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Bacolod contemporary artist Mark Justiniani impressed visitors of 58th Venice Biennale Art Exhibit in Italy

Venice, Italy - The Bacolod pride contemporary artist is making his names at the 58th Venice Biennale international art exhibition held at the Venice Giardini parkland in Italy. Mark Justinianiis an Arts Education graduate from the University of the Philippines 9UP) - Diliman, showcase his work "Island Weather". Justiniani's module are made of metal, glass, mirrors, resin and an artistic view of archipelago that represents the geography of the Philippines. 

              Photo courtesy from Philippine Arts in Veniece Beinnale PAVB FB

He employ a reflective medium to create an illussionary art, were he created a glass-covered shaped like islands. The guests can see the whole art idea by looking down on a cylindrical chasm. 

Books, rocks, slippers, plants, lanterns are among those handcrafted object that can be seen inside the huge art tunnel gallery.

             Photo courtesy from Philippine Arts in Veniece Beinnale PAVB FB

“You feel as if you are gazing towards the bottom of the sea, to excavated treasures arranged in wondrous, strange patterns. Vertigo-inducing, intoxicating,” Jackie Wullschläger wrote at the Financial Times.

It was also said that Justiniani’s work deserves to be at the Tate Modern in London, one of the largest museums of contemporary art.

The Venice Biennale is an international contemporary art exhibition held once every two years. It had its first show in 1895, and is run by an arts organization now called Biennale Foundation. Previous representatives from the Philippines since it rejoined in 2014  after years of absence include Manuel Ocampo, Lani Maestro, Manny Montelibano and Jose Tence Ruiz.  

“Island Weather” will be on exhibit until November 24, 2019.

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