“This Is The Last Song, No I Changed My Mind” mixes abstract painting with pop music in exploring the jangled lines refraining in the pleasure of uncertain beauty expressed in the indescribable lyric which justifies the tune of the moment. This two-person exhibit by Arvin Flores and Mai Saporsantos features paintings and mixed media works incorporating texts taken from various songs combined with gestural abstraction and figuration that turn into narratives about individuality and style.
Arvin Flores has an MFA graduate degree from The School of the Arts, Columbia University, New York NY, and a BFA from the College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara. His work combines elements from abstraction, figuration, and writing situated within symbolic narratives that relate to popular culture, social politics and history, as well as art and its concepts.
Mai Saporsantos is a multi-disciplinary artist whose main interest lies in the various ways of manipulating and handling material that are formed from the well of her thoughts and ideas. Her current practice mainly involves the use of texts, or the translation of letters into image as non-words, which become receptacles of thought/non-thought as an abstracted narration of life experience. She received her BA in Art Studies from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and has studied Combined Media Painting and Art in Three Dimensions at the Art Students League, NY.