Alexander Calceta (Philippines)
(b. 1974) Alexander Calceta’s works are infused with symbolism of objects — organic and man-made — to explore the poetry of human lives and the world they live in. By focusing on objects and one’s relationship to them, Calceta presents a fresh vantage point from which to consider identity, place, time and memory. A beloved personal object retains the essence of the person who chose it, and the artist believes that these items have the power to contain, as well as reveal, the very shape of human lives.
Calceta’s approach to his chosen medium of oil and acrylic paint is a blend of contemporary impressionism and traditional naturalism. Recently, Calceta explores other techniques and approach like those of modernism by experimenting and combining classic art into modern to create a fusion.