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Close Up Artist
Edwin Wilwayco



Named after the symphonic movement - Scherzo-Edwin Wilwayco's new series conveys more than simply the energy we have come to expect from abstract-expressionist work. In contrast to his previous exhibit (Homage to Vivaldi), is perhaps more primal, an utterance that travels the whole spectrum of emotive music, from Beethoven breaking wide the strictures of classicism, to the post-romantic - Gustav Mahler's voluptuous symphonic oeuvre. Wilwayco paints in layer upon layer of impasto - lustrous and thick, a tactile delight inviting touch, and (why not ?) a caress.

Nor is all this played safe. With calculated brinkmanship, the viewer is brought to wonder at the edge : how much more, through technique and taste, may this visual tension be stretched as taut and without accident!

-- Renato L. Santos

"The tension of always trying to push yourself over the edge of testing the limits of your imagination, in the hope of creating impressions distinctly your own and quite beyond anything you ever expected when you started out. Therein lies the continual challenge and beauty of the act of painting for me." says the artist.



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