Artist Reception at 5pm - Ground Floor PANPISCO Building, 246 Escolta Street, Manila
“I noticed that while I was working on the installation I've become conscious of the space as something you can only see from outside the window. You can't walk in and around it and look at it in different ways. There is a distance. And although I see the pieces as separate if I put myself in someone else's shoes and look at it from outside I'm going to see one picture.
I try to relate the things around me with how the space I'm using for the exhibition. I like to get a sense of history and mood and some other things and try to place pieces of those into what I think I need to do. I use something that belongs somewhere to try to tell a story or show something I might have imagined. Maybe. I hope my work becomes a good waste of time to someone who stops and have a look.”
Paul Mondok was born in 1978, Luzon, Philippines.
Earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines. Has been exhibiting- on and off, since 1988 in alternative art spaces and galleries. Recently participated as the Philippine representative to the 2013 Jakarta Biennale in Indonesia and 98B representative for Koganecho Bazaar 2014 in Japan.
A Prefix // An asteroid // An ephemeral water body contained in a shallow basin // A type of bread // An acoustic instrument // A Croatian lager beer // Type of cookware // A combining form meaning “all” // A Project Space
Pan Pacific Industrial Sales Co., Inc. (PANPISCO), a company that sells personal protective equipment, collaborates with 98B in transforming their old store front along Escolta into a project space mainly for exhibitions. Passersby will be able to view various visual forms from local and international artistic projects at PAN///.