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archival inkjet print
9 x 13 in • 22. 86 x 33. 02 cm
3 + 2 AP
Art Basel Hong Kong 2013


Gary-Ross Pastrana’s art has been one of the most persistent in terms of combining concepts with objects. His conceptual pieces, although loaded with poetic intensity, remain unobtrusively subtle and even almost quaint in its appearance. Coiled or folded photographs, his woven tales from found pictures in the internet, the sawed off parts of a boat shipped to another gallery, his shirt tied into a pole to commensurate a flag, these are the slightest of turns Gary-Ross has his objects make to create a new text within.  Born in 1977 in Manila, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Painting from the University of the Philippines and was handed with the Dominador Castaneda Award for Best Thesis, and was granted with residency programs in Japan and Bangkok. 


Gary-Ross Pastrana, received the CCP Thirteen Artists Award in 2006,  He has shown at the Singapore Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of the Philippines, and the Jorge B. Vargas Museum.  He was the country’s representative for the New Museum in New York’s 2012 Triennial ‘The Ungovernables.’  He was part of the Aichi Triennale in 2010 and the Busan Biennale in 2008.  He is one of the co-founders of Future Prospects Art Space in Cubao, Philippines and has regularly curated for shows both here and abroad.


The Untamed Wall, 2016
I submit to the wisdom of the body by Gallery EXIT, 2015
The Bold Sopranos , 2014
99%, 2014
Summa, 2014
On (or before) Photography/ The silver + gelatin works, 2013
Ley Hunting, 2013
Ley Hunting, 2012
Between Signs, 2011
Review, 2010
Indivisibilis, 2009
Tears, Cuts & Ruptures, 2009
New Collages, 2008


Tears, Cuts & Ruptures
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