The Armory Show 2022

Booth 132, Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, New York

About

    Silverlens is thrilled to present pieces by three widely collected artists from Southeast Asia: Mit Jai Inn, Pow Martinez, and Maria Taniguchi, marking the gallery’s first participation in The Armory Show. This presentation coincides with the inauguration of SILVERLENS’ New York gallery space located at 505 W 24th Street in Chelsea. 

    Mit Jai Inn (b. 1960, Thailand) is a widely respected senior artist known for his boundary-defying painting and socially engaged practices. The artist’s paintings come to life in his Chiang Mai studio, where he creates vibrantly colored and textured works, encouraging an enhanced experience when viewed up close. Presenting work from his Patchworks series which began in 1999, this large-scale textile piece references dystopian and utopian potentiality at the coming of a new millennium. Recent exhibitions include Mit Jai Inn, presented by APSARA Studio, Silverlens, and Ikon Gallery, London (2022); Dreamworld, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2021); AORA V, AORA Space (2021); Royal Marketplace, Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong (2020); and The King And I, TKG+, Taipei (2020), and the upcoming Aichi Triennale, Japan (2022).

    Pow Martinez (b. 1983, Manila) presents three oil on canvas paintings, featuring characteristically grotesque characters with pop-culture references. In these absurd portraits, mangled and seemingly idyllic figures are situated in colorful scenarios. His recent exhibitions include Underground Spiritual Unit, Galería Yusto/Giner, Madrid (2022); No Subtle Forces, Art Basel Hong Kong (2021); Sustainable Anxiety, Silverlens, Manila (2020); City Prince/sses, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019); and Aesthetic Police, ROH Projects, Jakarta (2018).

    Maria Taniguchi’s (b. 1981, Manila) practice investigates space and time, along with historical and social contexts. The laborious and painstaking process seen in her ‘Untitled’ brick paintings creates a subtle yet complex pattern on the surface — an ongoing series since 2008. Taniguchi is a recipient of the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award in 2015. Her recent exhibitions are Art Histories of a Forever War: Modernism between Space and Home, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (2022); room of phases, Silverlens, Manila (2021); Maria Taniguchi, Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin (2019); the 12th Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Borders, South Korea (2018); and the 21st Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (2018).

Silverlens is thrilled to present pieces by three widely collected artists from Southeast Asia: Mit Jai Inn, Pow Martinez, and Maria Taniguchi, marking the gallery’s first participation in The Armory Show. This presentation coincides with the inauguration of SILVERLENS’ New York gallery space located at 505 W 24th Street in Chelsea. 

Mit Jai Inn (b. 1960, Thailand) is a widely respected senior artist known for his boundary-defying painting and socially engaged practices. The artist’s paintings come to life in his Chiang Mai studio, where he creates vibrantly colored and textured works, encouraging an enhanced experience when viewed up close. Presenting work from his Patchworks series which began in 1999, this large-scale textile piece references dystopian and utopian potentiality at the coming of a new millennium. Recent exhibitions include Mit Jai Inn, presented by APSARA Studio, Silverlens, and Ikon Gallery, London (2022); Dreamworld, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2021); AORA V, AORA Space (2021); Royal Marketplace, Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong (2020); and The King And I, TKG+, Taipei (2020), and the upcoming Aichi Triennale, Japan (2022).

Pow Martinez (b. 1983, Manila) presents three oil on canvas paintings, featuring characteristically grotesque characters with pop-culture references. In these absurd portraits, mangled and seemingly idyllic figures are situated in colorful scenarios. His recent exhibitions include Underground Spiritual Unit, Galería Yusto/Giner, Madrid (2022); No Subtle Forces, Art Basel Hong Kong (2021); Sustainable Anxiety, Silverlens, Manila (2020); City Prince/sses, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019); and Aesthetic Police, ROH Projects, Jakarta (2018).

Maria Taniguchi’s (b. 1981, Manila) practice investigates space and time, along with historical and social contexts. The laborious and painstaking process seen in her ‘Untitled’ brick paintings creates a subtle yet complex pattern on the surface — an ongoing series since 2008. Taniguchi is a recipient of the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award in 2015. Her recent exhibitions are Art Histories of a Forever War: Modernism between Space and Home, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (2022); room of phases, Silverlens, Manila (2021); Maria Taniguchi, Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin (2019); the 12th Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Borders, South Korea (2018); and the 21st Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (2018).

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Works

Pow Martinez
clunker
2022
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48h x 48w in • 121.92h x 121.92w cm
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Pow Martinez
tour guide
2022
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oil on canvas
60h x 72w in • 152.40h x 182.88w cm
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Pow Martinez
medic
2022
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48h x 48w in • 121.92h x 121.92w cm
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Mit Jai Inn
Patchwork
2019
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oil on canvas
122.05h x 214.57w in • 310h x 545w cm
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Maria Taniguchi
Untitled
2021
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108h x 48w in • 274.32h x 121.92w cm
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Maria Taniguchi
Untitled
2022
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acrylic on canvas
90h x 45w in • 228.60h x 114.30w cm
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