Maria Taniguchi

Born in Dumaguete, 1981 and lives in Manila, Philippines

Throughout her paintings, sculptures, and videos, Maria Taniguchi’s work involves a fetishism of form. Her voluminous brick paintings employ rigorous composition and monochromic techniques, with a dense investment of time and labour which is transformed into a visual spectacle. Her sculptures establish a tangible system in space, as well as an order and logic of viewing and participation. The manipulation of the camera and the status and movement of the objects in her video works also bring about consistent rhythms and patterns.
With such logics and patterns, Maria Taniguchi unpacks knowledge and experience—connecting material culture, technology, and natural evolution—and investigates space and time, along with social and historical contexts. The artist finds herself in the exhausted socio-political situation and economic structure amid the reality of the Philippines, and projects this constant experience onto her works.
Whether with the brick paintings or with the moving images of plain and common objects, Maria Taniguchi enforces the action of viewing upon our senses. During this process, the objects are reassembled conceptually, following the logic that is either established visually by the artist, or spontaneously formulated in the mind of the spectators. The consequence is the reinterpretation of the objects, and the attainment of sensorial and cognitive experiences.

Afterwork takes its point of departure from Para Site’s ongoing Hong Kong’s Migrant Domestic Workers...
19 Mar 2016 - 29 May 2016
Para Site
Hong Kong
With Institutions Like These…
“With Institutions Like These…” is a shared space of liminality, an occupation of both...
19 Mar 2016 - 10 Apr 2016
The Averard Hotel
Sriwhana Spong & Maria Taniguchi: Oceanic feeling
Sriwhana Spong and Maria Taniguchi: Oceanic feeling is the first major survey of New Zealand artist Sriwhana...
20 Aug 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
Maria Taniguchi at Perrotin Hong Kong
Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong presents the first solo exhibition dedicated to Maria Taniguchi in Hong Kong,...
03 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
Hong Kong
“Choruses” is the result of an ongoing collaboration between Edouard Malingue and Silverlens, Manila...
07 Dec 2017 - 25 Jan 2018
Kiang Malingue
Hong Kong
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