Specific Target looks at the furtive uses of technology in warfare. Works for the forthcoming exhibition incorporate the theme and iconography of earlier pieces, the artist introduces a new icon in this series: the shadow of drones. Drones are technological innovations in warfare, unmanned yet controlled from afar. They gravely dehumanize war because they operate from a distance, pervasive but rendered invisible by technological advances. Drones speak of imperceptible presences, invisible and untraceable. The artist chose to represent them as shadows: they hover, record and mercilessly attack. They are enhanced and infinitely dangerous weapons of surveillance and destruction.
About the artist
Eric Guazon is a visual artist whose recent exhibitions explored themes of war, power and loss. His mixed media works are about war fare’s global reach, its complex economies and the harrowing casualty that is war’s ultimate end. Eric trained in painting and has a Fine Arts degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman. His works were notable entries in art competitions, awarded honourable mentions in the Philippine Art Awards and semi-final entry in the Beppu Asia Biennale of Contemporary Art in Japan. He participates in numerous group exhibitions and currently pursues an MFA in Painting from the University of the Philippines. Specific Target is his seventh solo exhibition.