• Start

    16 May 2015
  • End

    10 June 2015
  • Artist

    Igan D’Bayan

  • Venue

    Altro Mondo • Arte Contemporanea 3rd Level Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City


Igan D’Bayan is obsessed with Old, Weird Filipinas: how historical events, pop culture, Internet hoaxes, current events and Pinoy horror movies converge on a Twilight Zone-like, Black Mirror-ish tropical gothic area.

In the “Iluminacion” series, personal mythology blends with Illuminati symbols, prog-rock album covers, paintings by old masters, crime scenes, and the specter of terrorism haunting the world.

“The hype over how the Illuminati is working toward the end of the world is laughable, weirdly comic, insane,” D’Bayan says. “The Internet is a storehouse of laughs. The world will end when human beings stop acting humanely. Right about… Now. The Apocalypse might not even be this grandiose show of fire and brimstone, with the Whore of Babylon making a guest appearance. It may just be a quiet evening alone. A wait for the majesty and pageantry of nothing more.”

“The Summoning” and “The Abominog of Nostalgia” are about how artists conjure their own atrocious creatures whenever they create or even imagine.

Although these images form a quiet End of Days — sans biblical fire and brimstone — they are far more sinister.