Open for viewing March 7, 2015
Artist reception March 14, 2015 | Saturday | 5PM 

Charles Aaron Salazar’s works are photography-based and collages. He has a fascination with two-dimensional images which can be restructured, redefined and manipulated.

His daily commute involves a lot of walking, not to mention, a number of transfers from tricycles to jeepneys and buses. It is unfortunate that he does not know how to drive and like most urbanites, acquiring a vehicle is an unlikely possibility. As such, almost half of his day is spent in, on and along the streets of the city… where his photographs and inspirations are derived from.

Portals, Installation View, Charles Aaron Salazar, Pan/// Projects 98BCollaboratory, 2015

Portals, Installation View, Charles Aaron Salazar, Pan/// Projects 98BCollaboratory, 2015

Portals, Exhibition Opening, Charles Aaron Salazar, Pan/// Projects 98BCollaboratory, 2015

Portals is a result of his frustration from wasting too much unnecessary hours on the road. He therefore surmised that a portal could truly be useful; where you enter as one thing, and come out as another.

This made him think about the horse-drawn carriages that used to roam the streets of Escolta as the main means of public transportation. He uses the image of a horse crossing the portal as a metaphorical take-off point to draw out carriages or make old streets come to life. In combination with his innate wit and humor, Salazar provides another gateway to escape, take or view.

Portals, Exhibition Opening, Charles Aaron Salazar, Pan/// Projects 98BCollaboratory, 2015

Charles Aaron Salazar (1991) is photographer from Cabuyao, Laguna and now based in Manila working as a video production and operations specialist for Rappler.com. His photographic works mainly uses film and mobile phone while playing with collage, cut-outs and appropriation. He is part of the collective Tito and Tita working mainly with film and photography. His works deals a lot with humor as part of his creative process. 

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Portals, Artist Talk by Charles Aaron Salazar, Pan/// Projects 98BCollaboratory, 2015

PAN/// is a project space initiated by 98B COLLABORATORY and Panpisco Sales Inc. using the old store front of the company along Escolta street in 2014. It was created as a platform for exhibitions and projects for young and experimental artists and creatives from the Philippines and abroad.

Portals, Exhibition Opening, Charles Aaron Salazar, Pan/// Projects 98BCollaboratory, 2015