22 – 31 January 2021
Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Deep End III

Gregory Halili

2020
Oil on gold-lip mother of pearl
6.5 x 10.2 cm

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Deep End III’ (2020), where Halili utilises his medium’s inherent opacity to depict an aquatic landscape. Although ethereal in appearance, the work addresses the reality of coral bleaching, resulting from warming sea temperatures.

About the Artist

Gregory Halili (b. 1975, lives and works in Manila) carves and paints mother-of-pearl shells, creating memento moris. Halili received his B.F.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He returned to the Philippines in 2013 after 25 years in the United States. Halili’s work focuses on the art of miniatures with interest in the notion and idea of memory, life, death, and cycle.

His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and shows, including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; The Hammond Museum and Sculpture Garden in Salem, New York; Ayala Museum in Makati City; Jorge B. Vargas Museum at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City; West Gallery in Quezon City; Silverlens in Makati City and Nancy Hoffman gallery in New York City. In 2016, Halili was one of the Filipino artists who presented in the Singapore Biennale.

Gregory Halili will be presenting his works at Silverlens Galleries.