When There are No Words
Opening Reception: 18 June 2016
Exhibition Duration: 17 June - 3 July 2016
Technology enables us to communicate, to celebrate, and to remember moments. Yet, it has also brought unnecessary distractions and noise to our lives. Through her work, artist Martie Datu comments on how in an age where communication is king, our society has never been more disconnected.
Presented by ArtistSpace, this is the third solo exhibition by visual artist Martie Datu. Through this exhibition, she brings us back to a place where we can recover what we may have seemingly lost in this modern and fast-paced world.
Drawing from her own experiences, she fondly captures through her work meaningful instances no words can accurately describe: strolling down the beach during family vacations, observing garden blooms and trees, and playing pretend with siblings. She makes these moments alive through faceless images of children, her favorite subject. Childhood, after all, is a time of innocence, of purity, of being truly happy without thinking about what tomorrow will bring. It is living in the moment. It is simply joyful.
About the Artist
Martie (born 1981) is a Filipina banker turned artist. She graduated from De La Salle University-Manila with a degree in Banking and Finance and spent more than a decade in the banking industry. She rekindled her passion for painting during her 3-year banking stint in Singapore. While in Singapore, she spent most of her free time painting and attending workshops. Her work is held in private collections in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Arab Emirates, and across Asia. She believes that a happy childhood positively impacts one’s future.
ADMISSION IS FREE.
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