In our February 2011 issue, we featured Filipino contemporary artist Louie Cordero, and revealed his beginnings towards his success and ingenious gory-ness in the art world. This month, he ventured forth to the 2011 Singapore Art Biennale where he put up his exhibit entitled My We.
We know that we have nothing to fear but fear itself. And post-modern artist Louie Cordero doesn’t fail to portray what stokes our deepest fears through his artworks. From skulls to eyeballs, goo to feces (Nardong Tae, anyone?), there are absolutely no limits to Cordero’s positively gruesome works of art.
In his exhibit featured in the 2011 Singapore Art Biennale earlier this month, Cordero set up life-like fiberglass sculptures impaled with ordinary, everyday stuff. In what used to be a bare, red gallery, three figures are displayed with Cordero’s other sketches and paintings poised on the walls.
There’s also a karaoke machine with Frank Sinatra’s classic song, “My Way”—a typical Filipino karaoke favorite—blasting on loop.
The exhibit centers on broken dreams brought on the tragedies of third-world issues, chaos, and Filipinos’ capability to adapt to this circumstance, and still move on with life. As cheesy as it sounds, we just can’t help but feel connected with it.—CECE