Altromondo

What Could Go Glitch Will Go Glitch

  • Start

    15 July 2015
  • End

    07 August 2015
  • Artist

    Gerecho Iniel Cruz

  • Venue

    3f The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, 119 LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati
In his second solo show, the multi-disciplined Cruz utilizes today’s digital advances and their apparent failures as both tool and key features in his art. He believes that technological failure is necessary for advancement, as the pursuit of perfection cannot be achieved without deficiency.

In regarding his body of work, it is apparent that Cruz is obsessive in his search for failure; preempting its arrival, documenting its wake and then, trying again. His works have each found some sort of beauty within the synthetic and clinical breakdown of technology. The corruption of an image, the purposeful distortion of code, and the implications of failure at a time when it is relied on most is akin to an intractable event of nature– unpredictable and erratic. Cruz praises this disruption of familiarity, adding a touch of distortion in a sea of patterned behavioural responses to elicit a  completely natural fear-like response.

An exhibition four years in the making, What Could Go Glitch Will Go Glitch is a culmination that has metamorphosed into what it is today: a collective effort at battling and embracing Murphy’s Law. He believes that it is within a realm of fear and uncertainty that the worst possible variable is suddenly the only available outcome. This fear is a test in the face of failure and incapacity, a parameter with which to measure human priority and willpower.

Gerecho Iniel Cruz studied fine arts, graphic design, and printing technology at the Far Eastern University in Manila. He worked as a graphic designer for various companies before delving full-time into painting. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Manila and had his first solo exhibition at the Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea in 2013.

 

-Kristine Caguiat