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JC Jacinto

JC Jacinto

(b. 1985, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines) received a BFA Major in Painting from the University of the Philippines. He is a recipient of awards from national competitions such as the 39th and 40th Shell National Student's Competition (2006-2007), Maningning Art Competition (2006), and the PLDT Visual Art National Competition (20007). He has exhibited for institutions and galleries such as The Department of Foreign Affairs (2012), UP Diliman Film Center (2010), The National Museum (2007), UP Diliman Fine Arts Corridor (2008), Prose Gallery (2007), Altro Mondo (2011), Kaida Contemporary Gallery (2011), Tam-awan Village (2008-2011), Liongoren Gallery (2006), among others.

JC Jacinto is a graduate of University if the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, where he majored in painting, and is currently a practicing visual artist and freelancer. Jacinto has over 30 exhibitions to date since 2005, including also exhibition called “The private Party” at Kaida Contemporary Gallery last March 2011. His works usually contemplate or serve as a critique on the human ethos, especially on moral and sexual politics.

On his exhibit in Galerie Anna last January 2012, he creates figures that are covered, each figure being defined by what cloaks them, what masks the reality that they refuse to expose. The subjects hide on their own, showing only what they want to be seen, stuck in a false skin that hangs or suffocates them slowly, never really conveying his wants and needs, opinions and characters.

During college level, his work has made the finalist in the 39th Shell National Student’s Competition 2006, finalist in Maningning Art Competition 2006, finalist in PLDT Visual Art National Competition 2007.

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