Painter Nikki Ocean to mount multi-sensory exhibit with Nights of Rizal

Painter Nikki Ocean to mount multi-sensory exhibit with Nights of Rizal

On May 4th (Friday), painter Nikki Ocean will be mounting her biggest solo exhibition to date at Finale Art File in Makati City. Dubbed Rogue Wave, the multi-sensory exhibit will also feature the live music of Nights of Rizal and poetry of art and sci-tech journalist Czyka Tumaliuan.

“I’ve always found social pressures alienating as they prevent me from being my authentic self. And I’m aware that I’m not alone. Today, I noticed that it’s even magnified by social media where people get instant self-validation and escape. For my show, I want to explore how these kinds of distractions prevent us from facing and living our truths,” Ocean shared in a press release.

Nights of Rizal (né Migi de Belen) will be performing an original piece that encapsulates Ocean's vision into sound at the center of an installation of a raft surrounded with broken CDs that is supposed to represent water/waves/ ocean. from Ocean's closet. He explains, “I’m definitely playing around with different waveforms, and different ways of oscillating waveforms. However I think the essence of my music for the show will be less about the individual waves and oscillations themselves but more about how they intersect—willingly or accidentally—which I believe is what Rogue Wave is all about."

Rogue Wave opens on May 4th until May 28th, with an artist talk on May 19th.