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    INSPIRED by lines, movement, and impulsivity, Filipino visual artist Leo Bisquera’s works seek to explore the vibrant, connected, and awe-inspiring patterns that exist in our world through an abstract lens.

    Bisquera combines unique process-driven techniques. All his works are acrylic on canvas which is structured, calculated, impulsive and unmeasured achieved without using a paintbrush, and based on movement study.

    By comparing and contrasting various approaches to abstraction, movement, and impulsivity, his works allow for a deep consideration of the aesthetic result from various levels of impetuousness. From the hard-lined and geometric approach, through to the unfettered and hyper-painterly manner, we are able to understand and explore several structures, formations, and realizations of the abstract pursuit.

    Leo Angelo Bisquera (b. 1995) is an emerging geometric abstract artist currently based in the Philippines. He obtained a degree in Fine Arts Majoring in Painting from the University of Santo Tomas in 2017.

    In 2020, Bisquera was a finalist of ARTablado National Painting Competition. In 2019, he held his first solo exhibition in Sigwada Gallery, Manila. Since 2014, he has participated in both local and international group exhibitions such as Gallery 928, Sigwada Gallery, and Thailand Cultural Center in Bangkok, Thailand. He was invited to join the2020 Global Artists Committee of Asian Art Association.

    His practice investigates notions of emotions and impulse through a variety of color, line, and field studies. Combining geometric abstraction with a refractive and at times, psychedelic twist, Bisquera mounts a unique and highly stylized approach to portraying color, pattern, and movement.

    Bisquera describes his practice as a combination of calculated geometrics, and impulsive abstraction. Influenced by significant artists such as Sol LeWitt, Paul Klee, and Sarah Morris, he seeks to expand on existing notions of abstraction from the era of modernism.

    ENDPOINTS will be on view virtually starting on 5 March 2021, Friday at 6:00 PM. The virtual exhibition will run until 25 March 2021. The link to the exhibition will be posted on ArtistSpace Facebook and Instagram pages (@artistspacegallery).