Celestial Data for Daydreaming – S.E.A. Focus

Celestial Data for Daydreaming


Participating Artists & Speakers

  • Chati Coronel

31 July 2021 - 28 August 2021


2263 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Extension, Makati City, Philippines

In “Celestial Data for Daydreaming”, Chati Coronel engages her curiosity and passion for cosmology to explore the ephemeral and the eternal. Each piece is titled after one of the seven classical planets of ancient Greece. While she worked on this series, she listened to a playlist that moved her to ponder the skies and our place in the world.

Coronel is known for her distinct methodology, which sees one layer of paint instinctively overlaid by another. A distinct marriage of structure and intuition.

So much goes into Coronel’s art beyond what is visible on the surface. The books she’s read. The things she’s seen, and what she’s felt. The kind of day she’s had. The same things that a viewer brings when they gaze at her work. This exchange underpins her canvases’ fundamental missive of connectivity – that what unites us is ultimately greater than our differences. MO