THE VENUS TRANSIT
Marius Black First Solo Show at Kanto Artist Run Space
June 6- 16, 2012
Reception will be on June 6, 6pm.
Kanto Artist Run Space, 7274 The Collective, Malugay St,
The passage of Venus in front of the sun is among the rarest of astronomical events, rarer even than the return of Halley’s Comet every 76 years. Only six transits of Venus are known to have been observed by humans before: in 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874, and 1882 and, most recently, in 2004.
Explorations were set out for further observation whenever this rare alignment occurs ensuing the progress of explorations in the 19th century and these explorations gave birth to other explorations. The transits of Venus have further helped us have a better grasp to determine the size of our solar system. The planet Venus is rich in archetypal symbolism. It is often known as the Morning Star, the Bringer of Light. It is related to love, human unity, beauty, and oneness.
The planets are once again aligning on June 5-6th 2012; this will be the last Venus transit we humans will observe in our lifetime. With that rare of an astronomical event, Marius Black offers his first solo show to the transit of Venus.
Marius Black is a cum laude graduate of UST major in painting. His early works were of skinned human figures telling stories of constant pain and suffering in life and in love. These figures were only seen on a dead black background as if the skinless figures were kept in a dungeon highlighting only the bright red meat and muscle.
His transition of painting concepts and styles ranged from horses deconstructed to fictional characters from games and TV co-existing with the female figure in sexual fantasy positions or constrictions.