Jose Tence Ruiz

Paraisado / Metro Magenta

In collaboration with Danilo Ilag-Ilag

Mixed media construction
2006

Private Collection

Jose Tence Ruiz (b. 1956) is a multimedia artist involved in active production of painting, print, sculpture, installation, and performance. He draws his practice from social sympathy and commitment to critical transformation and discusses the reality of the vast Philippine milieu. Most of his works speak of political discourses and the everyday action of those who must prevail.

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  • His work in this exhibition is part of his series, Paraisado, which is a convergence of ornate cathedral towers and the humble kariton, a makeshift wooden cart commonly used by the urban poor for trade and survival. The incongruity of these two attributes lays bare the evident gaps between structures and agents in society and the astute talent of the Filipino bricoleur.

  • His work in this exhibition is part of his series, Paraisado, which is a convergence of ornate cathedral towers and the humble kariton, a makeshift wooden cart commonly used by the urban poor for trade and survival. The incongruity of these two attributes lays bare the evident gaps between structures and agents in society and the astute talent of the Filipino bricoleur.

  • His work in this exhibition is part of his series, Paraisado, which is a convergence of ornate cathedral towers and the humble kariton, a makeshift wooden cart commonly used by the urban poor for trade and survival. The incongruity of these two attributes lays bare the evident gaps between structures and agents in society and the astute talent of the Filipino bricoleur.

  • His work in this exhibition is part of his series, Paraisado, which is a convergence of ornate cathedral towers and the humble kariton, a makeshift wooden cart commonly used by the urban poor for trade and survival. The incongruity of these two attributes lays bare the evident gaps between structures and agents in society and the astute talent of the Filipino bricoleur.