In “Chronicles On Skin”, a spectacle of mangled bodies—stolid torsos and flexed limbs—bear the imprints of history. Vignettes of Lluch’s life gather with accounts of the country’s recent and distant past in a single epic retelling of the story of the Filipino people. The surface of the skin is troubled, marked by memories of injustice, unrest, and violence.
However, Lluch’s strokes are incisive, her colors triumphant, as she tells the stories that mark and make us—a testament to her unwavering fortitude and ideals in mythmaking. A palpable vitality emanates from her life-sized forms which twist and turn in vigorous contrapposto. The body poised in resistance, the artist insists on the individual’s capacity to determine one’s narrative.