Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Lives and Works: Philippines
Don Djerassi Dalmacio is an artist who expresses himself in painting, installations, and photography. He has worked with several artists, collectives and art groups in various capacities: coordinator, organizer, exhibition designer and curator. As a visual artist, his works deal and play with memory. He deconstructs, distorts, edits and cuts particular images to give it a different twist. Such manipulations afford viewers the freedom to interpret and give meaning to what they see. With wit and humor, he incorporates text and context, be it within the work itself, in the titles or in combination, to further engage his audience.
Traversing the middle ground between abstraction and realism, Dalmacio involves everyone to ingest his creations in a personal yet unobtrusive manner. His works have the capacity to make a poignant demarcation while tempting to go beyond comfort zones of interpretation. This is derived from the artist’s belief that imposing one singular perception is restrictive.
Born in 1979 in Manila, Don Djerassi Dalmacio graduated as a Fine Arts Major in
Advertising at the Far Eastern University (2003). Since 1999, he has been a part of several exhibitions and competitions both in the Philippines and abroad. He had held ten solo shows since 2008. He was awarded as Juror’s Choice (one of the Top Five) in the Philip Morris Art Awards in 2003, representing the Philippines in the 2004 ASEAN Art Awards in Bangkok, Thailand. And in 2009, he was one of the recipients of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award.
Dalmacio enjoys photography, painting, installations, and helping animals in distress.
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