Triptych)

Jigger Cruz

ZzzzzZzzz... (Triptych)

2016
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ZzzzzZzzz... (Triptych)
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 137 x 312 cm

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ZzzzzZzzz... (Triptych)
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 137 x 312 cm

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Jigger Cruz

It's still wasn't a Bad Dream

2016
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It's still wasn't a Bad Dream
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 49 x 73 cm

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It's still wasn't a Bad Dream
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 49 x 73 cm

Artificial Resignation

Jigger Cruz

Artificial Resignation

2016
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Artificial Resignation
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 47 x 37 cm

Sorry Master this is Just a Joke..(Madonna and Lasagna)

Jigger Cruz

Sorry Master this is Just a Joke..(Madonna and Lasagna)

2016
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Sorry Master this is Just a Joke..(Madonna and Lasagna)
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 62 x 52 cm

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Sorry Master this is Just a Joke..(Madonna and Lasagna)
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 62 x 52 cm

Drunken Painting in a Form of Beautification

Jigger Cruz

Drunken Painting in a Form of Beautification

2016
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Drunken Painting in a Form of Beautification
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 55 x 45 cm

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Drunken Painting in a Form of Beautification
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 55 x 45 cm

Drunken Painting in a Form of Beautification
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 55 x 45 cm

Cazzo! Perception and Meaning Still Undetected

Jigger Cruz

Cazzo! Perception and Meaning Still Undetected

2016
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Cazzo! Perception and Meaning Still Undetected
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 50 x 40 cm

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Cazzo! Perception and Meaning Still Undetected
2016 - oil on canvas and wood - 50 x 40 cm