Camille Ver

Fresh from her highly successful exhibit last February 2013 at Galerie Stephanie, Camille Ver, continues a collage of familiar sites that are neither here nor there. There are often anecdotal references to older structures but the intent is to recreate the emotional resonance one gains from an urban location. The broader composition of acrylic is then layered with lines drawn in with technical lines endowing the artwork with an architectural perspective, bringing detail and order to an otherwise blurred form. These lines could very well represent the hard lines of an actual cityscape—created in part by a mixture of power cables, laundry lines, telephone poles, and the steel bars of a construction site. In Ver’s oeuvre, however, they represent a framing element, allowing viewers to contextualize the compositions as works exploring the urban perspective whilst remaining true to the sensibilities of abstraction within the realm of visual art—highly reminiscent of, say, Wassily Kandinsky’s works.

With her background from the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Ver bucks the common usage of minimalism in abstraction, preferring large swaths of brushworks and experimentations in color in her practice. URBN II being her 7th solo show, Camille Ver is on the verge of becoming an important player in the development of abstract expressionism in the country’s visual arts scene.


U15

U15
Acrylic on Pen and Canvas
12 x 14 in


Untitled

Untitled
Acrylic on Pen and Canvas
60 x 60 in


V1

V1
Acrylic on Pen and Canvas
14 x 12 in


V2

V2
Acrylic on Pen and Canvas
12 x 14 in


Untitled

Untitled
Acrylic on Pen and Canvas
36 x 36 in