恰克更傾向於諷刺和藝術挪用的觸覺奇思妙想，以輕笑的反叛精神進行他的過程。在這個展覽“Fake It While You Make It”中，恰克重新創作了著名的藝術作品，同時摒棄了哲學語境和傳統方式，傳達他所謂的「業餘對傑作的看法」。然而，他的畫作遠非他所聲稱的對其作品的笨拙表現。它們源自古老而榮耀的大師的作品，精心製作並以厚顏無恥的幽默和標誌性的笑臉進行模仿。隨著恰克深入研究將著名的藝術作品重新語境化，他利用了許多其他聯想，去除了建築的偽裝，取而代之的是矛盾、政治不正確和一絲苦樂參半的謬論，不一定是為了讓他的觀眾享受令人愉悅的體驗，而也許是傳喚一個秘密的玩笑。
Chalk Zaldivar has a way of creating art with a child-like interpretation of adult subject-matter that provokes some if not a lot of people. But this is only an icebreaker served to dispense humor that is inspired by esoteric gaps, distance between familiar codes, social conventions, and preconceived ideas. Zaldivar’s brand of humor is curiously transgressive as his distinctive way of rendering characters into something recognizable but altogether uneasy becomes a taxonomy ranging from the cartoonish to the grotesque. He allows a mercurial force to guide his hand and probably just like his dead art influences, he creates his own species of humans only to carry a psychological intrigue that has been the fulcrum of his practice.
Leaning more toward irony and the tactile whimsy of art appropriation, Zaldivar approaches his process with a chuckling rebellious spirit. In this show “Fake It While You Make It”, Zaldivar recreates famous works of art while abandoning philosophical contexts and conventional means to convey what he calls “an amateur take on masterpieces”. His paintings, however, are far from what he asserts as a gawky representation of his works. They are derived from compositions of old and glorified masters, heedfully produced and parodized with cheeky humor and a signature smiley. As Zaldivar dives deeper into recontextualizing famous works of art, he taps into a bunch of other associations, removing architectural guises and replacing them with contradiction, political incorrectness and a hint of bittersweet paradox— not necessarily to indulge his audience with a palatable experience but rather to summon perhaps a secret giggle.
Chalk Zaldivar is a Filipino contemporary artist whose drawings, paintings, and sculptures are centered on satirical imagery and text. He uses various media such as acrylic and oil paint, graphite, and resin among others. He has participated in multiple group shows across prestigious local galleries including Vinyl on Vinyl and Blanc Gallery and was part of ALT Philippines 2020 and 2021.
藝術家介紹｜Chalk Zaldivar Born 1989 Graduated from University of Philippines
ELECTEDSOLO&GROUPEXHIBITIONS 2020 Starting at the Finish Line, Blanc (4-man) 2020 LARO, Vinyl on Vinyl (group) 2020 Fervid, The Grey Space (group) 2020 Art in the Park 2020 Blazing Catharsis, Galerie Roberto (group) 2020 ALT PHILIPPINES 2020 Art House, Vinyl on Vinyl (group) 2019 Progression of Speed, Vinyl on Vinyl(group) 2019 Xavier Art Fest 2019 Familiar Semblance, Altro Mondo (group) 2019 Story Scapes, Galerie Roberto (group) 2019 Art in the Park 2019 Art Fair Philippines 2019 The Iconic Chair Reimagined, Vinyl on Vinyl (group) 2018 Are You Kidding Me, Vinyl on Vinyl (4-man) 2018 Moniker UK 2018 These People, Vinyl on Vinyl (solo) 2018 First Lessons, Vinyl on Vinyl (group) 2018 Moniker NY 2018 Art in the Park 2018 Art Fair Philippines 2017 Concrete Kamote, Vinyl on Vinyl (group) 2017 The Under current, Pineapple Lab (group) 2017 Stressin Numbers, Vinyl on Vinyl (solo) 2017 Art Stage Jakarta 2017 Art in the Park 2017 Art Fair Philippines 2016 Vinyl on Vinyl Anniversary Show 2016 Moniker Art Fair London 2016 Art in the Park 2016 Art Fair Philippines 2015 Ugly Truth , Vinyl on Vinyl (solo) 2015 El Tex to Super Puesto, Blanc (group) 2015 Sky walker, Vinyl on Vinyl (group) 2015 Tumor No More, Ishmael Bernal (group) 2014 Don't Forget to Breathe, Vinyl on Vinyl (2-man) 2014 420, Sigwada Gallery (group) 2013 Counting Sheep, Conspiracy (group) 2013 MNL to HK, Arts in the City (group) 2013 Chinese Whispers", Big Bad Wolf (2-man) 2012 Downpour, 371 Art Space (3-man) 2012 Bloom Arts Festival 2012 Volition & Stability, Vinyl on Vinyl (group) 2012 School of Back flip, CSCVA (group) 2012 DOSPORDOS, 371 Art Space (group) 2012 PULPFICTION, Art In formal (group) 2012 Art in the Park 2011 The College Guys, 371 Art Space (group) 2011 Juguetes+, Metro Gallery (group) 2011 Juguetes, Gallerys a Grillery (group) 2010 Nationalistic Animalistic, Gallery1, Faculty Center UPD (group) 2010 Megadeth, public art installation QC (group) 2010 ULTRAMARINE, public art installation QC (group)