Manuel Ocampo “The Corrections”

Tyler Rollins Fine Art

poster for Manuel Ocampo “The Corrections”

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Manuel Ocampo has been a vital presence on the international art scene for over twenty-five years, with a reputation for fearlessly tackling the taboos and cherished icons of society and of the art world itself. Now based in Manila, the Philippines, he had an extended residency in California in the late 1980s and early 1990s and continues to spend significant time working in both the US and Europe. For The Corrections, his third solo exhibition with Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Ocampo looks back with a critical eye on his early work, making “corrections” to certain key paintings from the early 1990s, which were inspired by his experience living in Los Angeles during a period of heightened racial tensions, culminating in the race riots of 1992. Imagery of race, religion, and violence had pervaded Ocampo’s work since the late 1980s, informed by the context of Los Angeles. “I felt that LA was no different from Manila,” he recalls; “the huge class disparity, the balkanization of communities, the political corruption, consumer culture, celebrity culture, the traffic, water shortages, etc.



from January 08, 2015 to February 14, 2015


Manuel Ocampo

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