Printed in Water | Drawn in Trees

Efren Madlangsakay Jr.

1 - 30 June 2024

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1 - 30 June 2024
Printed in Water | Drawn in Trees | MO_Space

Printed in Water | Drawn in Trees   

Efren Madlangsakay

A whimsicality pervades Madlangsakay’s landscapes, here flattened and abstracted, its parts overlapping and rearranged. A world of shallow depths and measured gestures of mark-making. We see bodies of water peek through openings of dense, hand-drawn foliage further propped up by branches of negative space. Or the trees stand on water, bearing node-like clumps of oddly-colored leaves. What is usually unformed and scattered, liquid and vegetation, form and cohere into skin; while wooden trunks are carved out into emptiness, and we find a space that imposes its presence, cutting through shape and texture to allow us to breathe.

The artist takes his cue from illustrations for children and their potential for world-building. Often, such images elicit a sense of wonder, as if stumbling upon a world already formed but with rules yet to be discovered. A point of coherence from which one embarks into new explorations. Similarly, the works allow Madlangsakay’s practice in painting, drawing, and printmaking to cohere. Attracted to the repetitions of prints, he recreates these through painting patterns of the sea amidst entanglements of leaves. Not finding land, our eyes maneuver across these explorations, on and through the edges of paint to clustered ink to exposed paper.

Working on the two-dimensional has often required one to be cognizant of the ways in which we place marks on the ground. This goes with being acutely aware of how we use the space, of the portions we leave unmarked, and the new dimensions formed by such choices. Instead of allowing the ground to recede or become an unnoticed volume of space, Madlangsakay’s tendency has been to bring them to the fore. Shapes of stark emptiness allude to solidity. In this exhibition, it is this interplay of form, texture, and space that serves as bedrock to the artist’s fascination and exploration.

- JC Rosette

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  • A Piece of this Uncertain Sea
    Efren Madlangsakay
    rubber cut print transfers on paper
    37.75 x 23.5 in. framed
    2022
  • Blipscapes‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    17.25 x 21 in. (framed)
    2022
  • Estranged Waters 09‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and ink) on paper
    18 x 22.75 in. (framed)
    2022
  • Estranged Waters 10
    Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and ink) on paper
    16 x 21 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Estranged Waters 11‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and ink) on paper
    22.5 x 33.5 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Blipscape 16‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    9.75 x 11.75 in. (framed)
    2022
  • Blipscape 18‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    9.75 x 11.75 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Blipscape 19‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    9.75 x 11.75 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 01‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2023
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 02‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2023
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 03‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2023
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 04‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2023
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 05‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2023
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 06‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2023
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 07‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2023
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 08‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 09‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 10‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 11‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 12‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    202
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 13‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    6.75 x 8.75 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 14 (Bears)‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    29.5 x 13.5 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 15 (Lone Duck)‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    29.5 x 13.5 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Of Breaths and Passing Shadows 16 (Stairs)‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    22.5 x 29 in. (framed)
    2024
  • Printed in Water | Drawn in Trees‍Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
    mixed media (rubbercut print transfers and acrylic) on paper
    8.25 x 11.75 in. (framed)
    2024
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About the Artist

About the Artists

Efren Madlangsakay Jr.

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Efren Madlangsakay Jr.

Efren Madlangsakay Jr. 's (b.1986) current art practice involves illustration, painting,  printmaking, and woodworking. He explores the combination of said practices in mark making and telling stories both simple and complex.

Madlangsakay is a graduate of Fine Arts majoring in Studio Arts as well as Library and Information Studies in the University of the Philippines Diliman. He has participated in several local group shows and has had solo exhibitions in West Gallery and Underground Art Gallery. He has also worked as production and exhibition assistant for various artists and institutions such as MCAD, Bellas Artes, and Ateneo Art Gallery.

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About the Artists

About the Artist

Efren Madlangsakay Jr. 's (b.1986) current art practice involves illustration, painting,  printmaking, and woodworking. He explores the combination of said practices in mark making and telling stories both simple and complex.

Madlangsakay is a graduate of Fine Arts majoring in Studio Arts as well as Library and Information Studies in the University of the Philippines Diliman. He has participated in several local group shows and has had solo exhibitions in West Gallery and Underground Art Gallery. He has also worked as production and exhibition assistant for various artists and institutions such as MCAD, Bellas Artes, and Ateneo Art Gallery.

Efren Madlangsakay Jr.

Image courtesy of the Artist
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