Philippines / Yavuz Gallery
Miguel Aquilizan (b. 1986. Manila, Philippines), is an artist who works heavily with process and material, exploring threads between ecology, the occult and its histories. His practice is a reflection of his upbringing amid the forest of Mount Makiling of Los Banos, Laguna. Embracing materials gathered in the forest as well as preloved belongings that each carry their own energy and spirits. The entropic forces that run through his practice and studio (deteriorating ceiling and steady decay and growth), unearths there the convergence of historical tones and the forces propelling our increasingly tumultuous natural and human world.