Zean Cabangis – S.E.A. Focus

Zean Cabangis

Philippines / Artinformal

Zean Cabangis (b. 1985) transforms memories and scenes from his travels into abstracted and ambiguous landscapes. Perception and examination of place figure prominently in his works, with heavy lines and planes redefining spaces and structures, rendering the familiar unfamiliar, the real into somewhere new and imagined. These works, which consistently rethink abstract painting in the age of photography, have been shown in a number of solo exhibitions, the most recent of which include Somewhere, Anywhere (2018) and Loom (2016) at Artinformal, and Echoes (2017) at Art Basel Hong Kong. He was artist- in-residence at the Southeast Asia Art Group Exchange Residency (SAGER) in Jogjakarta in 2011. He was a recipient of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award in 2015. Cabangis was also shortlisted for the Fernando Zobel Prize in the Ateneo Art Awards in 2019, 2017, 2014, 2013, and 2012.

Zean Cabangis will be presenting his works at Artinformal.