Patrick Cruz opens Langara’s first artist talk

Vancouver, B.C.

RBC winner will display art

By Ted Alcuitas

Multi-awarded Filipino-Canadian artist Patrick Cruz will open the first artist talk at Langara College’s Dept. of Fine Arts on Thursday, January 18 at 1:15PM in Rm. A046.

Cruz is a Filipino-Canadian artist and organizer working between Vancouver, Toronto and Manila. He studied painting at the University of the Philippines Diliman and received his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA at the University of Guelph.

Driven by folk sentiment, his multi-disciplinary practise is informed by his interest in cultural hybridity, bio-politics and the paradoxical effects of globalization. Through his exuberant maximalist oeuvre, Cruz construes the notion of ornament and excess as a strategy of re-enchantment and destabilization.

Cruz is the founder of the Kamias Triennial in Quezon City, Philippines; an educational weeklong event that serves as a platform for cross-cultural exchange. In 2015, Cruz won the national title for the 17th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Photo: Bert Quibuyen, Philippine Inquirer

Bulaklak ng Paraiso shows Patrick Cruz’s works

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