Nameless Hundred 72
Pen, ink, on acrylic on canvas
70 x 93 cm
These works by Victor Balanon are part of the series Nameless Hundred, where iconic stills from film classics/cinema are collaged with emblematic images of modernism to create an anachronistic and perhaps nostalgic picture of the collective utopian dream. This particular drawing, Nameless Hundred 72, is a combination of a scene from Ingmar Bergman’s Persona and a Constructivism sculpture by Rodchenko. The woman peers through the object, as if she was seeking to understand destiny.
Victor Balanon (born 1972, Manila, Philippines) started to study Dental Medicine at the University of the East in 1989. He left school however, a year short of finishing his studies, choosing to pursue and develop his interest in art. A self-taught artist, he has worked as an illustrator creating artworks for film, independent comics and underground music labels. He later studied film and animation at the Mowelfund Film Institute producing two animated short films as a res….