Award-winning Filipino creative Lynyrd Paras explores the exhibition Dualities of Man in Art

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Exploring the dichotomy of life, award-winning Filipino creative Lynyrd Paras delves into the dualities and complexities of human existence in a solo exhibition titled LYNYRD.

Winner of the 13 Artists Award for the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in 2018, he showcases 34 works of art that simultaneously portray the intersection and contrasting realities through his unique blend of mixed graphics and painting.

The personal show features images of beauty and the grotesque. It reveals smooth-skinned bodies, ravaged by bones and viscera.

The showcase also reveals powerful emotions through compelling text that plunges viewers into the depths of life-and-death confrontations.

Paras is a renowned painter whose work offers a fresh take on self-representation. His pieces provide styles with a sense of melancholy. It engages the spectators to be critical of their own actions in the midst of today’s modern times.

The show is produced by the Center for Campus Art (CCA) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) and curated by director Ar. Gerry Torres.

The event is Paras’ second installation in Benilde. This follows his one-day show as part of CCA’s Music X Art and To Differ Digitally 2, all digital presentations of masterpieces for online audiences during the height of the pandemic.

His creations have been displayed in individual and group exhibitions in various parts of the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.

LYNYRD is presented at the Greenway Gallery of Benilde Taft Campus, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila until April 30, 2024.